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Don’t Let the Fear of Withdrawal Stop You from Seeking Help

2023-02-28T11:54:13-05:00February 26, 2023|Detox|

Withdrawal is an unfortunate reality for individuals that are looking for help recovering from an addiction. The fear of withdrawal can be daunting and oftentimes, it can keep people from getting the help they need.  There are a number of steps that can be taken to make the transition from active addiction to successful recovery more successful, as well as beneficial.  What is Withdrawal? Withdrawal is a set of physical and psychological symptoms that are associated with addiction. These symptoms typically occur when someone stops using drugs or alcohol after developing a physical dependence on them.  Withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on the substance being used, but some common withdrawal symptoms include intense cravings, nausea, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, and irritability.  [...]

Do I Need Detox From My Sleep Medication?

2023-02-28T11:54:48-05:00February 22, 2023|Detox|

Taking sleep medications is a common solution for people who have difficulty falling and staying asleep. But long-term use of certain sleep medications can cause serious side effects, including addiction.  Therefore, if you find that you need to take sleep medication regularly, it's important to understand the best way to properly detox from the drug. What is Sleep Medication Detox? Sleep medication detox is the process of gradually reducing your dependence on sleeping pills by tapering off the dosage over time.  This process should only be done under the supervision of a healthcare professional as it can be dangerous if not done correctly. The goal is to slowly wean yourself off the drug so that your body can adjust without [...]

Comprehensive Evaluations and Assessments at Innovo Detox

2023-02-21T11:33:04-05:00February 21, 2023|Detox|

One of the most difficult issues that arises for both individuals suffering from addiction and mental health, as well as the professionals who treat them, is getting adequate time to receive an accurate clinical diagnosis for what they are suffering from. Unfortunately, for many individuals dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders, they often find themselves either in crisis situations or where the issue has become acute before they seek help. At that point in time, it is often difficult for a medical or therapeutic provider to have enough time with the patient to both get an accurate diagnosis, as well as the time to make sure a plan of action for both medication and therapeutic services is in [...]

What is an Intervention?

2023-02-20T16:39:40-05:00February 20, 2023|Detox|

In terms of addiction and addiction treatment, the term “intervention” probably became famous based on the A&E television show, appropriately titled “Intervention.” Starting in 2005, the reality show followed the stories of individuals in active addiction and their concerned loved ones, as a professional interventionist brought the family members together and intervened on the person in active addiction in an attempt to get them into rehab and find sobriety. To go broader or to take it a step further, outside of simply active addiction and looking at a larger health scope, an intervention (or more specifically, a clinical intervention) is described as any intentional action designed to result in an outcome, meaning an intention action is taken to change the [...]

Safe Benzodiazepine Detox: Why Time is Important

2023-02-28T11:15:45-05:00February 16, 2023|Detox|

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of drugs that can be highly effective in treating anxiety and panic disorders.  Unfortunately, these drugs have the potential to be easily abused and when used improperly, can oftentimes lead to addiction. That is why it is so important for those struggling with benzodiazepine abuse to seek professional help.  In this blog post we will explore why timely benzodiazepine prescription drug detox is essential to recovery. The Dangers of Long-Term Benzo Use Benzodiazepines work by slowing down the central nervous system, which can have an anxiolytic effect. However, long-term usage of benzos can lead to physical dependence and addiction which is why it is important not to stay on these drugs any longer than [...]

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

2023-02-20T16:12:04-05:00February 14, 2023|Detox|

When people talk about alcoholism or someone having an alcohol use disorder (AUD), they most often think about someone who drinks every day, who drinks uncontrollably, who often gets blackout drunk, or that has little ability to control their drinking. When most people don’t think about when they think of an alcoholic or someone who needs detox or rehab for their drinking is a person who engages in binge drinking. Binge drinking is the act or behavior of consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge drinking is “the most common and costly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States.” The National Institute [...]

Why is Fentanyl So Widely Available?

2023-02-27T20:18:24-05:00February 11, 2023|Detox, Opioids|

Fentanyl is a powerful opiate that has caused major issues with addiction and overdoses in the US. But why is it so widely available? What has led to its increased presence on the streets?  Let’s take a look at why fentanyl is so widely accessible and what can be done to fight the spread of this dangerous drug. The Rise of Fentanyl Fentanyl is an incredibly potent synthetic opioid that has been around since the 1960s but has only recently become more widely used as a recreational drug.  This can be attributed to two main factors: increased availability and lower cost.  Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of illicitly produced fentanyl products [...]

Detox is About More than Stopping Drinking and Drug Use

2023-02-08T09:37:47-05:00February 8, 2023|Detox|

When most people think about “sobriety” or “recovery”, for those people who have never done it, they think about having to stop drinking or drugging. They think that sobriety or recovery equates to abstinence. They think to themselves “If I can simply stop drinking alcohol or using drugs, everything will be fine.” Unfortunately, for the many people living life in recovery from addiction, they know that simply stopping drinking or drug use is the first step in sobriety, and that to receive the freedom and blessings that come from recovery, one typically must engage in lifestyle changes that support the transformational power of recovery and not using drugs or drinking is literally step one. So, for many individuals, they believe [...]

Does My Health Insurance Cover Detox?

2023-02-20T15:09:50-05:00January 31, 2023|Detox|

Cost is often a large consideration for an individual or family member when they are calling into a detox facility or addiction treatment center, seeking help for themselves or a loved one. Typically in a crisis, the first questions revolve around what the specific rehab does and if what they do is appropriate in offering treatment services for the individual suffering from addiction. However, once there is a mutual understanding of the nature of the addiction for the person needing help, and that the treatment center, detox, or rehab appropriately can offer medical, clinical, and therapeutic services to meet the needs of the person in active addiction, there is often questions surrounding financials and health insurance. Addiction treatment is not [...]

What is Imposter Syndrome and Why Does It Lead to Addiction?

2023-02-20T11:16:40-05:00January 24, 2023|Detox, Mental Health|

Are there times when you feel like whatever you do is never enough? Do you sometimes feel like you are not really the person everyone believes you are?  Do you feel like a fraud and your achievements are not really the result of your hard work? If so you probably feel pressured to do more to prove yourself to your co-workers, friends, and family and to earn their recognition.  Well, you are not alone. You are just one of the many people who suffer from a psychological condition known as imposter syndrome. In this post, we look at what imposter syndrome is and why it sometimes leads to drug and alcohol addiction.  What Exactly is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter syndrome is [...]

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