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What Happens After a Drug Detox?

2023-09-18T13:51:29-04:00August 28, 2023|Uncategorized|

Recovery can certainly be hard work. Thankfully, treatment for addiction in PA and the rest of the country has advanced by leaps and bounds over just the last decade. Admitting to a modern drug detox center can keep you safe and comfortable through what is the toughest part for most people—the withdrawal phase. But what comes next? Making a Lasting Change After Drug Detox Rest assured that you or your loved one can get through what tends to be the more physically demanding part of stopping drugs or alcohol. But what happens next? After all, people generally don’t enter addiction treatment unless a series of events (and oftentimes consequences) lead them there. Getting past withdrawal is key, but how do [...]

Do I Need to Detox From Sleep Meds like Ambien?

2023-09-18T13:17:08-04:00August 27, 2023|Uncategorized|

Chronic insomnia or sleeplessness plagues more than 40 million Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Whether job stress, lifestyle choices, or a medical condition are to blame, chronic insomnia is more than simply frustrating– it often has an impact on physical and mental health too.  In this article, Innovo Detox explores what it takes to detox from sleep meds safely and comfortably.  What Are Prescription Sleep Meds? Sedative-hypnotic medications, AKA sleeping pills, like Ambien or Lunesta, are used to help people fall and/or stay asleep through the night. They work primarily by suppressing activity in the brain and central nervous system.  The medicines most often prescribed for chronic insomnia fall into [...]

Extended Medical Stabilization and Inpatient Treatment at Innovo Detox

2023-09-18T11:32:31-04:00August 16, 2023|Uncategorized|

Detox from drugs and alcohol is often the first step for someone seeking treatment for addiction and substance use disorder, and it is often a vital first step in an addiction treatment continuum of care and journey of recovery from addiction. Typically referred to as detox, detoxification is a medically supervised and managed process that removes substances from the body, safely and comfortably helping individuals to manage withdrawal symptoms in a controlled healthcare environment. Detox aids a patient in finding physical and medical stabilization. However, detox alone can often be detrimental to the treatment and recovery process. This is because patients often have the belief that once they are physically separated from the substances they are using or misusing [...]

Immediate Health Benefits of Alcohol Detox

2023-07-25T12:00:47-04:00July 25, 2023|Uncategorized|

It's human nature not to be fully committed and motivated to follow something through unless they are aware of its full range of potential benefits. And alcohol detox is no different. Giving up alcohol is definitely not easy. But once you learn more about the health benefits of alcohol detox, you will be more inclined towards making an effort. Alcohol detox removes harmful toxins from the body, which is critical to recovering from alcohol addiction. The human body has a natural way of processing alcohol, but when an individual becomes dependent on it, it can significantly compromise their overall well-being. Alcohol detox helps restore a person's physical and mental health, reduces the risk of liver and heart diseases, and improves [...]

Detox and The Mind Body Connection

2023-07-25T12:06:12-04:00July 12, 2023|Uncategorized|

Most people don't realize that their feelings actually influence their thought process. The truth is that there's a deep connection between your mind and body. (1) And this connection is integral to maintaining a healthy lifestyle as it impacts both our physical and mental health. Many studies have shown that negative emotions can cause physical stress on the body, leading to an increased risk of illness and disease. Conversely, engaging in physical activity releases endorphins that can improve mood and reduce stress levels. By understanding the connection between our minds and our bodies, we can make informed choices that benefit both aspects of our health. How Deeply Are Your Mind and Body Connected? The mind-body connection is a relationship that [...]

When Marijuana or Cocaine Leads to Fentanyl Addiction

2023-05-30T16:42:53-04:00May 30, 2023|Uncategorized|

For many years, individuals would enter addiction treatment due to using, misusing, or abusing a specific substance. For example, a person might seek help and enter rehab for an opioid addiction, an alcohol addiction (or alcoholism), or an addiction to a prescription drug such as Xanax or Valium. Sometimes, individuals would seek addiction treatment for what would be considered or classified as a polysubstance abuse or a “polysubstance use disorder,” which is when a person is using more than one drug or has become addicted to multiple substances, such as when a person would go to rehab for both heroin and benzodiazepines or both alcohol and cocaine. However, in the last several years, a strange phenomenon has occurred. Individuals struggling [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Wilmington, Delaware

2023-07-03T14:46:58-04:00May 18, 2023|Uncategorized|

The vibrant city of Wilmington — a hidden gem in the heart of it all! Located a mere 30-minute drive from Philadelphia and nestled between the bustling metropolises of New York and Washington D.C., Wilmington offers much more than just convenient proximity to major cities. It's a place where extraordinary amenities and welcoming neighbors combine to create an exceptional living experience. But that's not all! Wilmington's waterfront along the picturesque Delaware River is a haven of entertainment and natural splendor. Walk along the riverbank, savor delectable meals, relish in captivating concerts, and explore the abundance of museums and galleries. The renowned Riverfront Blues Festival attracts visitors from far and wide. At the same time, Rodney Square hosts the magnificent Clifford [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Arlington, Virginia

2023-07-03T15:09:24-04:00May 15, 2023|Uncategorized|

By APK - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Just a stone's throw away from the bustling heart of Washington, D.C., lies Arlington, Virginia—a remarkable urban gem. It beautifully showcases the fusion of history and progress, where the past seamlessly intertwines with the present. In this vibrant city, magnificent architectural wonders coexist harmoniously with lush green spaces while culture and innovation dance together hand in hand. Arlington's skyline, with its elegant silhouette, stands as proof of the aspirations and dreams of its residents. Towering modern skyscrapers stretch towards the sky, their glass exteriors reflecting the vibrant energy that pulsates through the streets below. Yet, amidst this urban sophistication, Arlington maintains a sense of tranquility that enthralls you completely. [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Fells Point, Maryland

2023-07-03T15:23:16-04:00May 10, 2023|Uncategorized|

Fells Point, Maryland, located in the Southern District of Baltimore, is a vibrant neighborhood located along the dreamy waterfront of the Patapsco River. With its rich history and unique charm, Fells Point offers residents and visitors a delightful blend of old-world ambiance and modern amenities. This neighborhood is renowned for its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and lively atmosphere. The architecture of Fells Point reflects its maritime heritage, with rows of beautifully preserved townhomes boasting a mix of brick and stone facades. Strolling through, one can't help but immerse in the architectural details that hark back to the area's seafaring past. While Fells Point exudes an undeniable city-like energy, it is also a haven for nature lovers. The neighborhood is surrounded [...]

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Canton, Maryland

2023-07-03T17:58:12-04:00May 5, 2023|Uncategorized|

Canton, Maryland—a vibrant waterfront neighborhood that dances with life and leaves you breathless with its undeniable charm. As you stroll along the cobblestone streets, a symphony of sights and sounds serenades your every step. Canton proudly wears its historic heart on its sleeve, blending the old-world charm of its past with the invigorating pulse of the present. Beauty knows no bounds in Canton, as the sparkling waters of the Patapsco River glisten under the sun's warm embrace. Majestic sailboats gracefully glide across the horizon, while playful seagulls dance on the gentle breeze. The waterfront promenade, adorned with lush green parks and swaying palms, invites you to soak up the scenic splendor. Canton's allure extends beyond its picturesque views. This neighborhood [...]

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 [...]

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