Horizon Blog

Seven Holiday Hacks and Time-Saving Solutions

December 1st, 2019

The holidays should be a time for friends, family, and festive fun, not frazzled nerves and exhaustion. One of the biggest reasons that people say they don’t enjoy the holidays is that they feel overworked and over-committed, leaving them little time to enjoy their annual traditions and once-a-year events. If you’re among those who are […]

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Are You Enabling a Loved One?

November 22nd, 2019

If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you know that there is a fine line between helping and enabling. While your main focus is to support your loved one through their addiction and recovery, too much help may wind up resulting in enabling behaviors. What is enabling? Enabling behavior shields people […]

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Sobriety and the Holidays

November 18th, 2019

The holiday seasons can feel like an eternity for someone in recovery. While the endless social events, many of which include drinking, may seem over-the-top, there are ways to cope and even have fun! Here are some ideas to stay sober, safe and have fun: Change your mindset. Instead of thinking about all of the […]

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The Dangers of Vaping are Front Page News: What You Need to Know

November 18th, 2019

Do you remember when passengers used to be able to smoke on an airplane? Or when you’d go into a restaurant, and the host would ask if you wanted to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section? The passage of modern public non-smoking laws eliminated exposure to smoking for many of us and helped to […]

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The Importance of Self-Care

November 10th, 2019

Coffee or tea? Treadmill or track? Early morning or late at night? We’re all unique, and we all need a unique combination of healthy choices to feel our best. Still, there are certain wellness best practices that all of us—regardless of age, fitness level, gender, or habits—should engage in regularly to maintain an optimal physical, […]

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The Impact of Social Media on Our Mental Health

October 23rd, 2019

Over the past 10 to 20 years, social media has become a daily part of most people’s lives.  Electronic communication, known as social media, allows people to share ideas, information, videos, and messages through online websites and communities.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube are among the most popular social media sites/apps, but blogs and any […]

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What to Do If You Suspect that a Loved One is Suicidal

October 14th, 2019

Someone dies by suicide in the United States every 12 minutes. The next time you’re in a café, grocery store, or surrounded by your family and friends, consider the reality that depression—a leading cause of suicidal ideation—affects 20 to 25 percent of Americans over 18. The number of people suffering from emotional pain who consider, […]

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Seven Physical Symptoms of Depression

October 7th, 2019

Depression can hurt. Physically hurt. It can manifest itself into a pain that keeps you from getting out of bed, going to work, or spending time with family. Exacerbating the already painful emotional side effects of depression, the physically painful aspects of this mental health condition that impacts 8.7 percent of women and 5.3 percent […]

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