It’s the Christmas season, and although this year may not feel as merry as those that have come before, it is still important that we all try to bring some happiness and joy this Christmas season. So, whether your Christmas gathering is smaller this year or you weren’t able to travel to see family, we should all take some solace in knowing that 2020 is soon coming to an end, there is hope on the horizon for the coronavirus pandemic, and as a nation, we can celebrate.


However, as is the case with many holiday seasons, the epidemic of addiction continues in many households throughout the country. Due to COVID-19, the substance use disorder and mental health crisis in America have escalated, as many people are dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, and isolation. For them, Christmas and the rest of the holiday season may make things seem even worse.


This is why, during Christmas, it is important to seek hope and healing. It is important to remember that it is always darkest before the dawn, that hope springs eternal, and that, yes, recovery from addiction is possible. During this Christmas season, let us all reach out to those in need, lend an ear or a helping hand, and let us see if we can be helpful to those in need. Specifically, let us support, guide, direct, and nudge those suffering from substance use disorder towards freedom from addiction through recovery. Let us remind them that hope is available, and that recovery is possible. For the family and friends who have loved ones suffering, let us support them. Let us offer them an ear or a shoulder to cry on. If we are in recovery, let us share our stories to offer hope that their loved one too can find a path to health, healing, and overcoming addiction.


The Christmas holiday and the Christmas spirit are all about love, hope, charity, and goodwill. Let us offer those things to those still suffering in the darkness of addiction. Let us show them that even in difficult times, there are things to be grateful for in our lives. Let us demonstrate to them that addiction is not a hopeless end, but rather can be the beginning of a beautiful future of a life in recovery.


This Christmas holiday, we wish you love, hope, and peace. We wish you the very best Christmas that 2020 could offer for you and your family.  And we offer you the knowledge that addiction is treatable, and that recovery is possible to anyone willing to seek it. From our family here at Innovo Detox to you and yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!


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 detox and medical stabilization in Pennsylvania and the surrounding 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 company or services, please visit our website at