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How Do You Detox From Delta-8 THC?

2023-10-30T22:24:45-04:00October 24, 2023|Detox|

What Should I Know About Delta-8 THC and Other THC-Derivative Products? Delta-8 THC is part of a wave of THC derivatives that have hit the market recently. The primary motive behind The most important thing you should know about Delta-8 THC and similar products is that they are not the same as the naturally occurring Delta-9 THC found in marijuana.  Products like Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC were primarily developed to work around federal and state laws prohibiting or restricting the sale of marijuana and products containing Delta-9 THC. These chemicals are different enough at the molecular level to be considered something other than the active ingredient in marijuana. The sharp increase in Delta-8 THC use has led to many [...]

The Growing Threat of Xylazine

2023-10-30T21:48:37-04:00October 18, 2023|Detox|

Often known on the streets at “Tranq”, Xylazine is a powerful sedative drug approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in veterinary use. A sedative, anesthetic, tranquilizer, muscle relaxant, and analgesic, Xylazine is used by veterinarians in surgical procedures, diagnostic testing, and safe handling for animals. The drug Xylazine is not approved by the FDA for use in humans. However, as is the case with many drugs that become available for recreational use on the streets, Xylazine has become widely available for street use, especially in certain pockets around the country such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is being used as a drug both alone and also in illicit drug mixtures similarly to fentanyl, meaning that Xylazine [...]

Drug Abuse vs Drug Addiction: Understanding the Difference

2023-10-30T22:37:14-04:00October 4, 2023|Detox|

The misuse of drugs and alcohol is a prevalent issue in today’s society, especially with the increased mental health challenges Americans have been facing since the beginning of COVID-19. Using substances often carries serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities. The use of drugs and alcohol is often described using various terms, some of the more known or popular being “drug addiction”, “substance use disorder”, “drug misuse”, and “drug abuse.” Each of them represents distinct issues and stages of problematic substance use. First, it is important to look at the term “drug abuse.” This is a commonly used term by people, although like the term “addict”, it carries with it a heavy stigma. Throughout informed or educated individuals that work [...]

Which Alcohol Detox Medications Do Rehabs Use?

2023-10-30T22:52:48-04:00September 26, 2023|MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)|

Withdrawal discomfort is one of the most common concerns people with drinking problems have when it comes to alcohol detox. Which alcohol detox medications do alcohol detox centers and rehabs use? How do these medicines help relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms and cravings? This Innovo Detox article holds the answers to these questions and more.  Alcohol Addiction is Not Your Fault–But It Is Your Responsibility Most people with an alcohol use disorder make many attempts at controlling their drinking before they finally accept help. Alcohol addiction is not a problem of willpower or discipline. That is a common misconception. Alcoholism is a disease of the mind. In fact, the disease model of alcoholism was endorsed by the American Medical Association all [...]

Increase in Adderall Usage Sparks Concern Regarding Addiction

2023-12-11T17:43:26-05:00September 26, 2023|Detox|

Adderall is a prescription that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996. A combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are two central nervous system stimulants, Adderall is often prescribed to treat both children and adults that are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) It can also be prescribed to treat patients that have narcolepsy. Most individuals use Adderall because it helps them stay focused, complete tasks, or combat the symptoms of ADHD. ADHD is often demonstrated by behaviors that include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, and includes symptoms such as: Being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet settings Being unable to concentrate on tasks or activities Constantly fidgeting Excessive talking Excessive physical movement [...]

Is Fentanyl in Marijuana and Other Drugs Now?

2023-10-30T23:05:54-04:00September 25, 2023|Addiction News|

Fentanyl overdoses and accidental fentanyl exposure incidents seem to be appearing in news headlines more than ever. Public awareness about opioid addiction and the dangers of fentanyl is rising, which is certainly a positive. But sadly, the fentanyl crisis is showing no signs of subsiding anytime soon. One of the biggest concerns among the public now is fentanyl in marijuana and other drugs where it isn’t expected to be found.  This article examines the alarming trend of fentanyl-laced marijuana and other drugs and provides practical advice to protect yourself and your loved ones. Where Does Fentanyl Come From? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which was originally developed for severe pain. It is most commonly used following severe injury, major surgery, [...]

