Horizon Blog

Sock and Underwear Drive for Terrace House

December 6th, 2017

Looking for an easy way to do something nice for others this holiday season?  In the spirit of the season, this year Horizon is holding our first Sock and Underwear Drive for patients at Terrace House, a detox and stabilization facility in Buffalo, NY! These items for both men and women are greatly needed, and […]

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Managing the Holidays and Family Obligations

November 30th, 2017

The holidays bring a lot of excitement, but they can also bring a hefty dose of stress. There are additional demands on time and money, expectations and invitations to be social, and changes in our personal routine. That’s all before sitting down to the dinner table with the entire family! It takes care to manage […]

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Warning Signs of Pain Pill Abuse

November 22nd, 2017

If you are worried that a loved one may be abusing prescription opioids, check this list for some common warning signs: Changes in physical appearance. Changes can include looking pale or sickly, gaining or losing weight, skin issues, appearing tired and/or disheveled. Issues with prescriptions. Warning signs include visiting multiple doctors, finishing a Rx early, […]

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This Thanksgiving, Practice Forgiveness

November 19th, 2017

The holidays are known to be an especially difficult time for many people due to the stress of family events and societal pressures. The origins of thanksgiving comes from being thankful for what we have. Instead of spending time worrying about the small things you can’t control, use this holiday as a chance to practice […]

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Caring for First Responders

October 23rd, 2017

In response to the recent events in Las Vegas, our attention immediately turns to helping the victims and their families. However, there is another group that needs our attention and care: first responders. These men and women have also endured trauma, pain and suffering, therefore caring for them becomes paramount. Emergency first responders act fast […]

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Being Drug-Free: What Works?

October 23rd, 2017

October 23-31 marks Red Ribbon Week. Across the nation, schools will participate the Red Ribbon campaign, which serves to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The National Red Ribbon Week theme this year is: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™. Did you know that studies show that parents who talk […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 12th, 2017

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the national organization responsible for National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal of the annual campaign is to “encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.” It’s important to bring awareness to bullying for many […]

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October 5th is National Depression Screening Day

October 5th, 2017

“It is really time to flip the script on mental health in this country. It’s time. It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama, Remarks by The First […]

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