Horizon Blog

What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Drinking?

July 29th, 2016

Who among us wouldn’t like to sleep better, lose weight, have better skin, or have more money? Well, these are just a few of the benefits to giving up alcohol. Whether you have an alcohol addiction or you’re just a social drinker, laying off alcohol can have a positive effect on your mind, your body, […]

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Can You Ever Really Get Over An Addiction? (Part 2)

July 19th, 2016

As our post last week stated, addiction is a chronic disease—but it is treatable and manageable. There are medications that can help with the initial withdrawal period and prescriptions that can help fight cravings so a person can focus on getting better. But there’s no pill that can make addiction go away. Can you get over […]

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Can You Ever Really Get Over An Addiction? (Part 1)

July 10th, 2016

If you’re wondering if an addict can ever be truly cured, if an addiction can ever disappear, popular wisdom from the experts says no. But don’t despair! Like other chronic diseases, addiction is treatable and manageable. Addicts can stop abusing drugs or alcohol, resume productive lives, and even counteract the changes that addiction has made […]

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How Do You Know If Someone Is Addicted to Heroin?

June 3rd, 2016

Heroin abuse and addiction has become a major issue in Western New York and around the country. Users and addicts come from all walks of life, so heroin is going to affect many families. What can you do if you suspect a loved one or friend is addicted? Here are the some of the signs […]

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The Opioid Epidemic in Erie County is Real

May 23rd, 2016

We’ve all seen or heard the headlines on the local news. Deaths and overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Erie County. How bad is it? County health department officials are still crunching the numbers from last year, but they predict that when all cases are confirmed, the total in Erie […]

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Are your drinking habits dangerous?

April 30th, 2016

0.08 %  You may recognize that number as the legal limit for drinking and driving. But whether you’re driving or not, it’s also the benchmark for determining whether you are binge drinking. What does that mean? Especially among younger drinkers, binge drinking is the most common type of excessive alcohol use in the United States. […]

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Staying sober after opiate detox

April 28th, 2016

Detox and withdrawal from opiates is a challenge in itself. However, many opiate addicts report staying the course of sobriety after detox is even more challenging. The good news is that there are resources and help available in the Western New York area to help on the path to recovery. Although it may seem like […]

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Here’s What You Might Not Know About Addiction

April 17th, 2016

By now, most people realize that the old stereotypes of alcoholics and drug abusers no longer apply. Addicts are not people at the fringes of society, hanging out in dark alleys or the gutter. Anyone around you may be abusing drugs and alcohol and you might not even know it. Today, we are sharing five things […]

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