Horizon Blog

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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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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New: Parent and Family Support Groups

May 16th, 2018

A New Horizon: Parent & Family Support Groups Horizon Health is excited to announce new parent and family groups that will be held three times each month in a convenient location in Western New York. The Journey Back – Run by families for families Together we can better understand chemical dependency and addiction. All meetings […]

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Pledging Gone Wrong: The Dangers of Hazing and Binge Drinking

August 23rd, 2017

On February 4th, 2017 Evelyn and James Piazza received the call that all parents fear: Their 19 year old son, Timothy Piazza was dead. Cause of death was a combination of a skull fracture and ruptured spleen brought on by a night of excessive drinking. Timothy and his brother were attending Penn State University when […]

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Not Your Average Hide and Seek: Where Teens Hide Drugs

April 25th, 2017

Where Do Teens Hide Drugs From Parents? The following is a list of 10 of the most common places teens may hide substances such as drugs or alcohol. In their school supplies. A new use for those pens and highlighters includes stashing substances within. Highlighters have a space between the tip of the pen and […]

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Does your family need counseling?

November 2nd, 2016

Families can benefit from therapy when there is anything stressful happening that may strain or damage family relationships, such as: financial hardship, divorce, a death in the family substance abuse. Family therapy can be especially helpful to individuals who are being treated for addiction because it can not only get to the root of issues […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy — Personal or Public

September 11th, 2016

These days, the world can be an extra-scary place for kids. In addition to smaller, personal tragedies like losing a beloved pet or relative, the news is full of frightening images and grim reports about terrorist attacks, hate crimes, and natural disasters. As a parent, what’s the best way to answer your kids’ questions? Block, […]

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Why the Impact of Drugs is Worse, and More Damaging, For Teens Than Adults

June 6th, 2016

It’s pretty well-known that teenagers are impulsive, emotional rather than logical, and tend to act without thinking of the long-term consequences of their actions. And when it comes to taking drugs, those long-term consequences can be dire. Why? Teenage brains are still developing. Teenagers are not just less-experienced adults; they are undergoing a particular developmental […]

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