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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 15, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 As the weather warms up and summer approaches, you probably want to start planning get-togethers and trips with friends. A lot of the time, summer plans might include food, fun–and alcohol. But if…

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What is the Definition of Sobriety?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 10, 2021 Updated: June 29, 2021 When you’re dealing with addiction, the definition of sobriety can seem confusing. Living a life of sobriety may seem out of reach when struggling with a substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs…

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Making Sense of Sobriety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 28, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 What is sobriety? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the definition of sobriety is simply not being intoxicated. Furthermore, the manual explains that sobriety is more about the absence of drinking problems, not about abstinence.…

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How to Stay Sober in a Crisis

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: January 22, 2021 Updated: March 16, 2021 The pandemic and subsequent rules related to social distancing may trigger feelings of anxiety and depression. This is difficult for everyone dealing with the crisis. However, those with substance use disorders face even greater challenges. At Northern Illinois Recovery Center,…

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4 Benefits of Sober Living

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 29, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 There is more to recovery than completing a residential treatment program. Sober living is an excellent way of avoiding stressors at home and maintaining long-term sobriety. It offers an opportunity for living independently, but away from usual temptations and distractions…