What You Need to Know Before Going to Detox

2023-12-11T17:53:40-05:00September 11, 2023|Detox|

The choice to take steps to stop active addiction typically begins with the decision to seek addiction treatment. The first step in that process usually involves entering a drug and alcohol detox center in order to manage any withdrawal symptoms, get any mental health issues under control, and get physically and emotionally stable to then engage in a longer-term treatment process. Before going to a drug and alcohol detox, it is essential for potential patients and their family members and loved ones to be informed and prepared to ensure a safe, comfortable, and successful detox process. Patients entering detox and treatment, and their family members and loved ones, need to make sure that the facility is the right fit, as [...]

5 Best Reasons To Go To Drug and Alcohol Detox

2023-12-11T18:03:08-05:00August 29, 2023|Detox|

Deciding to go to a drug and alcohol detox program is never an easy decision for someone in active addiction, but it can be a crucial step towards achieving sobriety and starting a journey of long-term recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Choosing to enter a drug and alcohol detox is also an important first step in improving an individual’s overall health, wellness, and well-being. Active addiction takes a toll on a person. They have put their bodies through hell and are often in poor health physically and a poor place emotionally and mentally. However, while this may be difficult for the average person to understand, making the decision to stop using drugs and alcohol and enter a detox or rehab [...]

What Happens After a Drug Detox?

2023-09-18T13:51:29-04:00August 28, 2023|Uncategorized|

Recovery can certainly be hard work. Thankfully, treatment for addiction in PA and the rest of the country has advanced by leaps and bounds over just the last decade. Admitting to a modern drug detox center can keep you safe and comfortable through what is the toughest part for most people—the withdrawal phase. But what comes next? Making a Lasting Change After Drug Detox Rest assured that you or your loved one can get through what tends to be the more physically demanding part of stopping drugs or alcohol. But what happens next? After all, people generally don’t enter addiction treatment unless a series of events (and oftentimes consequences) lead them there. Getting past withdrawal is key, but how do [...]

Do I Need to Detox From Sleep Meds like Ambien?

2023-09-18T13:17:08-04:00August 27, 2023|Uncategorized|

Chronic insomnia or sleeplessness plagues more than 40 million Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Whether job stress, lifestyle choices, or a medical condition are to blame, chronic insomnia is more than simply frustrating– it often has an impact on physical and mental health too.  In this article, Innovo Detox explores what it takes to detox from sleep meds safely and comfortably.  What Are Prescription Sleep Meds? Sedative-hypnotic medications, AKA sleeping pills, like Ambien or Lunesta, are used to help people fall and/or stay asleep through the night. They work primarily by suppressing activity in the brain and central nervous system.  The medicines most often prescribed for chronic insomnia fall into [...]

Extended Medical Stabilization and Inpatient Treatment at Innovo Detox

2023-09-18T11:32:31-04:00August 16, 2023|Uncategorized|

Detox from drugs and alcohol is often the first step for someone seeking treatment for addiction and substance use disorder, and it is often a vital first step in an addiction treatment continuum of care and journey of recovery from addiction. Typically referred to as detox, detoxification is a medically supervised and managed process that removes substances from the body, safely and comfortably helping individuals to manage withdrawal symptoms in a controlled healthcare environment. Detox aids a patient in finding physical and medical stabilization. However, detox alone can often be detrimental to the treatment and recovery process. This is because patients often have the belief that once they are physically separated from the substances they are using or misusing [...]

Innovo Detox: A Luxury Detox Center for Everyone

2023-09-15T15:40:32-04:00August 7, 2023|Detox|

Unfortunately, when most people think of a drug and alcohol detox, they picture a rundown building that is overcrowded and understaffed. They think of uncomfortable beds, bad food, and minimum services that support patient care. They think of a place to just get through withdrawals. Sometimes, they think of a psych ward in a hospital. Regardless, the picture that most people have in their head of what a detox for drugs and alcohol looks like is not pretty, comforting, inviting, or safe. Additionally, most people believe that in order to access a high quality, luxury detox center that includes private rooms, 5 Star meals, and comfortable amenities, they would need to be wealthy. A stigma has developed in the area [...]

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