a woman is a high functioning alcoholic and needs treatment

What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: June 1, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is a common substance use disorder. In the past, alcoholic and alcoholism were used to refer to what treatment professionals now call alcohol use disorder. Like an addiction,…

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Benefits of Rehab After DUI

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 1, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Drinking and driving is illegal in all 50 states. If someone chooses to drink alcohol and get behind the wheel, they risk themselves and others’ safety. If stopped by police and issued a DUI, they can face serious legal troubles.…

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The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 4, 2021 Updated: April 9, 2021 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder. In it, a person experiences flashbacks, intense memories, and anxiety related to a past trauma. Some people use alcohol to manage these intrusive symptoms. Alcoholism can develop from this…

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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 27, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 Is alcoholism a disease? The research suggests so. Let’s take a closer look below. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, alcoholism is a chronic disease that has an impact on various parts and functions of the brain. Long-term…

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Recognizing Alcoholism Signs

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 5, 2020 Updated: February 4, 2020 There are numerous warning alcoholism signs that may indicate that you have a problem with drinking. Recognizing alcoholism signs may be difficult. However, some signs are apparent. In fact, your friends or family may detect that something is wrong before…

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What is Alcoholic Dementia?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 3, 2020 Updated: June 30, 2020 Have you ever heard the term, “alcoholic dementia?” You may wonder, “What is alcoholic dementia? Does it affect me?” Alcoholic dementia is a brain disorder that develops as a result of long-term excessive drinking. While dementia can affect many areas…