Novus Medical Detox
A recent bust at a mid-state middle school is shedding light on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teens.
Seven students at Stewarts Creek Middle School of Rutherford County in Tennessee were expelled after a teacher caught them with prescription pills on campus. Rutherford County school officials said they have a strict zero tolerance policy.
It is reported that the students involved told school administrators they brought in two different kinds of medications. One is believed to have been a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
“You use whatever rationalization you can to justify the fact that you’re not living truthfully,” he observes about substance abuse. “You make this death machine seem glamorous so you can get on to the next moment. But it isn’t glamorous, and it isn’t fun.”
“People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds,” Downey says. Meeting his current wife, producer Susan Levin, helped his recovery.
“She told me, ‘I’m not doing that [drug] dance with you. I’m drawing a line in the sand here.’ She was absolutely clear about it. That doesn’t mean that other women, business associates, movie directors, insurance companies, judges and law enforcement hadn’t been clear about it too. It was that, before I met Mrs. Downey, I just didn’t give a damn. What changed is that I cared.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses involved prescription painkillers—also called opioid pain relievers. In fact, these drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008, more than cocaine and heroin combined.
This is a challenge that hits some parts of America disproportionately. In a period of nine months, for instance, a tiny Kentucky county with a population of less than 12,000, saw nine people die from pain medication overdose.
Novus Detox is a Florida Drug Detox Center that provides a safe and painless drug detox program for people who are suffering from substance abuse. To find out more about our program visit www.novusdetox.com or call us at 1-866-631-3905.
“My stay at Novus was absolutely remarkable. After receiving treatment in several other detox facilities, my expectations were not very high. Those other facilities had all used a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all program. Novus custom tailored a detox program for my exact needs and then – with careful monitoring – even adjusted it as I went along. The physical and emotional problems I expected never arose. Their unique combination of hydration, IV and orally administered vitamins and supplements, medicines to ease withdrawal symptoms and excellent nutritional program worked better than I could have ever hoped for.
“The entire staff – from cooks and housekeepers to doctors, nurses and counselors – treated me with the utmost respect and consideration. The counselors and medical staff were very knowledgeable. They answered all my questions, taught me a great deal about my illness and gave me the exact and simple steps I needed to continue into a full and complete recovery when I left their care. They also gave me the hope, encouragement and confidence I so desperately needed after my many previous failures. Remember – detox is only the first step of recovery.
“The Novus facility was exactly as described. Clean, modern, peaceful and private. It was the ideal environment I needed to start my recovery in. The private room which included a flat-screen TV/DVD, Satellite System, private phone and internet access was absolutely beautiful and enabled me to remain connected to society. I was never out of touch with my family, friends or business.
“My peers (nine or ten other patients) were from all walks of life and came from all across the US and Canada. They were a wonderful group of people and I watched as every one of them received the same quality treatment I did. Each day I could see them noticeably improve and I am sure they saw the same in me. I wish them all the best.
“Without reservation, I would recommend the Novus program to anyone, anywhere, that needs help breaking out of the seemingly never-ending cycle of addiction. I have absolutely no doubt that Novus can, and will put you on the correct road to recovery.”
Drew Barrymore Has Turned Her Life Around – For The Better
With Drew Barrymore’s life doing so well, it would come as a surprise to some to learn that Drew Barrymore’s movie stardom which began at a very early age was accompanied by a more frightening early age shock offscreen — a premature appetite for drinking and drugs. By her own admission she had her first drink at age 9, began smoking marijuana at age 10 and at age 12 took up cocaine. At age 13, she has twice undergone extensive drug rehabilitation treatment.
Drew Barrymore Stated:
“I’m not psychic. But for today I can stay sober. I never want to go back to my old ways. I know that. That is my future. One day at a time. I’m Drew, and I’m an addict-alcoholic. I’ve been sober for three months, two weeks and five days, and I’m really proud of that.”
Facts about Marijuana
Marijuana is the word used to describe the dried flowers, seeds and leaves of the Indian hemp plant. On the street, it is called by many other names, such as: astro turf, bhang, dagga, dope, ganja, grass, hemp, homegrown, J, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, roach, Texas tea and weed.
Hashish is a related form of the drug, made from the resins of the Indian hemp plant. Also called chocolate or hash, it is on average six times stronger than marijuana.
“Cannabis” describes any of the different drugs that come from Indian hemp, including marijuana and hashish.
Regardless of the name, this drug is a hallucinogen—a substance which distorts how the mind perceives the world you live in.
The chemical in cannabis that creates this distortion is known as “THC.” The amount of THC found in any given batch of marijuana may vary substantially, but overall, the percentage of THC has increased in recent years.
How is it used?
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world. A survey conducted in 2007 found that 14.4 million individuals in the US alone had smoked marijuana at least once during the previous month.
Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint), but may also be smoked in a pipe. Less often, it is mixed with food and eaten or brewed as tea. Sometimes users open up cigars and remove the tobacco, replacing it with pot—called a “blunt.” Joints and blunts are sometimes laced with other, more powerful drugs, such as crack cocaine or PCP (phencyclidine, a powerful hallucinogen).
When a person smokes a joint, he usually feels its effect within minutes. The immediate sensations—increased heart rate, lessened coordination and balance, and a “dreamy,” unreal state of mind—peak within the first 30 minutes. These short-term effects usually wear off in two to three hours, but they could last longer, depending on how much the user takes, the potency of THC and the presence of other drugs added into the mix.
As the typical user inhales more smoke and holds it longer than he would with a cigarette, a joint creates a severe impact on one’s lungs. Aside from the discomfort that goes with sore throats and chest colds, it has been found that consuming one joint gives as much exposure to cancer-producing chemicals as smoking five cigarettes.
The mental consequences of marijuana use are equally severe. Marijuana smokers have poorer memories and mental aptitude than do non-users.
Animals given marijuana by researchers have even suffered structural damage to the brain.
According to Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reports, In 2009 alone, from within emergency departments in the US that:
- 4.6 million visits were made due to drug related incidents
- 27.1 percent involved non-medical use of pharmaceuticals (i.e., prescription or over the counter medications, dietary supplements)
- 21.2 percent involved illicit drugs
- 14.3 percent involved alcohol, in combination with other drugs.
Drug use continues to escalate. With the continual peer pressure and stress due to various problems we encounter in life, those without immediate solutions to deal with the stress and peer pressure can become overwhelmed and find it easy to escape with the use of drugs or alcohol.
The unfortunate part of this “drug-fueled escape” is that one can find themselves engulfed with a problem now even larger and more insurmountable than before, as one is now trapped by an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Drug addiction and alcoholism is a problem many people face. Addiction often destroys dreams, ambitions and the relationships with the people around them.
While some find a way off these drugs, the majority are trapped without any escape or hope of living a normal life again.
Novus Detox helps people who are dealing with all kinds of substance abuse. Our program is unique and highly successful. To get more information about how we can help, call us today.
It’s a popular notion these days that when addicted, a person can try and detox at home on their own. One may think that it’s an easy and private solution to a very serious problem. You don’t have to face your friends and family, or admit publicly that you even have a problem. But self-detox is not an easy proposition, and going it alone can have tragic results. Getting clean and going through withdrawal symptoms without the aid of a trained medical staff can do more harm than good. And in the end, the likelihood of being successful is slim, many people who try this end up back on drugs or alcohol because they simply couldn’t stand the pain. Trying to kick an addiction in privacy leaves the door open to giving up without giving yourself a chance to get your life in order.
Another problem with home detox is that a person remains in their own environment. While this may seem like a good idea, it makes it too easy to fall back into the same patterns and impulses that created the addiction in the first place. Novus provides a controlled environment free from outside influences, drugs and alcohol. It functions as a safe haven from one’s old, addicted lifestyle. It’s important to realize just how important this is when getting sober. After a short time at Novus, a substance abuser will start to look at their situation clearly and objectively, and begin to find ways to remedy it. This is a valuable way to begin to pick up the pieces, and repair the emotional and physical damage that addiction causes.
At Novus Detox, we understand our patients desire for a more confidential, at home-like treatment program, so we’ve moved away from the cold and impersonal hospital setting as the way to beat addiction. While having a good medical staff on hand in this situation is crucial, a sterile hospital environment can actually cause some in medical detox to take longer to begin the healing process.
By nature it’s neutral, generic feel leaves out an element that we at Novus feel is vital to one’s recovery…the feeling of being “safe” and “at home”, of being cared for as if you’re with your own family. We’ve made sure to take the importance of that feeling into account as an integral part of our inpatient medical detox program.
We also provide excellent medical supervision, 24-hour nursing care and 24-hour access to a withdraw specialist. Our safe and effective detox method cleanses the body in a comfortable manner that significantly diminishes most of the withdrawal discomforts that make so many other programs so painful. We use natural supplements whenever possible, because our goal is to send you home clean and drug free, not simply to replace one drug or alcohol dependency with another drug dependency. We also provide nutritional IVs, supplements and delicious food to speed your body’s healing process and keep you properly hydrated.
Simply put, Novus Detox will give you the feeling of being at home, with the finest medical care you can get. We will put you on the path to kick your addiction successfully. In private. And on your own terms. Speak to one of our drug detox specialists. All information is kept confidential. Call us today at 1-866-631-3905 or email us!
It was recently announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the number of overdose deaths from powerful prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone has tripled in the past decade. These are drugs that are prescribed to help people in severe pain, yet the after-effects are far more devastating to those who become addicted to them, and their families, friends and loved ones.
