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News from Horizon Health Services — Western New York — Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Share Your Service: Meet Christina!

April 7th, 2021

Christina is a Buffalo native and started with Horizon in 2016 as a mental health counselor. Over the past 5 years, Christina has worked at a few different outpatient clinics and has expanded her career. Although Christina started working solely in mental health, she now uses an integrated approach to treat any issues her patients […]

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Horizon’s Stronger Together Action Plan

March 31st, 2021

Horizon is committed to being an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Through self-reflection and the following actions, we pledge to advance equity, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all. We can and will do better and hold ourselves accountable for measurable results and real change. The Horizon Stronger Together Action Plan advances diversity, equity, […]

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Navigating a Pandemic Together

January 6th, 2021

While a new year brings new goals and resolutions for some, we all know well enough that just because we say goodbye to 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. This past year was challenging to say the least. In a matter of days, outpatient and support services moved to a completely remote model, over […]

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Meet Horizon’s Newest Therapy Dog!

December 30th, 2020

Horizon is excited to announce the addition of another therapy dog, Aurora, thanks to the generosity of the Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation! The Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the growing issues surrounding addiction and has close ties with Horizon. With proceeds raised from their latest fundraising campaign, they decided to […]

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Anxiety and Depression During the Holidays

December 17th, 2020

The holiday season is a stressful time for many. Add a pandemic to the mix and our nation is experiencing more loneliness, stress and economic strain than ever before. While we all have our own struggles, many people experience heightened anxiety and depression during the holidays. Recognizing these feelings is the first step in getting […]

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Benzodiazepine Addiction

October 6th, 2020

Benzodiazepine addiction has quickly turned into another epidemic sweeping America. Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are drugs typically prescribed to calm or sedate a person who is suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and/or a debilitating mental health disorder. Common types include Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and Valium. Any form of Benzodiazepine is strong, effective and […]

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Children’s Mental Health Services

September 14th, 2020

Horizon is excited to now offer children’s mental health services for ages three and older. Children can benefit from mental health counseling for numerous reasons and we are here to help. Treating a child’s mental health struggles as soon as possible can help reduce issues in their current and future life. Treatment is specialized for […]

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NYS Takes Action Against Fentanyl Overdoses

July 30th, 2020

NYS is taking action against the rise in fentanyl related overdoses. Last week, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced their new public awareness “Prevent Overdose” campaign. This new fentanyl campaign is designed to prevent overdose deaths and empower the public with information needed to help save lives. As we live […]

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