Horizon Blog

Summer in the City: Substance Free Activities in Buffalo

June 14th, 2017

There are many ways to enjoy summer without using or abusing drugs or alcohol. The days are brighter, the weather is warmer, and there is not an ounce of snow in sight. Summer has officially made it to WNY. Now that we all don’t need to spend our weekends bundled under blankets, what do we […]

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Powerlessness, Surrender & Acceptance

June 8th, 2017

In this special guest blog post, Steve discusses his true story of substance use and recovery. This is a real story shared with us (with permission) by one of our clients. If you or someone you know is facing substance use disorder, you will probably relate to the following story of Steve’s thoughts on powerlessness, surrender and […]

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Reflections on Buffalo Pride Week 2017

June 7th, 2017

Last weekend, 80 of Horizon’s employees participated in the annual Buffalo Pride Festival. One of Horizon’s team members, Steve, reflects on what Pride Week means to him as well as the impact he hopes it has on our communities. Hello team, I’ve been thinking a good deal about Horizon participating in the Buffalo Pride parade this […]

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Horizon Health Services Participates in the Buffalo Pride Parade

June 6th, 2017

by, Alicia Tejada, Team Leader The weather report for the day was bleak: severe thunder showers were predicted to hit the city for the majority of the morning. Nevertheless, 70 plus Horizon Health Services employees put on their coats and rain boots and headed downtown for the Buffalo Pride Parade. With flags, banners, and signs in […]

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A Few Reasons We are Talking About “13 Reasons Why”

May 26th, 2017

Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are you’ve watched, read, or heard about 13 Reasons Why. The popular novel turned Netflix mini-series has caused a stir among parents, teens, schools, the media, and so on. The show revolves around high school student Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 cassette tapes detailing her reasons for […]

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Clinical Open House: Tuesday, June 6th

May 26th, 2017

Our last clinical open house was such a huge success that we are doing it again! Join us for a clinical open house / open interview on Tuesday, June 6th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Where? 3020 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215 We are hiring entry level and experienced substance use disorder counselors and […]

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The Link Between Depression and Obesity

May 15th, 2017

Depressions and obesity are two complex health issues. Much research has been conducted on the connection between the two, and it may come to no surprise to you that the two conditions often occur together. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 10 Americans suffers from depression (Source: everyday health). Of those […]

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

May 9th, 2017

Dos and Don’ts On any given day, there are a plethora of factors that could play into one’s mood: The weather, the holidays, Monday mornings, and so on. It is normal to feel circumstantially sad or to end up with a case of the winter blues. But how does this differ from clinical depression? According […]

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