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Increase in Adderall Usage Sparks Concern Regarding Addiction

2023-09-26T10:04:13-04:00September 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 [...]

What You Need to Know Before Going to Detox

2023-09-11T11:08:26-04:00September 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

2023-08-29T09:27:12-04:00August 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 [...]

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 [...]

Robert Adams Announced as New Innovo Detox Director of Support Services

2023-08-02T10:52:51-04:00July 19, 2023|Detox|

Innovo Detox is excited to announce the promotion of Robert Adams to the role of Director of Support Services. In this new role, Robert will be stepping into the management team here at Innovo Detox and taking a supervisory role overseeing the staff of Therapeutic Assistants (TAs) on our recovery support staff. Robert’s higher education at Towson University and extensive experience in both retail management and human resources were a long way from landing in a position working with individuals struggling with addiction, substance use disorders, and co-occurring mental health disorders. However, an important strength needed in all aspects of behavioral health, but especially in direct patient care that comes from working in a recovery support staff role, is the [...]

Innovo Detox Welcomes Dee Dee Brody as New Continuing Care Coordinator

2023-06-27T14:37:16-04:00June 27, 2023|Detox|

We are excited to announce the addition of Dee Dee Brody to the Innovo Detox staff as our new Continuing Care Coordinator. Dee Dee will join Mike Kessler, Director of Continuing Care at Innovo Detox, to provide comprehensive case management and aftercare planning services for patients to ensure the next steps in their treatment and recovery journey. Dee Dee joins Innovo Detox will a vast experience working within the healthcare field. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Operations Specialist, she initially joined the medical field after discharge as a Case Management Nurse, working for a large hospital system in central Pennsylvania. In that role, she demonstrated much of the responsibilities that will make her uniquely [...]

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, [...]

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 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) [...]

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 [...]

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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