a woman benefits from access to recovery coaching

What is Recovery Coaching?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 20, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 People who struggle with addiction and complete a rehab program are at risk of future relapses. Aftercare and support are important aspects of recovery and maintaining sobriety. While someone might feel strong and committed to sobriety immediately after completing a…

alarm clock showing good sleep routine

The Importance of a Sleep Routine in Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 9, 2020 Updated: January 18, 2021 Getting a good night’s sleep is one of life’s pleasures. When you wake up feeling refreshed, the day starts with a promise. Having a good sleep routine is important for everyone. But it’s especially important to those in addiction recovery.…

group discussing the importance of an aftercare program

Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 28, 2020 Updated: September 1, 2020 Due to the severity of addictions, they require counseling, therapy, and medically-assisted detox. It’s critical for those in recovery to have continued access to an aftercare program for on-going maintenance. Alcohol use disorder or addiction affects millions of Americans. Even…

woman writing down her new relapse prevention plan

5 Things to Include in Your Relapse Prevention Plan

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 22, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 When you are in recovery, relapsing is, unfortunately, always a possibility. A relapse is an ongoing process that is marked by warning signs. Having a relapse prevention plan enables you to identify and address these warning signs. This post will…

Woman who could stand to know some coping skills for addiction

Three Coping Skills For Addiction Recovery

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: June 16, 2019 Updated: June 11, 2019 When it comes to the beginning stages of addiction recovery, coping skills are a vital aspect of maintaining control and recovering from your addiction. Start with a Plan Similar to any behavioral change like wanting to lose weight, a recovery…