Horizon Blog

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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Opiate Addiction: Why It’s So Hard to Quit—But How It Can Be Done

February 26th, 2014

When an addict decides to quit, the first step is to choose how they’re going to do it. It’s not an easy process, and in most cases, it will require outside help. The addict’s body has to overcome all physical dependence on opiates in a process known as detox (short for detoxification). During detox, common […]

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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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