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Innovo Detox: A Place to Recharge and Renew

2022-03-16T20:05:25+00:00March 14, 2022|Addiction Treatment|

All too often rehabs and addiction treatment facilities promote themselves as spa like atmospheres, enticing patients and clients with fancy amenities. It is vital that when a potential patient or loved ones are searching for a detox or rehab to above all else make sure that the chosen facility is able to appropriately and effectively meet the individual’s medical and clinical needs.   Detox and rehab are not vacations. They are interventions and experiences that stop the use of drugs and alcohol and begin to delve into the underlying reasons someone is suffering from addiction or substance use disorder. They are the first steps in what is hopefully a journey of recovery. There is important, serious work that a patient [...]

Treating Chronic Pain

2022-03-16T20:14:19+00:00March 7, 2022|Addiction Treatment|

Chronic pain is an issue recently at the forefront of addiction treatment. As America’s opioid epidemic increased and got worse, government and public health officials began to call for greater scrutiny on prescribing practices, especially the prescribing of dangerous opioids. Overtime, prescribing methods began to catch up with the overprescribing of opioids, with less and less opioids prescribed for patients dealing with acute medical conditions and alternative methods considered for patients that could avoid the prescribing of opioids. However, it seems that an unintended consequence of trying to get America’s arms around the opioid crisis was that chronic pain patients, having been prescribed opioids for many years, were seemingly cut off from medications they had been taking for a long [...]

We Do Not Need to Hit ‘Rock Bottom’ to Find Recovery from Addiction

2022-03-16T19:25:43+00:00February 28, 2022|Addiction Recovery|

For years in both addiction treatment and the recovery community, there was a theory that an individual needed to hit ‘rock bottom’ in addiction in order to find recovery from addiction or alcoholism. The idea of “rock bottom” in addiction is that an individual has no further down to go in their active addiction or alcoholism. “Rock Bottom” is the inflection point in active alcoholism or addiction, where someone gets so bad that they are forced to change their life and find recovery. The terms “rock bottom” often sounds bad, although when speaking to someone living life in recovery, they may often say that their “rock bottom” was the best thing that ever happened to them, because they ran out [...]

Molly Ashcroft Named 2022 Health Care Hero by Central Penn Business Journal

2022-03-16T19:13:23+00:00February 21, 2022|Innovo Updates|

Each year, the Central Penn Business Journal honors professionals within the healthcare field with the “Health Care Heroes” awards. This year, we are excited to announce that Innovo Detox Executive Director Molly Ashcroft, CADC, was honored as a 2022 Health Care Hero by the Central Penn Business Journal in the Mental Health Hero category.   The Health Care Heroes awards are designed to recognize excellence, promote innovation, and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Central PA region of state of Pennsylvania. The Central Penn Business Journal puts out calls for nominations for the Health Care Heroes awards to professionals within the Central Pennsylvania area of the state [...]

Top 10 Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Detox

2022-03-16T18:28:56+00:00February 14, 2022|Detox|

There are obvious benefits to sobriety. A life without drugs and alcohol often brings with it a life free of the consequences or difficulties often associated with addiction. If a person suffers from addiction, they also deal with things often associated with addiction, including internal issues like mental health concerns, emotional difficulties, pain, trauma, low self-esteem, guilt, and shame, along with external consequences like relationship issues, financial hardships, and difficulties at school or work. So, it makes sense that if a life of drug and alcohol addiction brings with it pain, suffering and consequences, that a life free of drugs and alcohol should also bring with it much less pain, suffering and consequences.   However, when seeking and finding sobriety [...]

Expectations of a Drug and Alcohol Detox

2022-03-16T20:16:53+00:00February 7, 2022|Detox|

When an individual or loved one calls into a detox because there is an issue with drugs and alcohol, it is usually during a crisis. Perhaps there has been an overdose and the potential patient is in the hospital emergency room? Perhaps there has been a relapse? Perhaps this is the first attempt at treatment, but the person has had a long history of addiction? Perhaps it is the parents calling, after catching their child using drugs? Perhaps the person has been to many rehabs over time, but can’t seem to find sustainable recovery? Perhaps the person, after attempting to stop on their own, has found they are going through drug or alcohol withdrawal and are scared?   There are [...]

The Dangers of Outpatient Detox

2022-02-02T18:05:04+00:00February 1, 2022|Detox|

Most individuals suffering from addiction, substance use disorder, or substance abuse often balk at going to a detox or treatment center. There are many reasons for this. Most people don’t believe that their drug or alcohol problem is as bad as it is, even if family and friends can see that it is extremely problematic. Most people suffering from addiction, when confronted with the need to seek help and treatment, are scared. They habitually only know one way to live (with the use of drugs and alcohol) and going to detox or treatment means they are going to have to give up their “solutions” of substances. They are scared of what life will be like without drugs and alcohol; they [...]

How Long Does It Take to Detox?

2022-02-09T18:48:10+00:00January 27, 2022|Detox|

One of the major questions we here when someone calls into Innovo Detox is, “How long will it take me to detox?” This is often asked because the potential patient already has in their mind the length of time they are willing to give to detox. People often call as say something like, “I’m only willing to come for 4 or 5 days” or “I need to detox but I’ll only do three days.” The amount of time it takes to medically detox from drugs and alcohol is different for everyone, because everyone has a different number of substances they are using and a different history of using substances.   Just like anything else in the treatment of addiction, detox, [...]

Your Drug and Alcohol Detox Team

2022-01-31T21:40:31+00:00January 19, 2022|Detox|

Most people understand somewhat what occurs at a drug and alcohol detox, a rehab, or an addiction treatment center. They understand that a patient admits, goes through a medical detox and then begins engaging in clinical treatment services. Those services typically include individual and group therapy. Good rehabs will also include family therapy and psychiatry, along with other case management services. Still other facilities include holistic practices such as massage, meditation, fitness and exercise, amongst other options. However, many people don’t necessarily understand the staff that provides direct patient care and how that staff is created to best support a patient through detox and treatment and towards recovery.   At a detox facility like Innovo Detox, there are many staff [...]

Do I Need Detox?

2022-01-31T21:27:46+00:00January 12, 2022|Detox|

A medical detox from drugs and alcohol is often necessary for anyone suffering from addiction or substance use disorder. It is also well-known that a drug or alcohol detox is the safest and most effective way for an individual to stop using drugs and alcohol and begin the process of overcoming addiction and finding recovery.   However, addiction is also a cunning, baffling, and powerful disease. Many people in the grips of active addiction refuse to admit they are having a problem or issue with drugs and alcohol, even when it is obvious to friends and family. Even when confronted with the need to get help, individuals in active addiction will often fight tooth and nail to avoid going to [...]

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