Horizon Blog

Top 5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Addiction in Teens

September 2nd, 2017

Parents have more control over whether their teen abuses substance or not. Did you know that research indicates that parents who drink alcohol or use drugs are more likely to have children who do the same? By simply being a positive role model, you demonstrate to your child that drugs and alcohol do not have […]

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The Physical Side Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

July 2nd, 2017

Substance Abuse Impact on Your Body Perhaps the most obvious effect that substances have on the human body is their brain altering effects. Taking a substance will result in either some kind of high or suppression. Over time, this initial ‘feel good’ effect wears off and leaves the person with many repercussions. Below are a few examples […]

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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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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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Top Warning Signs You May Be Headed Toward Relapse

May 22nd, 2015

The road to recovery is oftentimes a bumpy one, with many ups and downs along the way. Some days you might feel like you are ahead of your addiction and other times you might feel like going back to your old ways. Although many people experience relapse throughout the recovery process, a person rarely relapses without […]

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The science behind drug abuse and addiction

February 13th, 2015

Substance dependence, also known as drug dependence, happens when long-term changes occur in the brain causing it to adapt to repeated drug administration. When a dependent user stops using, withdrawal occurs. In a 2009 article issued by Harvard Medical School, researchers claimed that long-term abuse leads to changes in the brain which promote and prolong […]

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Ask Anne: Seeking alternatives to inpatient rehab

December 16th, 2014

Q: My best friend needs help treating her alcohol addiction – but she doesn’t want to go to a 28-day inpatient rehab program. She is looking at every excuse not to get help because of the time it could take her. Are there treatment options other than a 28-day program? Do you have suggestions for […]

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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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