Horizon Blog

Nine Tips for Sobriety in the First Days, Weeks, and Months

April 15th, 2019

When you have committed to sobriety, every hour is a milestone and an achievement. While your pledge to remain sober will require constant awareness, attention, and courage throughout your life, the first days, weeks, and months of sobriety are, for many, the most challenging and vital to success. To help you remain focused and confident, […]

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Bad Habits? How to make a long lasting change

April 8th, 2019

Nearly everyone has some habits or behaviors they would like to change about themselves. However, the old saying that it takes 21 days to make a change is misleading. In actuality, research shows it takes 66 days to develop a habit, but changing an old behavior can take even longer. While 66 days may sound […]

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The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

April 5th, 2019

The emotions of guilt and shame are often used interchangeable, however, these emotions are distinct. According to Psychology Today, guilt is “a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined”. Shame is “the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself […]

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Five Trusted Tips for Long-Term Sobriety

April 3rd, 2019

Being sober is not a temporary state of being. It is a commitment, a lifestyle, and a choice. If you are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, then your plan to get sober should include a plan to stay sober long-term. The five proven long-term sobriety tips below can help you achieve your goal […]

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Upcoming Courses from Horizon University

March 18th, 2019

Horizon University announces new courses coming this spring. All of our continuing education courses are developed and taught by licensed experts in their area of interest and approved by our internal Clinical Services Department. Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming courses: Personality Disorders: Assessment and Treatment April 12th, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm […]

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Is there a link between obesity and depression?

March 15th, 2019

Studies have shown that obese people are about 25% more likely to experience a mood disorder such as depression compared with those who are not obese. Obesity can cause poor self-image, low self-esteem, and social isolation, which are all known contributors to depression. According to the CDC, 43% of adults with depression are obese. Furthermore, […]

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The Dangers of Vaping

March 11th, 2019

We all know that smoking is an unhealthy habit that can have deadly consequences. but with the rise of vaping, you’d be forgiven for assuming that using e-cigarettes are better for your health. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, over 20% of high school students use e-cigarettes, with vaping more popular in youths than […]

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Making Amends: An Important Step in Recovery

March 1st, 2019

“The best apology is changed behavior.”1 Recovery is a journey, not a destination. If you or someone you love is in recovery from substance use disorder, then you are probably familiar with the 12 steps in AA. Two of these steps, both 8 and 9 are about making amends for any pain you caused loved […]

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