Horizon Blog

Recent DSM-V Updates Include Changes in Diagnostic Criteria

February 10th, 2017

In September 2016, the American Psychiatric Association announced a number of changes to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10). These changes were made to reflect the updated diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the American Psychiatric Association’s classification and diagnostic reference. While the new codes are supposed to […]

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Save the Date: Horizon’s Annual Wellness Walk

May 12th, 2016

Let’s come together to spread awareness, show support and provide HOPE to all! On Sunday, September 18, 2016, we will hold our 3rd annual Wellness Walk for Horizon Corporations! What can you do now? Save the date. Get your team together. Consider sponsorship opportunities. We are so excited to get this underway and are looking forward to providing […]

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Dispose of your Rx drugs this weekend

September 22nd, 2015

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The 9th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10am – 2pm. The following are several sites […]

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Buffalo State Students Create Educational Video for Overdose Prevention

November 13th, 2014

A HUGE thank you to the students at Buffalo State College for putting the following video together after Horizon’s Parent & Family Coordinator Colleen Babcock trained them on Opiate Overdose Prevention. The video highlights some of the major take home points from the training. The Opiate Overdose Prevention Kit and Training helps give opiate users a […]

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Ask Horizon: What is Zohydro?

March 24th, 2014

Q: I’ve been seeing the new FDA approved painkiller drug Zohydro a lot in the news.  Can you please tell me what it is and why it’s so controversial? A: Zohydro is the extended-release formulation of the painkiller hydrocodone.  The manufacturer Zogenix® says that it’s indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require […]

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Heroin Overdose Deaths – From Hollywood to our Own Backyard

February 7th, 2014

This past Sunday, Hollywood lost an amazingly gifted actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman.  What’s even more sad is that three kids lost their father to addiction. Unfortunately, heroin overdose deaths are not uncommon.  The truth is that they are happening right in our own backyard.  In fact, according to a recent article in The Buffalo […]

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Horizon Village Takes Over Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS)

January 13th, 2014

On January 1, 2014, Horizon Village become the operator of Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services at the 291 Elm Street facility in Buffalo, NY. Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS) has been a provider of addiction treatment services in Erie County for many years. Sadly, ADDS was experiencing significant financial and clinical issues and ceased operations […]

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Quit Smoking Today: It’s the Great American Smokeout!

November 21st, 2013

It’s time for the Great American Smokeout! The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November each year as a target date for smokers to: make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Will this be your year? Here are some facts and strategies that could help you […]

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