National Social Work Month: March 2021

2021-04-13T19:55:11+00:00March 2, 2021|Uncategorized|

March 2021 is National Social Work Month. This is a month celebrated each year to honor and recognize the incredible work done by social workers throughout the country. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is “Social Workers Are Essential.” Social work is a profession that focuses on helping people. Social workers by trade are clinicians who are trained to help individuals address personal issues, as well as systemic barriers to optimal living. Social workers look to create positive change in people, in families, and in communities throughout America. Every day in our country, social workers create positive contributions in the lives of millions of people, as well as create positive change in our communities. National Social Work Month [...]

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 [...]

The Difference Between Chemical Dependency, Substance Use Disorder, and Addiction

2020-10-22T15:36:10+00:00September 28, 2020|Uncategorized|

The terms “chemical dependency”, “substance use disorder”, and “addiction” are often used interchangeably. Even the term “substance abuse”, which was widely used for years but recently has fallen out of favor due to it being a term that can be stigmatizing and judgmental, is still sometimes used when describing substance misuse issues. However, each term is different and has a different meaning.   What is chemical dependency?   The term “chemical dependency” often is used when discussing substance use or substance misuse, but it is not exactly the same as substance use disorder or addiction.  Chemical dependency is “the body’s physical and/or psychological dependence to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine. Physical dependency on such chemicals [...]

September is National Recovery Month

2020-09-10T14:42:15+00:00September 7, 2020|Uncategorized|

National Recovery Month in the United States is a national observance held each year in the month of September to celebrate recovery, inform on substance use disorders and mental health issues, break the stigma associated with addiction, and educate the public that behavioral health treatment and support are effective avenues to help people find enriching, healthy, and rewarding lives through recovery.   Throughout the country, and over the course of many years, millions and millions of Americans have found freedom, health, and happiness through recovery from addiction. These individuals and their families have had their lives transformed through the process of recovery from addiction, and annually, National Recovery Month allows a platform for those stories to reach the general public [...]

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