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The Importance of Family Engagement during Detox and Rehab

2023-06-13T12:55:03-04:00June 13, 2023|Addiction Recovery, Detox|

Detox for drugs and alcohol is typically a short period of time. Most people that enter detox to put a stop in their active addiction will be in detox for between a week to two weeks. Even extended stabilization periods to make sure the patient is physically, mentally, and emotionally stable typically last no more than three weeks at most. This is not much shorter than a traditional residential or inpatient addiction treatment model of care, that typically lasts about 28 days. This is a very short period of time, most of it spent by the patient just getting through withdrawals, coming out of the fog, and starting to get their “sea legs.” Two-to-four weeks is little time for someone [...]

Role of Medications in Detox

2023-07-03T18:20:23-04:00June 12, 2023|Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment, Detox, Mental Health|

In a world that bombards us with temptations and trials, the battle against alcohol and drug addiction can be a challenging one. Fortunately, a beacon of hope shines through: Drug and Alcohol detox medications. These FDA-approved substances, designed to ease the harrowing withdrawal symptoms and recovery, are the first stepping stones towards a life of sobriety and renewed vitality. Here are some of the most commonly used ones! Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox Alcohol withdrawal can be challenging and lead to alarming symptoms, such as seizures and delirium tremens. Doctors often prescribe Benzodiazepines, like diazepam and lorazepam, as a standard practice when someone is undergoing alcohol detoxification. These medications help alleviate feelings of anxiety, minimize the risk of seizures, [...]

Adderall Misuse: Reasons, Dangers, and Treatment

2023-08-02T11:42:50-04:00June 6, 2023|Addiction Recovery|

In today's fast-paced society, the pressure to excel academically or professionally has led many individuals to seek shortcuts and quick fixes. Adderall, a prescription medication, helps with exactly that. However, its misuse has become a growing concern as people turn to it for enhancing focus, productivity, and cognitive performance. Therefore, it’s important to understand its dangers and ultimately seek treatment to get rid of it. Understanding Adderall Adderall is a stimulant for the central nervous system, containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. It increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain. This results in improved focus, attention, impulse control, and the release of "feel-good" chemicals. When used correctly under medical supervision, Adderall can effectively treat ADHD. However, misused or taken without a [...]

When Marijuana or Cocaine Leads to Fentanyl Addiction

2023-05-30T16:42:53-04:00May 30, 2023|Uncategorized|

For many years, individuals would enter addiction treatment due to using, misusing, or abusing a specific substance. For example, a person might seek help and enter rehab for an opioid addiction, an alcohol addiction (or alcoholism), or an addiction to a prescription drug such as Xanax or Valium. Sometimes, individuals would seek addiction treatment for what would be considered or classified as a polysubstance abuse or a “polysubstance use disorder,” which is when a person is using more than one drug or has become addicted to multiple substances, such as when a person would go to rehab for both heroin and benzodiazepines or both alcohol and cocaine. However, in the last several years, a strange phenomenon has occurred. Individuals struggling [...]

Matt McGirr Joins Innovo Detox as New Community Liaison

2023-05-26T14:15:23-04:00May 26, 2023|Detox|

We are excited to welcome Matt McGirr to the Innovo Detox team as our new Community Liaison! Matt joins the Innovo Detox outreach team and will focusing on creating, building, and managing relationships with hospitals, healthcare systems, local providers, warm handoff groups, and community organizations located in the surrounding local Pennsylvania counties to our treatment facility. Additionally, he will look to be a trusted resource in the local Pennsylvania area as assist any individual or family impacted by addiction, substance use disorder, or co-occurring mental health disorders. “I am glad to become a part of a top-notch organization like Innovo Detox,” Matt explained. “I have been so impressed with the onsite team here and their ability to deliver such important, [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Wilmington, Delaware

2023-07-03T14:46:58-04:00May 18, 2023|Uncategorized|

The vibrant city of Wilmington — a hidden gem in the heart of it all! Located a mere 30-minute drive from Philadelphia and nestled between the bustling metropolises of New York and Washington D.C., Wilmington offers much more than just convenient proximity to major cities. It's a place where extraordinary amenities and welcoming neighbors combine to create an exceptional living experience. But that's not all! Wilmington's waterfront along the picturesque Delaware River is a haven of entertainment and natural splendor. Walk along the riverbank, savor delectable meals, relish in captivating concerts, and explore the abundance of museums and galleries. The renowned Riverfront Blues Festival attracts visitors from far and wide. At the same time, Rodney Square hosts the magnificent Clifford [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox is About Stabilization, Not Sobriety

