Horizon Blog

What is CBD?

June 17th, 2019

A chemical found in the marijuana plant, CBD (sometimes referred to as cannabidiol) has been on the rise as a popular way to treat a range of ailments. Currently, research is being done to assess if CBD can help with a variety of illnesses, including general pain, diabetes, mental disorders (anxiety and depression), multiple sclerosis, […]

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New Continuing Education Course: Professional Authority

June 14th, 2019

Are you looking for continuing education courses this summer? Horizon Health is offering a new course entitled Professional Authority on August 2nd from 9 am – 1 pm. This course is designed to educate and empower individuals working with difficult populations. Participants will practice the art of assertiveness and building positive and effective relationships in […]

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Dogs Are Good for Our Mental Health

June 9th, 2019

In addition to living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, owning a dog or being around dogs can also help with mental health and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that dogs can reduce stress and help with anxiety and depression. Additionally, due to the companionship aspect, dogs also lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation. […]

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Celebrate Pride Month in WNY!

June 3rd, 2019

Buffalo’s Pride Parade yesterday was quite a celebration of love, inclusion, and hope! Horizon is a huge supporter of the LQBTQ+ community and our culture is one of diversity and inclusion. (We even have a Diversity and Inclusion Committee.) Horizon was one of 150 groups and over 25 local companies represented in this years’ parade. […]

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What is Wet Brain Syndrome?

May 20th, 2019

What many mistakenly perceive to be the benefits of alcohol use—such as reduced inhibitions and an improved mood—are merely short-term drug effects. Long-term, excessive alcohol use can slowly degrade your health and put you at risk of the types of health conditions that cause lasting complications and detract from your quality of life. If you […]

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Breaking a Bad Habit for Good

May 14th, 2019

habit noun hab·it | \ ˈha-bət \ : a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior a : an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary got up early from force of habit b : ADDICTION Habits can be both healthy (think daily meditation), or dangerous (think smoking a pack of […]

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Why is relapse a part of recovery?

May 8th, 2019

While a obstacle at the time, relapse is a common part of recovery. Roughly 40% to 60% of people with a substance use disorder will relapse at some point during the recovery process. There are many ways to minimize and/or help avoid relapse. Here are some ideas: Continue with therapy: Follow-up care, including intensive therapy […]

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How Much Alcohol is Too Much?

May 3rd, 2019

Sometimes at the end of a long, stressful day, you want a cold, crisp beer. Or two. Of course, when you’ve had a great day of work, you like celebrating with some wine or a cocktail then too. You mostly drink during the week, except when you’re socializing on the weekends, which is pretty frequent. […]

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