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Innovo Detox is Now In-Network with Capital Blue Cross

2021-07-29T15:16:41+00:00July 28, 2021|Innovo Updates, Uncategorized|

In an effort to make our services more accessible to individuals and families in need, Innovo Detox is happy to announce that as of August 1st, 2021, we are now in-network with Capital Blue Cross. This in-network contract with Capital BCBS will allow Innovo Detox to offer detox, withdrawal management, and medical stabilization services to any individual or family member covered by Capital Blue Cross.   Alongside Innovo Detox’s current in-network contract with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, this new insurance contract with Capital Blue Cross will allow us to accept any Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance in-network, including anyone covered by the BCBS Federal Employee Program. Located less than two hours from Washington, D.C. and even closer to Maryland, [...]

Innovo Detox: Patient and Professional Testimonials

2021-07-19T19:20:23+00:00July 19, 2021|Innovo Updates, Uncategorized|

Going to detox for drugs and alcohol can be a scary proposition. Most individuals that have suffered from addiction, whether for a short time or a long time, dread the prospects of having to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, the thought of living life without drugs and alcohol can be terrifying.   Therefore, it is important that any detox or addiction treatment facility offer several components during the first days of recovery through detox- comprehensive medical and clinical care, FDA-approved medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms, supportive, trained, and expert staff, and a environment that offers comfort and healing.   Most detox facilities or drug treatment centers and rehabs will all certainly claim to offer these things, and many of [...]

My Experience at Innovo Detox

2021-06-17T14:50:43+00:00June 17, 2021|Uncategorized|

Detox is often, for most individuals suffering from addiction, the first step in the process of addiction treatment and recovery. Detox can be frightening, and the fear of withdrawals can keep a person using for many years past the point where they need to or want to seek sobriety and recovery. However, the process of detox does not have to be scary, when doing so under the expertise of 24/7 medical staff, well-versed in withdrawal management and medical stabilization. It is also important that the person feels safe and comfortable during the detox process. Eric (whose name has been changed) was a patient at Innovo in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-2020. He offered to write the following. [...]

Opioid Deaths in Pennsylvania Increased During COVID-19

2021-05-25T18:29:36+00:00May 17, 2021|Uncategorized|

As officials around the country continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials in Pennsylvania face another rising public health epidemic- opioid overdoses and drug deaths. During the coronavirus pandemic, Pennsylvania’s addiction crisis continued, and the opioid epidemic claimed the lives of hundreds of Pennsylvanians.   The opioid deaths in Pennsylvania are staggering. In 2020, the state of Pennsylvania recorded 4,880 opioid overdose deaths. That number was an increase of 422 deaths from the 2019 total. These numbers do not take into account other addiction-related and drug-related deaths that took place during the same time period. The increase in numbers is in stark contrast to the previous years, which saw a 20 percent decrease in opioid deaths between the years [...]

The Most Commonly Abused Over-The-Counter Medications (OTC Medications)

2021-04-14T16:08:08+00:00April 19, 2021|Addiction Treatment, Uncategorized|

The ability for individuals to access and use over-the-counter (OTC) medications (also known as nonprescription medication) to treat symptoms without a prescription offers many benefits to everyday consumers dealing with regular health concerns. Some examples of OTC medications that can be purchased without a prescription are pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), cough suppressants like Robitussin, antihistamines like Claritin, antacids, laxatives, and diarrhea remedies like Immodium A-D and Pepto-Bismol. These commonly purchased over-the-counter medicines treat the symptoms of many illnesses that don’t require the help of a doctor and are often used to appropriately treat symptoms such as minor aches and pains, fever, diarrhea, symptoms of the common cold, sore throat, and allergies.   However, while many [...]

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

2021-05-25T19:21:31+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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