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Innovo Detox Welcomes Matt Kern to Clinical Team

2023-02-20T10:49:01-05:00January 13, 2023|Uncategorized|

The quality of an addiction treatment center comes from the quality of the care staff delivering care. Here at Innovo Detox, while we are proud of the comfortable environment and amenities that patients receive and enjoy while going through detox and treatment, it is the quality of our staff and the care they deliver to patients that makes us the proudest. Today, we want to highlight Matt Kern, who recently joined the Innovo Detox clinical team as a counselor. Matt joins a clinical team that includes Clinical Supervisor Denise Connelly and clinical counselor Arlene Allison, as well as the three other clinical professionals we have on staff, Executive Director Molly Ashcroft, Director of Support Services Kevin MacNeil, and Director of [...]

Dry January: What Can Be the Beginning of a Health and Wellness Journey

2023-01-09T16:24:31-05:00January 9, 2023|Uncategorized|

2023 makes the 10th anniversary of the campaign known around the world as Dry January. Started in the U.K. in 2013, Dry January has become a worldwide phenomenon where, during the month of January, individuals start examining or reexamining their relationship to alcohol and taking steps to improve their overall health and wellness. Dry January, in its most basic form, is a monthlong sobriety challenge that people take to stay abstinent from drinking alcohol for the entire month of January. It can be an effort to begin to get sober or find recovery from alcohol for individuals that may suffer from alcoholism or alcohol addiction, but it can also be an effort to simply increase an individual's health and [...]

Innovo Detox: Providing Detox and Addiction Treatment Services to Maryland

2023-02-17T16:16:12-05:00January 4, 2023|Uncategorized|

Throughout America, overall addiction and substance use disorder-related statistics are rising. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health pandemic in the beginning of 2020, Americans are dealing with higher rates of mental health and addiction issues than ever before. Both fatal and non-fatal overdose numbers are rising, the country’s opioid epidemic due to the widespread use of the synthetic opioid fentanyl is getting worse, and more individuals are reportedly misusing or abusing alcohol. The alarming statistics and trends hold true for most states throughout the nation. Maryland, located right next to Innovo Detox’s home state of Pennsylvania, has seen a staggering impact related to addiction and mental health. For years, Maryland was known as a state with a [...]

New Year, New You? Try Sobriety

2022-12-27T16:59:58-05:00December 27, 2022|Uncategorized|

As the New Year approaches, it is only natural for people to make New Year’s resolutions. A tradition as the clock turns to a new year, a New Year’s resolution is typical a promise a person makes to themselves to do something different or make an improvement in the new year. The idea is, as a new year begins, so can people take steps to improve or better themselves through this declaration or promise that they make to themselves. It is often easier to make changes on a specific date, and what better date than January 1st. It’s the “new year, new me” principle. However, it is also well-known that while many people make New Year’s resolutions, so do many [...]

Gratitude and Giving Thanks at Innovo Detox

2023-01-09T13:23:05-05:00November 18, 2022|Innovo Updates, Uncategorized|

As Thanksgiving approaches, the holiday season commences, and we all prepare to ring in the new year, it is always appropriate to take a moment and reflect on our gratitude. The last few years have been difficult on us all, through the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and ongoing struggle of Americans suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. As we journey into Thanksgiving, we are reminded to pause, take a moment, and reflect on those things that mean the most to us and that truly matter. It is important to take some time and find our gratitude. Gratitude is not just a feeling or something that can’t quite be defined or quantified. In fact, there are numerous scientific [...]

Fun in Early Sobriety at Innovo Detox

2022-11-21T14:41:36-05:00September 30, 2022|Uncategorized|

When thinking about going to detox for drugs and alcohol, or thinking about an addiction treatment experience, most people certainly don’t equate such an experience with having fun. And for some reasons, that isn’t entirely inaccurate. Most people don’t enter treatment because they are excited about sobriety or looking forward to a life of recovery free of drugs and alcohol. Instead, most people seek treatment or admit into detox because their life is on fire- they’ve burned bridges, ruined relationships, lost a job, find themselves in legal or financial difficulty, or have been cut off from their family, friends and loved ones. In short, most people do not enter detox or addiction treatment riding a rainbow of enthusiasm surrounded [...]

Farm-to-Table Cooking at Innovo Detox

2022-08-30T14:56:52-04:00August 17, 2022|Uncategorized|

Nutrition and healthy, delicious food are vital for a patient going through detox. Of anyone that has suffered from drug or alcohol addiction, few can say that they have truly taken care of their health during active addiction. Therefore, when going to detox and managing withdrawal symptoms, it is important that patients not only receive the highest quality medical care and clinical services to support their mental and emotional health, but that they also eat a diet that supports their bodies healing.   This is one of the reasons that when opening Innovo Detox, we took great pride in finding a chef and a culinary team that can do just that: cook incredible meals for patients that would also benefit [...]

June 2022: LGBTQ Pride Month

2022-06-07T18:43:09-04:00June 1, 2022|Uncategorized|

Each June, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated to bring awareness, recognize, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month was initially established to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, an event that took place in New York City and was a turning point in the Gay Liberation Movement throughout the United States.   Throughout the month of June to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, communities throughout the country will offer events and initiatives meant to recognize the contributions that members of the LGBTQ community have made to society, honor those members of the LGBTQ community that have lost their lives to hate crimes, suicide, or HIV/AIDS, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. Additionally, Pride [...]

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2022!

2022-06-07T20:04:15-04:00May 6, 2022|Uncategorized|

May 6th, 2022 through May 13th, 2022 is National Nurses Week for 2022. Here at Innovo Detox, we wanted to take a moment to recognize with gratitude both the incredibly dedicated and hard-working nursing staff here at our facility, as well as the committed nurses around the country and throughout individual communities for their dedicated service to patients and clients each day of the year.   National Nurses Week 2022 gives everyone an opportunity to celebrate the difficult work nurses do for us all and offer thanks to those nurses who have made a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. Throughout the week, healthcare and hospital organizations will be honoring their nurses and bringing awareness to the amazing [...]

How Long Do You Need to Drink or Use Drugs Before Needing Detox?

2022-04-25T20:51:08-04:00March 21, 2022|Detox, Uncategorized|

One of the main questions an individual or concerned family members asks regarding substance use disorder or addiction is how long someone needs to abuse drugs or alcohol before they need detox. Often a concerned parent, spouse or loved one will call a rehab or addiction treatment center because they are concerned about their loved one’s drug use or drinking. They will often ask if that loved one needs detox based on the amount of time the person has been misusing drugs or having issues with their drinking.   Unfortunately, there is no cut and dry or black and white answer regarding this question. Every person is different, with different factors regarding their substance misuse including different biology, different physiology, [...]

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