Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

The Delta Variant: Detox and Addiction Treatment during a Rise in COVID-19

2021-09-29T18:55:08+00:00August 17, 2021|Uncategorized|

After a long period of time where the world was ravaged by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with the emergence of vaccines and continued public health and safety protocols, for several months it seemed as if the world had a handle on COVID-19. Seemingly managed in during the springtime and into the summer, America began to open back up. More people were getting vaccinated, mask mandates were lifted, quarantines become almost non-existent, and life began to return to what seemed like a sense of normalcy. The hope everyone had yearned for since early 2020 seemed to take hold. Unfortunately, as the later summer continued, the thread of the Delta variant, currently the predominate strain of the virus in [...]

Innovo Detox is Now In-Network with BCBS Federal Employee Program (FEP)

2021-09-29T18:15:51+00:00August 2, 2021|Innovo Updates|

With the recent announcement that Innovo Detox has entered into an agreement with Capital Blue Cross beginning on August 1st, 2021, to be an in-network provider, Innovo Detox will now also be able to accept any federal employee covered by the BCBS Federal Employee Program. A member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of health insurance companies, the BCBS Federal Employee Program (FEP) has been part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program since its inception in 1960. BCBS FEP covers over 5.5 million federal employees, retirees, and their families. Overall, the national BCBS FEP health insurance offers medical, dental, and vision benefits to over 8 million individuals. Innovo Detox, which opened its doors to treat patients suffering [...]

Innovo Detox is Now In-Network with Capital Blue Cross

2021-09-29T18:09:11+00:00July 28, 2021|Innovo Updates, Uncategorized|

In an effort to make our services more accessible to individuals and families in need, Innovo Detox is happy to announce that as of August 1st, 2021, we are now in-network with Capital Blue Cross. This in-network contract with Capital BCBS will allow Innovo Detox to offer detox, withdrawal management, and medical stabilization services to any individual or family member covered by Capital Blue Cross.   Alongside Innovo Detox’s current in-network contract with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, this new insurance contract with Capital Blue Cross will allow us to accept any Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance in-network, including anyone covered by the BCBS Federal Employee Program. Located less than two hours from Washington, D.C. and even closer to Maryland, [...]

Innovo Detox: Patient and Professional Testimonials

2021-09-29T18:02:01+00:00July 19, 2021|Innovo Updates, Uncategorized|

Going to detox for drugs and alcohol can be a scary proposition. Most individuals that have suffered from addiction, whether for a short time or a long time, dread the prospects of having to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, the thought of living life without drugs and alcohol can be terrifying.   Therefore, it is important that any detox or addiction treatment facility offer several components during the first days of recovery through detox- comprehensive medical and clinical care, FDA-approved medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms, supportive, trained, and expert staff, and a environment that offers comfort and healing. We recommend considering testimonials.   Most detox facilities or drug treatment centers and rehabs will all certainly claim to offer these [...]

A Short-Term, Stand-Alone Detox Can Help You Get Back to your Life Responsibilities Quickly

2021-09-29T17:34:57+00:00July 14, 2021|Detox|

For almost anyone suffering from substance use disorder or addiction, some level of addiction treatment is always important, and a detox to help with withdrawal management and medical stabilization is always vital. However, we also know that those suffering from addiction can always create excuses as to why they can’t go to treatment immediately. Talk to someone suffering from addiction and they almost always admit that they need help and want to stop using drugs and alcohol; to overcome their addiction and seek recovery; to find health and healing. However, tell them that they are suffering from a potentially fatal illness and to come to treatment immediately, and they will often backpedal, listing off a number of excuses as to [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

2021-07-02T20:56:36+00:00June 29, 2021|Opioids|

Although it seemed for a time that the nationwide opioid epidemic was starting to get under control, the isolation and social disconnection due to the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown America’s opioid crisis into overdrive. Throughout towns, cities, counties, and states throughout America, the number of fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses are rising, and more and more individuals are in need of detox and treatment for opioid addiction.   Although America’s opioid crisis is an ongoing national story, regularly covered in the news media and in publications, because opioids are often prescribed, there is still some concern that people do not know what to look for regarding if they are developing a physical dependency to, substance use disorder with, or full-blown [...]

My Experience at Innovo Detox

2021-06-17T14:50:43+00:00June 17, 2021|Uncategorized|

Detox is often, for most individuals suffering from addiction, the first step in the process of addiction treatment and recovery. Detox can be frightening, and the fear of withdrawals can keep a person using for many years past the point where they need to or want to seek sobriety and recovery. However, the process of detox does not have to be scary, when doing so under the expertise of 24/7 medical staff, well-versed in withdrawal management and medical stabilization. It is also important that the person feels safe and comfortable during the detox process. Eric (whose name has been changed) was a patient at Innovo in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-2020. He offered to write the following. [...]

The Use of Yoga in Addiction Recovery

2021-07-02T20:46:12+00:00June 9, 2021|Addiction Recovery|

Caroline Farrell, LSW, is the Community Outreach Specialist for Innovo Detox. A licensed social worker and a person in long-term recovery, Caroline is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor who has completed training for yoga in trauma and addiction.   Yoga is used as a healing tool to decrease anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and physical pain (amongst other ailments and mental health issues) and has been proven to help strengthen an individual’s physical and mental well-being, improve cognitive functioning, and reduce stress. Caroline has seen the benefits of practicing yoga on both a personal level and a professional level. Personally, she has utilized it to help her in her personal recovery journey. Professionally, she has witnessed yoga benefit numerous patients and [...]

Pride Month: June 2021

2021-07-02T20:41:37+00:00June 2, 2021|Mental Health|

Celebrated annually every June, Pride Month is a month-long celebration by the LGBTQ+ community, advocates, and allies. It is celebrated each June as a tribute to those individuals who were involved in the Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising), a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBT community that began on June 28, 1969 in New York City as a response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.   Throughout the month of June, LGBTQ+ community members, advocates, and allies will participate in parties, parades, and other celebratory activities. However, Pride Month is also a time for education, for awareness, and to further the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in America. LGBTQ+ members [...]

The Addiction Treatment Continuum of Care

2021-07-02T20:52:07+00:00May 26, 2021|Addiction Recovery|

Just as addiction does not discriminate and impacts all types of people, so addiction treatment must not be a one-size-fits-all model. While there is an ideal continuum of care that starts with the most intensive and supported care and ends with the least amount of treatment and support over a long period of time, to truly help and support suffering from addiction, there needs to be a personalized continuum that specifically supports that individual’s clinical needs, community and social needs, basic life needs, education and career, and overall situation. Here are the different levels of treatment and recovery support in an addiction treatment continuum of care.   DETOX Detox is often the first step for an individual in their treatment [...]

Go to Top