A Merry Christmas from Innovo Detox

2021-01-13T19:18:23+00:00December 22, 2020|Addiction Recovery|

It’s the Christmas season, and although this year may not feel as merry as those that have come before, it is still important that we all try to bring some happiness and joy this Christmas season. So, whether your Christmas gathering is smaller this year or you weren’t able to travel to see family, we should all take some solace in knowing that 2020 is soon coming to an end, there is hope on the horizon for the coronavirus pandemic, and as a nation, we can celebrate.   However, as is the case with many holiday seasons, the epidemic of addiction continues in many households throughout the country. Due to COVID-19, the substance use disorder and mental health crisis in [...]

Symptoms of Withdrawal: When to Seek Detox Help for Addiction

2021-01-13T19:16:31+00:00December 17, 2020|Detox|

Fear of withdrawal is something that can keep an individual with substance use disorder in active addiction for years. Above all substance use disorders, opioid use disorder or heroin addiction is typically the most used example of an addiction with acute withdrawal symptoms. This is because the use of opioids (whether prescribed and used as prescribed or acquired and use from the street) by an individual almost always results in a physical dependency, meaning that the body becomes dependent on the use of opioids to feel normal. Within several hours of not using opioids, the individual’s body will begin to withdraw, causing symptoms of discomfort. Therefore, the user continues to use opioids simply to physically feel normal and function.   [...]

Myths About Drug Detox

2021-01-13T19:12:05+00:00December 14, 2020|Detox|

The choice to take action to overcome drug addiction and alcoholism and begin a road to recovery is a difficult decision for anyone to make. Family friends often find themselves trying to convince their suffering loved one to get help. The individual suffering from addiction often is in denial about having an issue with substances, the negative impact substances are having in their lives, or how bad the problem has gotten.   Once someone is able to overcome these issues and fears and ask for help, detox is typically the first step in the process of addiction treatment and recovery. However, there are many myths that people tell themselves about detox or have heard about detox that can cause a [...]

Innovo Detox 2020: A Year in Pictures

2021-01-13T18:43:15+00:00December 10, 2020|Uncategorized|

2020 was the first year for Innovo Detox. I suppose we can say, without hesitation, what a year it was! After years of planning and renovation on our facility, we planned on opening our doors in mid-March in order to offer high-quality stand-alone detox and medical stabilization services for individuals and families impacted by addiction. On Thursday, March 5th, we hosted an open house where over 250 professionals, colleagues, community members, friends and family were able to come by, tour the Innovo Detox facility, and meet the staff. On Monday, March 16th we planned on opening our doors to accept patients. And then Pennsylvania and the rest of the county shut down. The looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Detox, Treatment and Addiction Recovery: The Best Holiday Gift You Can Give a Loved One

2021-01-13T18:34:41+00:00December 1, 2020|Addiction Treatment, Detox|

While many of us are currently finishing our Thanksgiving leftovers and simultaneously planning our Christmas decorating and gift giving, millions of Americans are living in active addiction, feeling isolated and lonely during the holiday season. While COVID-19 has created isolation for all of us, those Americans suffering from substance use disorder have felt similarly for years prior to the pandemic, or are now dealing with undeniable loneliness in the grips of addictive behavior that the pandemic has brought to the surface. Therefore, as we approach the holiday season and continue to think about how we can spread joy and offer support to those in need during this year, let us not forget our loved ones in need of help for [...]

Meet the Innovo Detox Admissions Team

2021-01-28T21:35:53+00:00November 23, 2020|Innovo Updates|

Here at Innovo Detox, we understand the fear and trepidation that most callers experience when picking up the phone and calling a detox, rehab, or addiction treatment center. There is an old saying that goes “no one goes to treatment on a winning streak” and we understand the crisis that most individuals and families are facing when calling us for help. Often there are years of trauma, distress and hopelessness that proceed that call, or perhaps there is frustration, despair, and sadness because it is not the first time that they have called a detox in need of help. The caller may have been caught in the grips of addiction for many years, or their family may be calling after [...]

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Addiction Recovery during COVID-19

2020-11-30T18:25:32+00:00November 17, 2020|Mental Health|

While Thanksgiving is typically a time of year where we discuss the benefits of giving thanks, 2020 is a difficult year for many people to find gratitude. While during most years we discuss getting together with family and loved ones and sharing gratitude, 2020 is making that all the more difficult. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ravaging the planet since March, is surging, families are having to cancel Thanksgiving plans, and many people won’t be able to participate in their usual Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations. On top of the coronavirus pandemic, America is divided based on the recent presidential election, many are out of work and struggling financially, and the rates of mental health issues, substance use issues, and suicide are [...]

How to Support Your Mental Health on Election Day

2020-11-30T18:12:42+00:00November 3, 2020|Mental Health|

Today is Election Day, and either Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be elected president. And regardless of who wins, millions of Americans will be upset. This is one of the most emotional national presidential elections ever. American cities are currently bracing for the fallout, boarding up shops and windows and taking extra precautions. Federal authorities even announced the White House is building a ‘non-scalable’ fence around the property. The nation is at a tipping point.   Therefore, it is important to remember that no matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, or what candidate you support or what your political views are, we as Americans must take steps to protect and manage our mental health in [...]

The Most Used, Abused, and Misused Substances

2020-11-30T17:48:48+00:00October 26, 2020|Detox|

As a detox facility that treats patients suffering from addiction, substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorders, we admit patients using, misusing, and abusing many different types of substances. One of the larger stigmas associated with addiction is that people who suffer from substance use disorder are typically individuals using illegal or illicit substances. That is often not the case.   Here at Innovo Detox, we see many different types of individuals dealing with substance use disorders of all kinds, which can include illicit or illegal substances like cocaine or heroin, legal prescription substances like prescription opioid painkillers or benzodiazepines such as Xanax, or legal substances such as alcohol. We often see people that are considered individuals with a polysubstance use [...]

Understanding the Addiction Treatment Continuum of Care

2020-11-30T19:07:27+00:00October 19, 2020|Addiction Treatment|

Addiction is a complex, chronic illness that, in order to ensure sustainable recovery, requires a long-term continuum of care. However, while numerous studies have demonstrated high recovery outcomes are supported by long-term care, monitoring, and community recovery engagement, not every individual’s continuum of care will look the same and that continuum may not always be linear. Not every patient requires the same continuum, and supportive recovery care needs to appropriately take into account not just the clinical needs of the patient, but also the many other biopsychosocial aspects of their individual needs associated with their substance use disorder.   Therefore, one patient’s continuum of care may look very different from another patient’s continuum of care, each one obviously based on [...]

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