Horizon Blog

Resources for people and their families that are dealing with substance abuse.

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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Support & Treatment Available During COVID-19

April 13th, 2020

Horizon knows there are many challenges posed from COVID-19. Work, education, childcare and safety being a few that have disrupted our routine these past few weeks. However, taking care of yourself should not be one of them. We cannot emphasize it enough. You have to take care of yourself. If you are not well, whether […]

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Teleservices at Horizon

March 24th, 2020

During this difficult time, support and treatment are still available and needed more than ever. It is Horizon’s goal to continue operations and support services as safely as possible, and we are grateful for the technology that allows us to do so. Due to the current safety measures and need for continual support and treatment, […]

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Six Unexpected Benefits of Quitting Alcohol for Good

March 22nd, 2020

Do you drink alcohol to have a good time? To relax? Does it help ease the pain from life’s challenges or help you cope with depression or anxiety? For all the reasons that you may believe regular use of alcohol improves your emotional and physical wellbeing, the benefits of living life without alcohol—permanently—are exponential. While […]

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It’s Okay to Ask for Help. What to Expect, and Why the First Phone Call is So Critical

March 8th, 2020

There are a variety of reasons why people don’t ask for help, even when the support of a reliable friend or expert may be the difference between coping or collapsing—or even life or death. Some people feel that asking for help is a sign of weakness, vulnerability, or ignorance. In reality, it is a sign […]

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Sobriety and the Holidays

November 18th, 2019

The holiday seasons can feel like an eternity for someone in recovery. While the endless social events, many of which include drinking, may seem over-the-top, there are ways to cope and even have fun! Here are some ideas to stay sober, safe and have fun: Change your mindset. Instead of thinking about all of the […]

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Seven Diseases Caused by Alcoholism That You May Not Know About

July 15th, 2019

Some of the most dangerous risks of alcohol abuse are commonly known. They include a long-term dependence that can interfere with relationships and work responsibilities and negatively impact decision-making. Drinking and driving, unprotected sex, and accidental injuries are all dangers of frequent alcohol misuse. The long-term effects of alcoholism add further threats. Those who abuse […]

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This Summer Don’t Drink and Drive

July 15th, 2019

With the nice weather finally here, it’s time to take advantage and spend some time outside. Many Buffalonians like to enjoy the sunshine, while sipping a summer cocktail, sangria, or beer. However, it’s imperative to be smart and remember to avoid drinking and driving at all costs. New York State considers a person to be […]

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