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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Horizon Wellness Walk 2017

August 23rd, 2017

Horizon Health Services is preparing for its fourth annual Wellness Walk. The purpose of the walk is to gain funds for additional programs and education to better serve the needs of our clients. Although the walk is becoming a company tradition, everyone is welcome! Q & A’s about our Annual Wellness Walk: When is it? […]

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Summer in the City: Substance Free Activities in Buffalo

June 14th, 2017

There are many ways to enjoy summer without using or abusing drugs or alcohol. The days are brighter, the weather is warmer, and there is not an ounce of snow in sight. Summer has officially made it to WNY. Now that we all don’t need to spend our weekends bundled under blankets, what do we […]

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Horizon Health Services Participates in the Buffalo Pride Parade

June 6th, 2017

by, Alicia Tejada, Team Leader The weather report for the day was bleak: severe thunder showers were predicted to hit the city for the majority of the morning. Nevertheless, 70 plus Horizon Health Services employees put on their coats and rain boots and headed downtown for the Buffalo Pride Parade. With flags, banners, and signs in […]

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December 1st is World AIDS Day – What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS Testing

December 1st, 2016

While the world is no longer seeing an epidemic of deaths due to human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), it’s still an issue, and it’s still important to get tested. Why? According to the CDC, approximately 36.7 million persons worldwide are living with HIV infection, and 2.1 million of those people became infected during 2015. […]

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Is Your Child Suffering From Anxiety?

October 15th, 2016

Every child goes through phases of anxiety—having trouble falling asleep after a scary movie or acting clingy after a death in the family—which is usually temporary and usually harmless. But some children experience ongoing fear, nervousness, and severe shyness that can be classified as an anxiety disorder. How can you tell the difference? Most children […]

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National Suicide Prevention Month

September 23rd, 2016

It’s the brutal truth that when a loved one or friend commits suicide, those left behind struggle with shock, guilt, regret, and sometimes even anger. Why did that friend, child, parent, spouse, or sibling do such a thing? Even when the person leaves a suicide note, it often doesn’t answer everyone’s questions. Dr. Alexander Lickman, […]

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How exercise can help addicts get better

August 29th, 2016

The first year of sobriety, from alcohol or drugs, can be rough. Relapse rates range from 60% to 90% in those first twelve months. But there are ways to keep yourself out of that percentage bracket, and one of them is to find healthy lifestyle choices. Replacing an unhealthy addiction with a healthy habit and […]

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