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GALLUS DETOX RECOVERY BLOG

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.

Can I Seek Treatment at a Detox Center During a Pandemic? 

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of life in one way or another. Many doctor’s offices and medical facilities have changed their procedures and made adjustments to ensure their patients and their staff are kept safe during this time. However, this doesn’t mean that an individual with a substance misuse problem should […]

Dangers of Methadone

Methadone is a medication with effects similar to Morphine. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain, and it is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opiate use disorder. When used as a treatment to wean individuals off other drugs, methadone prescriptions and use are closely supervised by medical professionals. However, due to […]

6 Benefits of Finding Group Therapy Near Me

Humans are by nature social creatures with an inclination to gather in large and small groups. This biologically determined need to be a part of groups can be advantageous to people seeking recovery from substance use disorders because group therapy can be an extremely beneficial tool no matter where they are in their recovery. The […]

The Dangers of Mixing Klonopin and Alcohol

After a stressful day or a stressful event, people often like to relax and unwind by having a few drinks. Alcohol works in the brain to cause the release of endorphins, helping people feel relaxed and euphoric. It also has an anesthetic effect that helps numb the stress of the day. Klonopin, the brand name […]

Self-Medicating Your Crippling Anxiety with Alcohol

That pervasive feeling of uneasiness, fear, or dread. The muscle tension, racing heart, and maybe even trembling or sweating. Those are some of the sensations that come along with anxiety. Anxiety can be uncomfortable, but it is a normal stress reaction. It can even help give a boost of energy or help with focus. When […]

The Effects of Long Term Use of Diet Pills

With rates of obesity in America climbing, many people turn to diet pills to boost metabolism, decrease appetite, and lose weight. Some are approved by the FDA for long-term use, while others are only approved for short-term use. Despite widespread use, diet pills can have serious medical consequences when misused or used for excessive amounts […]

Dangerous Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are medications that are available without a prescription. OTC products and medicines are widely used by many people to treat minor pain and other health issues for their convenience and to help avoid unnecessary doctor visits. OTC products and medications are often considered harmless, and when used as directed, they are generally […]

Combining Alcohol and Marijuana

Some people choose to consume alcohol and marijuana together with the intention of intensifying the effects of THC. Combining the two substances is popular at parties and is commonly known by the term “crossfading.” While this practice doesn’t always lead to adverse side effects, it should be done with extreme caution. Someone who has never […]

Developing Dependence or Addiction to Ritalin

Ritalin, the brand name for the drug Methylphenidate, is prescribed to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. When used appropriately, it can help both children and adults focus on a task at hand, remaining still and calm when necessary, and avoiding distractions. It can also be used to treat narcolepsy, a type […]

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