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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.

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. […]

Innovative Medical Detox Treatment for Fentanyl Clinically Shown to Reduce Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Gallus Medical Detox Center’s new accelerated micro induction treatment protocol addresses significant increase in fentanyl use; fear of pain associated with opioid withdrawal DENVER, CO (August 12, 2021) – Gallus Medical Detox Centers (Gallus), a national leading inpatient drug and alcohol medical detox services provider, announces today the launch of a new inpatient medical detoxification […]

Setting Boundaries In Relationships During Recovery 

After an individual has gone through the detox process and has started their recovery journey, they will need to make important changes in their lives to avoid any chance of relapse. For example, they might need to pick different hobbies or choose different places to hang out in their spare time. Similarly, they need to […]

Continue Growing Professionally After Treatment For Substance Use

When an individual has taken the first step and received treatment for substance use, they are now beginning their recovery journey. During this time, they may lack confidence and independence, or they may be struggling financially. One of the best ways to regain self-esteem and to maintain sobriety is to get a job and keep […]

Repairing Relationships That Were Strained Due to My Substance Use

One of the most painful results of substance use disorders is strained relationships with family members and friends. This may be due to broken trust, failure to keep up with day-to-day responsibilities, issues with the law, or even simply lack of understanding regarding what a substance use disorder is. Even after an individual seeks treatment […]

Your Guide to Relapse Prevention Plans

Once individuals have sought treatment for a substance use disorder and gone through the detox process, they are well on their path to recovery. However, this doesn’t mean that they still won’t experience triggers from time to time or risk possible relapse. For this reason, it is vital to take specific steps to prevent relapse […]

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