Horizon Blog

The importance of primary and behavior health integration

October 16th, 2013

Did you know that people with mental illnesses die earlier than the general population, and often experience co-occurring health conditions? How can the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare change this? The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ new infographic explores the problem and illustrates the impact on communities and individuals. Check it out: (Click […]

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Public Education Campaign Highlights Dangers of Pain-Killers

October 9th, 2013

This morning at SUNY Buffalo State College, more than 50 organizations, including advocacy and treatment groups, pharmacies, doctors, families, media and higher education institutions gathered to kick off Project Hope. The mission of Project Hope is to educate the community about the dangers associated with taking prescription pain-killers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and meperidine. In Western […]

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In the News: FDA Alters Painkiller Labeling Rules

September 25th, 2013

The FDA recently announced changes to labeling requirements for painkiller drugs in an attempt to help decrease abuse. The labeling changes will take effect by the end of 2013. Here are some of the highlights: The FDA will now require producers of painkillers to conduct more research on the long term risks of using medications […]

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Video: Heroin in the Suburbs

September 18th, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a short video that sheds some light on an important community issue — the resurgence of heroin use amongst teens and young adults in the suburbs. Heroin is making a come back with a vengeance.  Its reach is spreading into suburban communities across America.  In a recent survey, 24% of […]

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Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers On the Rise

July 29th, 2013

According to a recent NY Times article, more women now die of overdoses from pain pills like OxyContin than from cervical cancer or homicide.  That is a scary statistic–especially because these deaths can be prevented. Here are some other interesting information that the article presented. Overdose deaths move from urban to rural Drug overdose deaths […]

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Anne Constantino Awarded Outstanding Citizen

July 8th, 2013

Anne Constantino, President and CEO of Horizon Health Services, was honored over the weekend by The Buffalo News.  The newspaper saluted the contributions of six outstanding Western New Yorkers for their efforts in bettering the community. Anne was recognized for her service in the field of addictions.  Anne has led a passionate campaign for more […]

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The Truth About Mental Illness & Violence

June 21st, 2013

It is a fact that the vast majority of people with mental illness are not violent.  However, when we hear about school shootings or senseless murders, mental illness is oftentimes a contributing factor. So what’s the truth? The truth is that there are a number of inaccurate beliefs about mental illness and violence.  This leads […]

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Horizon impements social networking platform for recovery

April 3rd, 2013

Horizon Health Services is first agency in NYS to Implement Social Networking Platform for Recovery Peer Supported Health Communities Aide Personal Health and Recovery Goals Horizon Health Services, a not-for-profit corporation providing services to assist individuals with mental health and chemical dependency issues, is launching a platform to provide peer-supported resources for its family, substance […]

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