As we are dealing with unprecedented times, through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, we are learning to live with a lot of “new.” Some of the “new” in our lives include working from home or working remotely, homeschooling our children, ordering food delivery or learning to cook without access to restaurants, having groceries delivered rather than going to the supermarket, and socially hanging out with our friends and extended family via technology rather in person. However, if you’re struggling with addiction, drug detox and finding recovery is paramount in living a productive life in unprecedented times.

America’s Addiction Epidemic

However, as there is a lot of new for us to take in, one overriding societal issue that isn’t new is one that we have been dealing with for a while – America’s addiction epidemic, and because of the coronavirus and our social distancing, it is actually getting thrust to the forefront even more than before. Social distancing and families and loved ones self-quarantining are actually making it more difficult for those individuals suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders to hide their behaviors and their drug and alcohol use. Addiction thrives in secret and in comfort, and right now, there is not a lot of darkness for it to hide in. It is making it more obvious that individuals with substance use disorders are having a hard time emotionally, or that co-occurring disorders or mental health issues they may suffer from (depression, anxiety, trauma, just to name a few) are more present than family members were aware of previously. Having to self-quarantine, and with lack of social outlets, is causing strains on marriages and relationships, and drugs and alcohol can make those situations even worse. Having someone with a drug or alcohol issue that also has anger issues is making the possibility of emotional and physical abuse and domestic battery even more prevalent. We are no longer able to run or hide from each other, which is bringing addiction and substance use disorder into the forefront of our homes.

Addiction is a chronic, progressive illness that requires treatment and, initially, often requires medical care in the form of detox and medical stabilization to get safely through withdrawals. So, as COVID-19 brings our lives to a halt, and increases the chances for negative situations and consequences for those suffering from addiction, the question is: What better time than now to seek help for addiction? What better time than now to reach out and ask for help? What better time than now to engage in live-saving detox, treatment, and recovery support? What better time than now to find hope and healing? What better time than now to no longer feel alone and scared? What better time than now to reach out and find a wonderful life of recovery that is waiting for you and available to anyone that seeks it?

Individuals that suffer from addiction typically can find hundreds of excuses why they cannot seek help or why they don’t need help. Often, the family members are unaware of the extent of the drug use or addiction. The current coronavirus public health pandemic offers an excellent excuse to not go to detox and treatment, but in truth, it may offer the best excuse as to why it is now the best possible time to seek help. Addiction does not stop- not for family, not for loved ones, not for work, not for vacations, not for important events. And certainly not for a public health crisis. However, as life has slowed down to a crawl, and those suffering in pain and silence are still in the grips and loneliness and hopelessness of addiction, there may be no better time than the present to stop suffering, to reach out for help, to seek out freedom and recovery, and to find hope.

We want to assure you that our team here at Innovo Detox is here, working through this pandemic to make sure that we are still offering the highest quality of drug detox and medical stabilization services for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our doctors and nurses are here at our facility in Pennsylvania, waiting to give you the medical care and attention you need. We are here to help you in your journey, to break down barriers, to support you, to allow you to get through those first days of sobriety in comfort and with dignity, to offer compassion and care, and to aid you on your journey of hope and of freedom. We want to assure you that we are here, and there is no better time than now to reach out for help, to see light at the end of the tunnel, and to take those first steps towards a life that is waiting for you in recovery. Hope, freedom, and happiness are available to you, and there is no better time than now to find it!

Drug Detox in Maryland

If you or someone you know needs help for addiction or co-occurring disorders, please give us a call. Innovo Detox offers the latest in evidence-based medical, psychiatric, and clinical care for those in need of drug detox in the Mid-Atlantic area. If we aren’t the best fit for you or a loved one, we will take the necessary time to work with you to find a detox, rehab, treatment center or provider that better fits your needs. Please give us a call at (717) 619-3260 or email our team at For more information on our services, please visit our web site at