Horizon Blog

The Health Dangers of E-Cigarettes

April 10th, 2018

Perhaps you’ve seen it coming out of a car window, from passersby on the street, or even inside of a building: the disappearing white cloud of fruit-scented air that is the signature of an e-cigarette in use. With the deadly dangers of tobacco cigarettes well-known, e-cigarettes have been hailed as a seemingly miraculous alternative. Unfortunately, […]

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Stay Safe this Holiday Season

December 15th, 2017

The season of holiday parties is upon us! It’s here full of seemingly endless opportunities to celebrate and connect with family, friends, and coworkers. In addition to the gift-giving and cookie-exchanging, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Stay safe as you socialize this holiday season: if you’ll be consuming alcohol, remember to use one […]

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Why You’ll be Happier and Healthier if You Learn to Manage Your Feelings

August 8th, 2017

They say that life never gives you more than you can handle. Then why does it sometimes feel like you just can’t manage? When we’re faced with challenges in our lives—divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job—figuring out how to deal with the challenge, and the emotions that come with […]

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December 1st is World AIDS Day – What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS Testing

December 1st, 2016

While the world is no longer seeing an epidemic of deaths due to human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), it’s still an issue, and it’s still important to get tested. Why? According to the CDC, approximately 36.7 million persons worldwide are living with HIV infection, and 2.1 million of those people became infected during 2015. […]

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Thank you for supporting the Horizon Wellness Walk 2016

October 1st, 2016

A special thank you goes out to everyone who supported our third annual Walk Toward a New Horizon. The wellness walk took place at Delaware Park on Sunday, September 18th. The event was truly amazing, with the most people participating to date!  The results are in and this year we exceeded our goal and raised […]

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How exercise can help addicts get better

August 29th, 2016

The first year of sobriety, from alcohol or drugs, can be rough. Relapse rates range from 60% to 90% in those first twelve months. But there are ways to keep yourself out of that percentage bracket, and one of them is to find healthy lifestyle choices. Replacing an unhealthy addiction with a healthy habit and […]

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Is addiction a disease?

February 9th, 2015

For many years, both scientists and the general population were under a misapprehension that drug addicts were morally flawed individuals who simply lacked the willpower to end their compulsive drug use. Thanks to advances in modern science, we now know that drug addiction, whether it is to alcohol, tobacco, or recreational drugs such as marijuana […]

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Know The Risk Factors Between Substance Abuse and Heart Disease

February 2nd, 2015

During the month of February, Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped candies, balloons, and chocolates. More importantly, the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated February as Heart Month, and encourages us all to spend the month raising our awareness of heart health issues, with the ultimate goal of lowering cardiovascular risk factors. While there are […]

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