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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.

The Dangers of U-47700

Gallus Medical Detox Centers, a nationally recognized Center of Excellence for inpatient medical detox, is launching a new substance use alert to inform providers of new and potentially dangerous trends happening across the country. With ten years of experience treating SUD patients, we have a unique front-line perspective in providing the medical assistance needed to help […]

The Risks of Drinking Alcohol and Using Benzodiazepines

Mixing drugs and alcohol is always dangerous. However, one combination in particular is especially dangerous: alcohol and benzodiazepines (Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, and more). These two substances alone can pose dangerous risks and, when mixed, their effects can be amplified. What Is Alcohol? Alcohol, ETOH, is the ingredient found in beer, wine, and spirits that causes […]

Why Is Adderall Use Common in College Students?

Adderall use among young adults has been rapidly increasing across college campuses. It is estimated that more than one million Americans misused stimulants in 2017, with 14.4% being young adults 18 to 25. It is typically prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but has become popular for nonmedical use. Although the medication has […]

National Nutrition Month

National Nutritional Month is an annual event that aims to inform people about making healthier choices for their overall wellness. You might wonder what National Nutrition Month has to do with addiction. Addiction, together with a lack of nutrients, can have a significant impact on the body causing a whole host of negative effects, including: […]

Reducing the Risk of HIV and AIDS With Drug Use

Those who use drugs and participate in associated high-risk behaviors are at a higher risk for contracting or transmitting viral infections, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Viruses spread through blood and other bodily fluids and can infect anyone of any gender. However, learning how to reduce the risk […]

Substance Use Among Military Populations

The stress of deployment and returning home after serving in the military presents risks related to developing substance use disorder (SUD) across several US military branches. Unfortunately, zero-tolerance policies, lack of confidentiality, and mandatory random drug testing that might deter substance use can add to the stigma behind addiction and discourage many who need treatment […]

The Rise of GHB Use

Gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, has become a popular drug. It is most known as a club drug or “date rape” drug. GHB has side effects that are dangerous and can be life-threatening.  Stopping the use of GHB can have uncomfortable, frightening, and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. If an individual wants to stop using GHB, it […]

What is Clonazolam & Why Is It Dangerous?

Clonazolam is triazolobenzodiazepine. Unlike other benzodiazepines, Clonazolam has no medicinal use at this time. However, as with other benzodiazepines, it is prone to misuse and has the potential to cause dependence and even addiction. What are benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) are prescription tranquilizers and sedatives that are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. […]

The Impact of Club Drugs Amid COVID-19

Club drugs are common substances used across “party” platforms, such as raves and clubs. People may use these drugs to feel less inhibited, more social, and enhance their senses. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, raves and clubs are no longer open due to social distancing restrictions. However, people who have developed substance use disorder (SUD) […]


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