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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox on the Body

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: August 12, 2021 Updated: August 2, 2021 Abusing alcohol can take a toll on your body, including high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, and a higher risk of certain forms of cancer. Over time, drinking excessively can lead to physical dependence or addiction. Many people require treatment…

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A Look at the Alcohol Detox Process

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 15, 2021 Updated: September 2, 2021 Drinking alcohol continuously for a period of weeks or months can lead to physical dependence. Stopping or cutting back on the amount of alcohol you consume may result in uncomfortable or dangerous symptoms.…

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The Difference Between Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 21, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Some might not realize that there’s a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction. It isn’t uncommon to see these terms used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t differences. However, alcohol addiction is the beginning stage of alcohol dependence.…

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Process of Detoxing From Alcohol

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 26, 2020 Updated: June 18, 2020 Detoxing from alcohol takes hard work and perseverance. Admitting you have an alcohol addiction problem is the first step in the healing process. As you move forward with detoxing from alcohol, you probably have questions about what to expect. It’s…

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Steps of Alcohol Detox

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2021 Deciding to get treatment for alcohol abuse is a key first step in healing from the disease of addiction. However, for many people, the next stage is detoxing. A natural process, detoxing is the body’s natural process of removing toxins…

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How to Ease Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 22, 2019 Updated: August 22, 2021 Alcohol addiction is one of the most common forms of substance use disorder. Because alcohol is widely available and frequently a part of social occasions and events, it can be challenging to not only see when alcohol abuse is happening…