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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.

Why Is Medical Detox at Gallus Right for Business Professionals?

Amid the busy schedule of a working professional, treatment for alcohol and/or drug detox may be the last thing on your mind. You may believe you don’t have the time or that you can’t take even a few days away from your job to complete a detox program. However, detox facilities such as Gallus Medical […]

Xanax Detox & Withdrawal

Once a person stops using Xanax, a period of adjustment called withdrawal follows. It can be distressing both physically and psychologically, as the body and brain need time to adjust and recover. During this period, it is recommended that a person detoxing seek help from medically trained professionals and a recovery support system. Withdrawal from […]

How CrossFit Has Shaped My Recovery

For as long as I can remember, fitness has been part of my life. I grew up as an athlete, playing soccer all my life, and eventually pivoting to rugby in college. It was only when I began drinking in college that I let my health slip to the wayside. I still made it a […]

What is Medical Detox?

Overcoming substance use disorders can be a challenging process, especially if you have been using alcohol or drugs for a prolonged period. When someone has persistently used drugs or alcohol, they can face a real health risk if they suddenly stop using substances without proper medical intervention. Many people who stop abruptly will experience physiological […]

Guest Post: Forget Forever by Laura McKowen

This week we are honored to publish a guest post by Laura McKowen. This is an excerpt from her book, We Are the Luckiest. Before Laura McKowen got sober, she had a long, successful career in public relations in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of the advertising industry, where “liquid lunches were frequent and drinking at your desk in […]

Top 12 Addiction Recovery Podcasts

Recovery is a continuous process that goes on for years after detox or treatment. An important element of that process is to keep learning: how to navigate challenges in recovery, how to manage finances, what boundaries look like and how to implement them, how to stay sober during celebrations, and how to increase the capacity […]

The Main Elements of Addiction Treatment

Years of alcohol and drug misuse can take its toll on an individual’s physical health and their emotional and psychological well-being. The physical effects are wide-ranging and potentially long-lasting, including liver damage, chronic breathing challenges, communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, kidney failure, heart damage, problems with the blood vessels, and even damage to the […]

30 M Pills: The New Face of the Crisis

Throughout 2019 there were numerous reports about “30 M pills.” For the past few years, news sources along the East Coast have been reporting that fentanyl, the dangerous synthetic opioid responsible for thousands of deaths each year, has been showing up disguised as 30 oxycodone pills, containing the hallmark 30 M. The U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

Prescott AZ Detox Centers

This time, you’re going to quit for good. You’re ready to kick the addiction to the curb. Your first stop is one of the Prescott AZ detox centers. Here’s what to look for in a good-quality facility. Look for a Residential Care Center Glossy brochures claim that you can now detox on your own, at […]

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