Horizon Blog

Teleservices at Horizon

March 24th, 2020

During this difficult time, support and treatment are still available and needed more than ever. It is Horizon’s goal to continue operations and support services as safely as possible, and we are grateful for the technology that allows us to do so. Due to the current safety measures and need for continual support and treatment, […]

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Six Unexpected Benefits of Quitting Alcohol for Good

March 22nd, 2020

Do you drink alcohol to have a good time? To relax? Does it help ease the pain from life’s challenges or help you cope with depression or anxiety? For all the reasons that you may believe regular use of alcohol improves your emotional and physical wellbeing, the benefits of living life without alcohol—permanently—are exponential. While […]

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Tips to Calm Your Mind During this Time

March 18th, 2020

The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a stressful and trying time for many. Everyone has their own circumstances and responds differently; however, we need to be there for each other more than ever. We can and will get through this, together. What you can do to help calm your mind: Limit the amount of time […]

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Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse Early and Often

March 12th, 2020

Few teens look forward to the day when their parents sit them down for “The Talk.” They are just as likely to cringe at a lecture from their parents on the topic of substance abuse. While your adolescent’s school district may incorporate drug and alcohol abuse awareness instruction into their curriculum, please do not take […]

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It’s Okay to Ask for Help. What to Expect, and Why the First Phone Call is So Critical

March 8th, 2020

There are a variety of reasons why people don’t ask for help, even when the support of a reliable friend or expert may be the difference between coping or collapsing—or even life or death. Some people feel that asking for help is a sign of weakness, vulnerability, or ignorance. In reality, it is a sign […]

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Podcast: Understanding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

March 5th, 2020

Horizon Health Services provides a wide array of services for women across the lifespan, and we have specially trained staff to support women preparing for and entering motherhood. In this episode, we discuss recognizing and understanding the signs of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, available treatment options, resources for partners and other supports, and common […]

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The Benefits of Positive Self-Talk

March 2nd, 2020

How do you feel when someone honks at you in traffic? When a co-worker rolls their eyes during a meeting, or a friend criticizes your choices? Feeling judged by others can make you feel insecure and fill you with self-doubt, and in the most extreme cases, even self-hatred. The same adverse reactions come when we […]

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Recovery Support Groups: What to Expect and Are They Helpful?

February 16th, 2020

It can be hard to talk about your feelings. It can be hard to talk to strangers. It may, therefore, seem like it would be uncomfortably strenuous to talk to strangers about your feelings. Despite what you may believe, recovery support groups are proven-successful resources to help those recovering from addiction. Before you say no […]

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