Horizon Blog

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 […]

Read more...

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, […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Alarming Facts about Teen Alcohol Abuse

October 9th, 2015

As parents, we worry about our children experimenting with alcohol. We worry that one night they may consume too much, become sick, or make a bad decision – possibly with lifelong consequences. What parents may not realize, however, is that their son or daughter could be consuming alcohol more frequently, or at an earlier age, […]

Read more...

New Family-Oriented Additions to the Horizon Village Campus

June 12th, 2015

Horizon Village recently received support from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. An outdoor pavilion and playground were built on the Horizon Village Campus in Sanborn, NY from a contribution from an anonymous donor. A key element of successful recovery from substance abuse is the repair of stressed or severed family relationships. Horizon Village provides intensive […]

Read more...

Self-care is important when you have a child who is addicted to drugs or alcohol

June 5th, 2015

Does this sound familiar? “It’s like having someone punch you in the stomach. You’re never the same from the second you find out.” Those are the words of one mother of four whose two sons have both struggled with addictions to drugs. And if you’re in the same boat, you may be wondering how to […]

Read more...

How to promote drug abuse education in the family

March 1st, 2015

Teenage drug use and substance abuse has been affecting teens and young adults for longer than most people wanted to acknowledge. With mounting pressure to fit in from friends and increased use of social media, staying popular and well-liked within the teen community can come with a price. Thinking that your child or loved one […]

Read more...

Buffalo State Students Create Educational Video for Overdose Prevention

November 13th, 2014

A HUGE thank you to the students at Buffalo State College for putting the following video together after Horizon’s Parent & Family Coordinator Colleen Babcock trained them on Opiate Overdose Prevention. The video highlights some of the major take home points from the training. The Opiate Overdose Prevention Kit and Training helps give opiate users a […]

Read more...