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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Welcome to our new website!

November 26th, 2016

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal with our new website was to make information more easily accessible and to provide our WNY community with more resources and information regarding substance use and mental health disorders.  We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of the Horizon […]

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Can Therapy Dogs Help with Addiction?

August 22nd, 2016

You may have heard of trained therapy dogs being used to help people with specific health problems—including individuals with cancer, heart problems, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When you remember that addiction is a health or physical issue, it makes sense that therapy dogs can be a useful component in an addiction treatment program. […]

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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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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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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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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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Are some people more prone to addiction than others?

September 25th, 2015

Why can some people drink or do drugs without becoming addicted? Are there reasons that some people become addicts while others do not? Research has proved that there are certain risk factors that make some people more prone to addiction than others. What are they? Addiction has nothing to do with age, but it can […]

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