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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

ETOH Abuse and Meaning

Ethanol alcohol, or ETOH, is a chemical that is added to various beverages to enhance their alcohol concentration. Ethanol alcohol, also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, or just alcohol, is a member of a class of different organic compounds under the name alcohol. Ethanol is used as a solvent in producing other chemicals or as […]

Is LSD Addictive? An In-Depth Look

D-lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, is a very powerful hallucinogenic drug. It is a street drug that is sometimes given other titles such as acid, dots, mellow yellow, and windowpane. LSD is made from a type of compound known as lysergic acid, found in a fungus that grows on grains. So, is LSD addictive? Well […]

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax is a prescription drug that is used to treat panic and anxiety disorders. In some situations, it may be prescribed to treat depression and certain fears. However, it is frequently misused, illegally sold, and used by individuals who do not have a prescription for it. It is highly addictive and an individual dependent upon […]

Breaking the Silence by Brianne Griego

Gallus Medical Detox Centers is honored to share Brianne’s powerful story about her journey through recovery. Read her full story here. Breaking the Silence Being an alcoholic and drug addict in recovery, I feel it is important to share my experiences. I believe recovering with vulnerability and transparency is key, to breaking the silence, inspiring […]

What Financial Support Is Available So I Can Seek Treatment?

When an individual decides to receive treatment for a substance use disorder, there will likely be some cost involved. However, the amount will vary depending upon a variety of factors. These include whether or not the individual will have to take time away from work to go through treatment and what level of care the […]

What Is National Recovery Month?

September is National Recovery Month. The month provides a platform for services and professionals to educate the public about substance abuse treatments and mental health services. While substance abuse and mental health services are nothing new, there is still stigma attached to them. September provides an opportunity to help eliminate the stigma and demonstrate the […]

Recognizing the Signs of a High Functioning Alcoholic

Not everyone with a substance use problem will exhibit the typical signs that many might expect with alcoholism. They might appear perfectly healthy from the outside. They might keep up with their personal and professional responsibilities, pay their bills on time, and appear on top of their life but still have a problem. Even if […]

What Can I Expect From An AA Online Meeting?

Once an individual has gone through detox and treatment for an alcohol use disorder, it is a good idea to seek continued guidance to help maintain their sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is a great way to connect with individuals that are on their own recovery journey and can relate to the challenges along the […]

The Benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy

When individuals misuse a substance for a long time, their body is depleted of essential vitamins and nutrients needed for vital bodily processes. They might also be struggling with additional health complications due to their substance use. After someone goes through the detox process, they can utilize medical nutrition therapy to help restore their health. […]

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