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

Recognizing National Recovery Month 2023

September 6th, 2023

Each September, we observe National Recovery Month. First recognized in 1989, National Recovery Month focuses on raising awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. Recovery Month also recognizes the community recovery builds, acknowledges both the everyday successes and challenges of those in recovery, the important work of those in addiction and mental health care, and […]

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Focus on Education this Recovery Month

September 21st, 2022

National Recovery Month is an observance held every September to provide education and awareness around the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for substance use and mental health disorders. It is a time for us to celebrate those whose lives have been improved and transformed by recovery, as well as offers hope to those who […]

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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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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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Inpatient Treatment: Needed Now More Than Ever

June 2nd, 2020

Horizon Village is one of the most comprehensive service providers in WNY. We offer different levels of residential and detox services. While much has changed recently, we continue to offer these lifesaving services to our community. Over the past few months, we have taken significant safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of our patients and […]

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Free Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

May 15th, 2020

Overdoses are on the rise throughout Western New York. While overdoses have always been a reality in substance use treatment and recovery, during such a difficult time in our world, they are even more prominent with the stress of recent changes. Whether you or a loved one has or does struggle with substance use, or […]

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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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Recovery Support Groups: What to Expect and Are They Helpful?

February 16th, 2020

It can be hard to talk about your feelings. It can be hard to talk to strangers. It may, therefore, seem like it would be uncomfortably strenuous to talk to strangers about your feelings. Despite what you may believe, recovery support groups are proven-successful resources to help those recovering from addiction. Before you say no […]

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