2023-07-03T11:37:23-04:00May 17, 2023|Detox|

A common misconception from individuals suffering from addiction and substance use disorder is that all they need to do is stop using drugs or drinking alcohol and they will be fine. Often, a person in active addiction will think or believe that if they can get a couple days under their belt of not drinking or using, get through any withdrawal symptoms, and be separated long enough with the drugs and alcohol are out of their system and they are physically sober, that everything will be good, and they will have overcome their addiction. This is just not the case. The Revolving Door of Detox There are many adages, sayings, and slogans in the 12-Step rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Arlington, Virginia

2023-07-03T15:09:24-04:00May 15, 2023|Uncategorized|

By APK - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Just a stone's throw away from the bustling heart of Washington, D.C., lies Arlington, Virginia—a remarkable urban gem. It beautifully showcases the fusion of history and progress, where the past seamlessly intertwines with the present. In this vibrant city, magnificent architectural wonders coexist harmoniously with lush green spaces while culture and innovation dance together hand in hand. Arlington's skyline, with its elegant silhouette, stands as proof of the aspirations and dreams of its residents. Towering modern skyscrapers stretch towards the sky, their glass exteriors reflecting the vibrant energy that pulsates through the streets below. Yet, amidst this urban sophistication, Arlington maintains a sense of tranquility that enthralls you completely. [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Fells Point, Maryland

2023-07-03T15:23:16-04:00May 10, 2023|Uncategorized|

Fells Point, Maryland, located in the Southern District of Baltimore, is a vibrant neighborhood located along the dreamy waterfront of the Patapsco River. With its rich history and unique charm, Fells Point offers residents and visitors a delightful blend of old-world ambiance and modern amenities. This neighborhood is renowned for its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and lively atmosphere. The architecture of Fells Point reflects its maritime heritage, with rows of beautifully preserved townhomes boasting a mix of brick and stone facades. Strolling through, one can't help but immerse in the architectural details that hark back to the area's seafaring past. While Fells Point exudes an undeniable city-like energy, it is also a haven for nature lovers. The neighborhood is surrounded [...]

Innovo Detox Welcomes Sarah Herr as Community Outreach Specialist

2023-05-08T12:42:54-04:00May 8, 2023|Detox|

Innovo Detox is proud to announce the addition of Sarah Herr to our business development and outreach team as our newest Community Outreach Specialist! Sarah comes to Innovo Detox after several years of experience working in business development and outreach roles for several larger behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment organizations. Sarah graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Communication and Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. She began her career out of school, working in government as a Research Analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Wanting to find a way to directly help individuals dealing with substance use and mental health disorders, she entered the behavioral healthcare field. Working in the [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Canton, Maryland

2023-07-03T17:58:12-04:00May 5, 2023|Uncategorized|

Canton, Maryland—a vibrant waterfront neighborhood that dances with life and leaves you breathless with its undeniable charm. As you stroll along the cobblestone streets, a symphony of sights and sounds serenades your every step. Canton proudly wears its historic heart on its sleeve, blending the old-world charm of its past with the invigorating pulse of the present. Beauty knows no bounds in Canton, as the sparkling waters of the Patapsco River glisten under the sun's warm embrace. Majestic sailboats gracefully glide across the horizon, while playful seagulls dance on the gentle breeze. The waterfront promenade, adorned with lush green parks and swaying palms, invites you to soak up the scenic splendor. Canton's allure extends beyond its picturesque views. This neighborhood [...]

Innovo Detox: 3-Year Anniversary Celebration!

2023-05-05T10:42:56-04:00May 5, 2023|Detox|

On Friday, April 28, 2023, Innovo Detox held a celebratory networking event at our detox facility location in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania to honor three years of operations. Innovo Detox first opened our doors to accept patients on Monday, March 16, 2020. Waiting till the weather in the Mid-Atlantic area got a little warmer, April 28th saw friends, professional colleagues, and members of the local community come out to help us celebrate the last three years. We are grateful for those that braved the rainy conditions to come out and help us celebrate. Over the last three years, the team at Innovo Detox has treated over 1700 patients, delivering lifesaving and life-enriching care for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental [...]

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