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Your Drug and Alcohol Detox Team

2022-01-19T18:52:14+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?

2022-01-12T19:46:40+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 [...]

Adderall Misuse and the Need for Detox

2021-11-11T19:08:26+00:00November 1, 2021|Detox|

Adderall misuse is on the rise throughout the United States. Adderall is a medication that is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. A legal amphetamine, it is often prescribed to treat conditions like narcolepsy and ADHD. There is somewhat of an epidemic of overprescribing of the medication, especially to children, adolescents, and young adults. For many individuals, and especially those prescribed Adderall at a young age, there is often a penchant for abuse or misuse of the medication.   Outside of those individuals that are prescribed and use and misuse Adderall, there is also a large segment of the population that buy and use Adderall without a prescription. In high schools and college campuses around the country, many students use [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Short-Term, Stand-Alone Detox Can Help You Get Back to your Life Responsibilities Quickly

2021-09-29T17:34:57+00:00July 14, 2021|Detox|

For almost anyone suffering from substance use disorder or addiction, some level of addiction treatment is always important, and a detox to help with withdrawal management and medical stabilization is always vital. However, we also know that those suffering from addiction can always create excuses as to why they can’t go to treatment immediately. Talk to someone suffering from addiction and they almost always admit that they need help and want to stop using drugs and alcohol; to overcome their addiction and seek recovery; to find health and healing. However, tell them that they are suffering from a potentially fatal illness and to come to treatment immediately, and they will often backpedal, listing off a number of excuses as to [...]

How Medication Mismanagement Can Lead to Addiction in the Elderly

2021-04-14T15:02:59+00:00March 22, 2021|Detox|

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), five out of every six people age 65 or older are prescribed and taking at least one medication, and half of the elderly population in America are taking three or more medications. Additionally, over half of the elderly population throughout the country are medication non-compliant, which means that these seniors fail or refuse compliance to necessary medications and/or that the elderly patient does not take the prescribed medication or followed the prescribed course of treatment. Causes of Medication Mismanagement in the Elderly Some of the more common causes of medication mismanagement within the elderly population are: Financial Memory loss Vision or hearing problems Physical limitations or issues such as swallowing Social isolation [...]

How Do I Know If I Need Detox?

2021-04-14T14:32:21+00:00March 18, 2021|Detox|

Many people that suffer from addiction, substance abuse, substance misuse, or substance use disorder after a sustained period of time using drugs and/or alcohol find that they cannot quit on their own. Some are unable to quit for even a short period of time, while others may be able to stop using or drinking for a short period, but immediately pick back up. Others, based on the types of substances (such as heroin or other opioids, benzodiazepines, or alcohol) become physically dependent and any stoppage of use can immediately cause dangerous and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Even others may use substances, such as marijuana or cocaine, that may have some slight physical withdrawal symptoms, but have even worse mental or emotional [...]

Which Drug Withdrawals can be Fatal?

2021-02-25T20:16:10+00:00February 23, 2021|Detox|

The term “withdrawal” related to drugs and alcohol is most often associated with heroin or other powerful opioid medications. The physical reactions that a person experience’s when they are unable to use a substance that causes physical dependency, such as heroin or fentanyl, or OxyContin.   Withdrawal, or drug withdrawal syndrome or substance withdrawal syndrome, is the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in the intake of certain substances, which can be used medicinally or recreationally. As an example, if a regular user of heroin abruptly stops using heroin, they begin to have both physical and mental symptoms, such as hot and cold sweats, muscle aches, and anxiety.   Almost all drugs and [...]

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