Horizon Blog

New Family-Oriented Additions to the Horizon Village Campus

June 12th, 2015

Horizon Village recently received support from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. An outdoor pavilion and playground were built on the Horizon Village Campus in Sanborn, NY from a contribution from an anonymous donor. A key element of successful recovery from substance abuse is the repair of stressed or severed family relationships. Horizon Village provides intensive […]

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Horizon Continues its Expansion to Improve Access to Innovative Treatments

August 22nd, 2014

Horizon has a longstanding commitment to providing expedited access to the highest quality behavioral health services through employing the most advanced clinical practices delivered with data-driven operational and clinical efficiency. Our challenge, like that of all providers, is to respond expeditiously and effectively to the rapid and immense changes in our system of healthcare delivery. […]

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Heroin Overdose Deaths – From Hollywood to our Own Backyard

February 7th, 2014

This past Sunday, Hollywood lost an amazingly gifted actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman.  What’s even more sad is that three kids lost their father to addiction. Unfortunately, heroin overdose deaths are not uncommon.  The truth is that they are happening right in our own backyard.  In fact, according to a recent article in The Buffalo […]

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The New Face of Heroin Addiction

August 21st, 2013

Last month, the nation was shocked and saddened when Cory Monteith of the hit series Glee, died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room. What’s surprising is that when people think of heroin, they immediately think of people using in abandoned buildings and back alley ways and not successful […]

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Watching the Flower Bloom

August 14th, 2013

Employee Spotlight: Nick Gazzoli Every day, Nick Gazzoli strides into his office at Horizon Health Services with great energy and passion to help his clients overcome their addictions and achieve recovery. “For me there is nothing better than watching someone progress from the darkness of addiction into the peace of recovery,” said the Senior Addictions […]

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Horizon featured in The Buffalo News

March 4th, 2013

This article was recently featured in the Buffalo News.  The growing number of people in Western New York who are addicted to pain killers, are turning to a cheaper, yet deadlier alternative to get high–heroin. Painkillers to heroin becomes a cheap but deadly transition High cost of pills sends addicts to cheaper drug February 16, […]

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Real Life Story of Recovery — Meet Mark

January 22nd, 2013

We are often asked to share real-life stories of recovery. The following is a story that is sure to inspire you. Meet Mark, a Horizon client who has successfully turned his life around… Mark began suffering from severe depression when he was about sixteen years old. By his early twenties he had turned to drugs […]

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Spice, K2 or “Fake Pot” – What is it?

August 21st, 2012

Known by a variety of names, including Bliss, Nice, Black Mamba, Incense, Spice and even fake weed, K2 is a mixture of plant leaves or natural herbs (such as canavalia rosea, clematis nuciferia, heima salicfolia, and ledum palustre) that have been mixed and laced with synthetic chemicals.  Various sources report that K2 also contains the […]

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