Horizon Blog

Real life stories of addiction and recovery.

Powerlessness, Surrender & Acceptance

June 8th, 2017

In this special guest blog post, Steve discusses his true story of substance use and recovery. This is a real story shared with us (with permission) by one of our clients. If you or someone you know is facing substance use disorder, you will probably relate to the following story of Steve’s thoughts on powerlessness, surrender and […]

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Recovery Coach – True Story

January 13th, 2015

Horizon’s Recovery Coach program has been incredibly successful in helping people recover from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Recovery coaches provide support in helping someone maintain a solid foundation in recovery. Coaches help build upon recovery to achieve other life goals that make recovery worthwhile. The following is a true story provided by one of Horizon’s […]

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Real Life Story of Recovery — Meet Mark

January 22nd, 2013

We are often asked to share real-life stories of recovery. The following is a story that is sure to inspire you. Meet Mark, a Horizon client who has successfully turned his life around… Mark began suffering from severe depression when he was about sixteen years old. By his early twenties he had turned to drugs […]

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Kara’s Story

September 26th, 2012

Kara always prided herself on being a “fixer” so when her uncle was diagnosed with schizophrenia she nominated herself to put together all the broken pieces of his life. She spent countless hours listening to him and eventually allowing her emotions to tie to his. Once she realized she couldn’t “fix” her uncle, she also […]

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Karl Shallowhorn of Horizon gets published in The Buffalo News!

March 26th, 2012

Karl Shallowhorn is a Senior Counselor at Horizon Health Services. His article, “Every Child Needs Love and Support of Family“was recently featured in the Buffalo News. We hope you enjoy this inspirational story!      

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Restoration Society Upcoming Events

January 23rd, 2012

Restoration Society, Inc. programs are rehabilitation communities founded upon the recovery vision that all individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition lead active lives filled with hope and satisfaction and make valuable contributions to our community. The link is to the events page which is updated regularly. http://www.restoration-societyinc.org/up-coming_events.shtml

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Buffalo Area AA Newsletter

January 23rd, 2012

Please check out the below link for the Buffalo Area AA Newsletter. New Frontiers Newsletter presents the experience and opinions of members of Alcoholics Anonymous on the disease of Alcoholism. http://www.buffaloaany.org/newsletter.htm

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Miranda’s Story

October 23rd, 2011

Miranda’s mom, Peggy, thought her daughter was dealing with normal teenage angst. She was at times unapproachable. She fought with her siblings and her girlfriends. She’d cry or get angry for no apparent reason. If it was raining, somehow Miranda managed to make her mom feel responsible. But her grades were good and there were […]

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