It’s a simple fact… the likelihood of getting addicted to prescription drugs, the ones your doctor prescribes to you for pain management, is much more likely to happen to you than getting hooked on illegal drugs off the street. If a medical doctor prescribes them, it’s automatically assumed that they’re safe to take, and that there won’t be consequences later. So you take them for a while for a bad back, or a broken bone, and the pain is masked while the injury is healing. The problem with that is that most people don’t realize they have a problem with them until they try to get off these medications. Many patients want to stop taking them because they can no longer live with the side effects. But when they stop taking the drugs they are hit with withdrawal symptoms; some potentially life threatening, so they keep taking them. They’ve become addicted, and they never saw it coming and never thought it could happen to them.
Prescription drug addiction is a silent killer, most people do not know there is a problem with prescription drug addiction because it only hits the news when a prominent person enters rehab or worse, overdoses. Well known celebrities like Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson died from prescription drug overdoses, but the public has grown immune to hearing of these tragedies. The problem is, celebrity deaths are only the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of people are dying every year from legally prescribed prescription drugs.
There is a different mindset to a prescription drug addiction. Because the drugs are legal, many people facing this problem can’t accept the fact that they are addicted, and when they return to the doctor aren’t referred for drug detox. The doctor simply replaces one medication with another and sends them on their way. Now the patient grows dependent on the new drug. It’s a vicious cycle that has nowhere to go but downhill.
The only way you are going to be able to beat this is to seek help from a drug detox facility. At Novus we offer individually tailored programs that will get you off of prescription drugs in as little as one to two weeks, which is much faster than most other programs. The Novus programs also offer vastly reduced withdrawal symptoms when compared to most other programs. Novus Medical Detox protocols make the experience of getting clean much easier to get through than more traditional programs. Our protocols are based on the latest research and development in drug detoxification and treatment.
You can expect a taper-off program medically designed to match your unique health needs, 24/7 medical supervision of all aspects of your prescription drug detox, daily IV’s with vitamins and other health-building nutrients, special dietary supplements to boost your health even more, great food, no restrictive schedules and no group meetings, one-on-ones with staff members when you ask for them, medications that help control withdrawal symptoms, and taper adjustments to ensure the most comfortable withdrawal. In most cases, you can expect completion of your detox program, and be off all drugs in 10 to 14 days.
We realize that getting addicted to prescription drugs was not something you set out to do. We believe that allowing people to become addicted to prescription drugs under the guise of pain prevention is the wrong way to treat a condition. We need to wake up to this widespread problem now, before it gets even worse. At Novus, we will help you get your life back quickly and more comfortably, once you take the first step. We will treat you with respect. And we’ll be there to help you, every step of the way. Give us a call today at 1-866-631-3905 or email us!
At Novus Detox, a Florida Detox Center, we’ve removed an important roadblock that keeps many people from entering drug treatment….fear of pain!
If you’ve been using drugs for a while, your life could literally be coming apart at the seams – you have trouble at home, trouble at work, trouble with your personal life, and possibly even trouble with the law. In facing all these issues you begin to realize that you are suffering from a substance abuse problem and want to do something about it to get your life back before it’s too late. There is hope for you. Hope, because the fact that you realize you’re addicted means you have come to grips with the hardest part of correcting your situation and coming clean. You’ve overcome denial which is the first huge step in getting clean. So now that you admit you need help, you must take the next step, and ask for help kicking drugs. But you’re terrified about getting really sick during withdrawal from your drug of choice. And that fear is putting your decision to get help in jeopardy. And along with it, it’s putting your life in jeopardy! Every wasted moment creates another chance that your next dose will be your last. Don’t let drugs take your life away from you, and your loved ones. Call Novus today! We understand how the fear of the pain of withdrawal can stop you from taking the first step. Our safe and effective detox method cleanses the body in a comfortable manner that significantly diminishes withdrawal discomforts. That’s why we chose our name, “Novus”. It means “New” or “New Person”. We have a new detox approach with personalized service and individualized treatment plans in a comfortable atmosphere. Our unique approach involves creating a tailored detox program for each patient’s body, metabolism and circumstance. We provide excellent medical supervision, 24 -hour nursing care and you have 24-hour access to a withdraw specialist. Our nutritional IVs and supplements and delicious food with our specialized detox protocols are all designed to speed the body’s healing process. Everything we do is tailored to get you clean as painlessly as possible, and put you on the path to stay clean! Novus Detox is always incorporating the most advanced medical procedures with the leading natural remedies to effectively combat withdrawals in a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment. Our patients are treated as individuals with dignity, respect and understanding in a non-judgmental environment. There really is hope for you to get a new life. With your desire to get clean, and a personalized treatment program from Novus you can succeed. So give Novus a call at 1-866-631-3905 or email us, and start getting your life back!