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Innovo Detox Welcomes Troy Mummert as New Community Outreach Specialist

2021-11-11T18:33:33+00:00October 18, 2021|Uncategorized|

Innovo Detox is pleased to announce the promotion of Troy Mummert to his new role of Community Outreach Specialist! A member of the Innovo Detox team since April 2021, Troy previously worked on the Innovo Detox recovery support staff team as a Therapeutic Assistant, providing direct care and support to patients during their treatment experience going through detox at Innovo.   “We are thrilled to welcome Troy to our Business Development team,” said Mallorie Schwartzman, Director of Business Development at Innovo Detox. “He was a valuable asset to the Innovo Detox recovery support staff, so his experience and passion for helping his community makes him the perfect person to support those needing help for addiction within our local community in [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox: One Day at a Time

2021-11-11T15:32:28+00:00October 12, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Detox|

A major obstacle for many individuals that suffer from addiction is the fear or disbelief they have about staying sober “forever.” If you ask someone that has suffered from alcohol or drug addiction, typically they have sought comfort and emotional relief from substance use for many years. Drugs and alcohol give them an escape, or are a stress reliever, or even numb mental, emotional, or physical pain that they experience. Given that fact, and years of using substances in this way as a coping mechanism, the use of substances becomes normalized. Therefore, since they are so used to having drugs and alcohol be a part of their daily lives, the thought of giving up substances is terrifying.   So, because [...]

A Poisoned Drug Supply: Fentanyl is Killing Thousands of Americans

2021-11-11T15:18:37+00:00October 6, 2021|Fentanyl|

There is almost no conversation that takes place currently regarding America’s opioid epidemic that doesn’t mention fentanyl. Years ago, during the rise of the opioid crisis, the typical discussion involving opioids would center around the major scourge of the opioid epidemic- OxyContin. It might include other prescription narcotics drugs such as oxycodone, Percocet, or Hydrocodone. It would no doubt turn to illicit street drugs like heroin or morphine. However, over the last few years, fentanyl has dominated any discussion of the ongoing opioid crisis in America.   Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent.   Fentanyl is a prescription drug that typically is used to treat patients with severe [...]

What is a Medical Detox?

2021-09-30T15:24:21+00:00September 28, 2021|Detox|

The term “detox” is often used incorrectly or inaccurately when discussing addiction. Many people addicted to drugs and alcohol use the term “detox” when they are actually referring to withdrawals or withdrawal symptoms. Someone may say “I detoxed off heroin” or “I need to detox from alcohol” when they are in fact referring to the withdrawal process. This is the case because detox as a concept generally refers to cleansing the body. It is why people use it for everyday situations as well, such as “I’m detoxing from sugar.”   So sometimes when a person says “I detoxed” from drugs and alcohol, what they really mean is not that they went to a detox or addiction treatment facility, but rather [...]

Best Detox for Drugs and Alcohol

2021-09-30T15:19:29+00:00September 21, 2021|Uncategorized|

There is enough shame and stigma surrounding addiction that when an individual or their loved ones seek a detox or addiction treatment facility due to issues with drugs and alcohol, that individual and their family should walk into a facility that is clean, respectful, and dignified. They should walk into a clean facility that makes them feel like a human being. They should not feel ashamed, embarrassed, or disrespected when accessing care for addiction. These are important values to look for when finding the best detox for drugs and alcohol for you or a loved one.   Here at Innovo Detox, we know that the quality of a detox program comes from the quality of the medical and clinical treatment [...]

The Dangers of Feeling Better after Detox

2021-09-30T13:51:58+00:00September 16, 2021|Detox|

One of the biggest issues that people run into during detox is the immediate need to “get back to their life” once they’ve gone through withdrawals and begin to feel physically better. It is well-known that patients receiving addiction treatment whether at a stand-alone detox or during detox in a month-long residential rehab have high rates of leaving treatment AMA (against medical advice, also sometimes known as ACA or against clinical advice) once they have gone through detox and begin to feel better physically or feel “normal” again.   This is extremely dangerous for the patient. For one, patients in detox or treatment for opioids run a very high risk of overdosing if they use again. After detox, the body [...]

Is Alcohol Detox Dangerous? It Can Be If Trying To Do So On Your Own

2021-09-30T13:44:27+00:00September 13, 2021|Alcohol Recovery|

Of all the dangerous substances people consume when people think about someone with an addiction, alcohol is the most widely used and most socially accepted. For many people, alcohol causes them no issues and often little consequences. Many people “drinking normally” during their lives- a couple drinks to relax after work or while out to dinner with friends, while out at a club or in a bar, socially at home with a spouse or their neighbors, or while out at a sporting event.   According to a 2019 study, 85.6% of American adults ages 18 and older reported that they had consumed alcohol at some point in their lifetime, while 69.5% reported that they had drank alcohol within the past [...]

Innovo Detox Welcomes Rosann Poe as New Director of Nursing

2021-09-29T20:55:15+00:00September 7, 2021|Innovo Updates|

Innovo Detox is proud to announce the promotion of Rosann Poe, BSN, RN, to the position as Innovo Detox’s new Director of Nursing. Previously employed on staff as a Detox Nurse, Rosann will now step into her new position to oversee and support the nursing staff at the detox, while working with the Innovo Detox leadership team.   “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Director of Nursing for Innovo Detox,” Rosann said about her new position within the organization. “I look forward to supporting and growing the nursing team, as well as maintaining a strong interdisciplinary relationship among all departments with the facility.”   Before her employment at Innovo Detox, Rosann was fortunate [...]

September 2021 is National Recovery Month!

2021-09-29T21:02:09+00:00September 1, 2021|Addiction Recovery|

September 2021 is National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month, celebrated annually each September, is a national observance and a national celebration to educate Americans that treatment can help those suffering from addiction find recovery and live healthy and rewarding lives.   The purpose of National Recovery Month is to celebrate recovery from addiction, to bring awareness that recovery is possible, to highlight hopeful and uplifting stories of Americans living in recovery, and to break the stigma so often still associated with addiction and mental illness. National Recovery Month celebrates the millions of Americans that have found recovery from addiction, alcoholism, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders, and reinforces the message that behavioral health issues like addiction and mental illness is [...]

The Synergy of a Drug and Alcohol Detox Staff

2021-09-29T20:46:43+00:00August 23, 2021|Addiction Treatment|

When people think of going to detox for drugs and alcohol, typically the obvious thing they think about is the process of detox and the medications used to help them go through detox with manageable withdrawal symptoms. For many, detox is simply a process of going through withdrawals while safely and effectively medicated, to stop using dangerous drugs and alcohol and reach a place of feeling physically better. And, in a general sense, it is.   However, detox is also a vital first step in what should be a long-term process of recovery and an on-going process of healing. Addiction, alcoholism, and substance use disorder is often a long and arduous journey undertaken by an individual against their will. They [...]

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