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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 Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol have a long-established association of dual misuse. Between 50-90% of people dependent on cocaine also receive a diagnosis of alcohol dependence. It’s a common sentiment among people who use both substances that the depressive effects of alcohol can help to mitigate the harsher “ups” of cocaine; however, the interaction between the two […]

The Importance of Limiting Patient Numbers

With an estimated 19,770,000 people in the United States self-reporting a substance use disorder and over 1,500,000 people receiving treatment each year at over 14,500 different specialized facilities, finding a place that meets your individual needs can seem daunting. As you consider your options for detox, one factor to keep in mind is the size […]

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a highly addictive narcotic that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is an immediate release, short acting opioid. It is a common misconception to describe Oxycodone and Oxycontin as the same drug. However, Oxycontin is the extended-release formulation of Oxycodone. It is typically prescribed to an individual who is experiencing […]

The Dangers of Combining Wellbutrin and Adderall

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (d-amphetamine) commonly used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Wellbutrin, generic name bupropion, is an antidepressant that is also used to help quit smoking. There is some evidence that, like Adderall, Wellbutrin improves attention and impulse control in specific populations, though the FDA […]

Did you Stop Drinking Alcohol? What Are Delirium Tremens?

Alcohol misuse is currently on the rise in the United States with factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic adding to the problem. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, around 68,000 men and 27,000 women will die annually due to alcohol addiction. It can be difficult to stop drinking alcohol after drinking […]

What is Spice?

Spice is a mix of herbs and plant materials that are combined with strong chemicals that affect the brain. While it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as synthetic marijuana, its effects are much stronger and its potential side effects can be highly dangerous. There are no known health benefits for this drug and because the […]

Leading Inpatient Medical Detox Provider Launches Expansion of Benzodiazepine Taper Program

The Gallus Benzodiazepine Taper Program expands to include virtual patient support; addresses the rise in benzodiazepine prescribing crisis that has risen to alarming rates DENVER, CO (3/25/21) – Gallus Medical Detox Centers (Gallus), an inpatient drug and alcohol medical detox services provider, announces today the expansion of the Gallus Benzodiazepine Taper Program. An extension of […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NADFW) is a collaborative effort hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to raise awareness about drug and alcohol use among teens. 2021 marks the 11th annual event, to be held March 22 to 28. It is […]

Holistic Therapy and Methods of Aftercare

Once you’ve made it through detox, inpatient or outpatient treatment, and the acute phases of your recovery, you’ll be ready to embark upon the rest of your life in sobriety. However, post-treatment life in recovery is not without its challenges. It’s crucial to your long-term success that you have access to resources and relationships, and […]

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