Horizon Blog

The Dos and Dont’s of Talking to Someone with a Mental Health Disorder

September 6th, 2019

There are many moments in life when we need to carefully consider our words (and the feelings) of others. Talking to someone struggling with a mental health disorder is one such moment. For many people living with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and other forms of mental illness, they often feel insecure about their […]

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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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Ask Horizon: Signs of Alcoholism

January 20th, 2016

Do you suspect that a relative or friend, someone you love or care about, is drinking too much? It can be hard to tell in today’s society, where drinking is taken for granted and part of socializing. And there’s a difference between someone who drinks a lot and someone who is truly an alcoholic. So, […]

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Ask Horizon: Do I need a 12-Step Program and Counseling?

January 22nd, 2015

Q: My name is Jane and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been going to AA and have recently started private counseling. Do you recommend that I continue AA or just stick to counseling? A: Great question. In a nutshell, YES! Any positive venue that supports your recovery should be pursued. When working towards recovery many of our clients seek […]

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Ask Anne: Seeking alternatives to inpatient rehab

December 16th, 2014

Q: My best friend needs help treating her alcohol addiction – but she doesn’t want to go to a 28-day inpatient rehab program. She is looking at every excuse not to get help because of the time it could take her. Are there treatment options other than a 28-day program? Do you have suggestions for […]

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Ask Horizon – What is “rock bottom”?

June 16th, 2014

If you’re struggling with an addiction or struggling to understand an addict, you may have heard the term “rock bottom” —usually to describe a point in the life of an addict when they are finally willing to seek help. Rock bottom usually means things have gotten so bad for the addict that it is impossible […]

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Ask Horizon: What is Zohydro?

March 24th, 2014

Q: I’ve been seeing the new FDA approved painkiller drug Zohydro a lot in the news.  Can you please tell me what it is and why it’s so controversial? A: Zohydro is the extended-release formulation of the painkiller hydrocodone.  The manufacturer Zogenix® says that it’s indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require […]

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What is the difference between detox and inpatient treatment?

March 12th, 2014

Ask Horizon Q: How do I find out if my daughter needs a detox program or an inpatient program? I believe that my daughter needs rehab but I am unsure if I should send her to detox first. I am nervous that I am wasting valuable time and I don’t know where to turn. — […]

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