Horizon Blog

Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Use Recovery

March 4th, 2017

There is a comfort in feeling that someone understands you, and a relief in knowing you’re not alone. The comfort that can be felt among those who intimately understand your struggles helps to make group therapy an effective part of a substance use recovery program. The benefits of group therapy are many, and have been […]

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Know The Risk Factors Between Substance Abuse and Heart Disease

February 2nd, 2015

During the month of February, Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped candies, balloons, and chocolates. More importantly, the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated February as Heart Month, and encourages us all to spend the month raising our awareness of heart health issues, with the ultimate goal of lowering cardiovascular risk factors. While there are […]

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Ask Anne: Seeking alternatives to inpatient rehab

December 16th, 2014

Q: My best friend needs help treating her alcohol addiction – but she doesn’t want to go to a 28-day inpatient rehab program. She is looking at every excuse not to get help because of the time it could take her. Are there treatment options other than a 28-day program? Do you have suggestions for […]

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Community education on painkiller addiction continues in Williamsville

April 21st, 2014

On Thursday March 27th, 2014 Williamsville North High school hosted two assemblies involving all students and faculty to discuss the dangers of Painkiller addiction.  The awareness assembly was brought together by a community wide initiative formed by BlueCross Blue Shield of WNY, Williamsville North Health Teacher Lisa Arroyo, Colleen Babcock of Horizon Health Services, Avi […]

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Heroin Overdose Deaths – From Hollywood to our Own Backyard

February 7th, 2014

This past Sunday, Hollywood lost an amazingly gifted actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman.  What’s even more sad is that three kids lost their father to addiction. Unfortunately, heroin overdose deaths are not uncommon.  The truth is that they are happening right in our own backyard.  In fact, according to a recent article in The Buffalo […]

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Quit Smoking Today: It’s the Great American Smokeout!

November 21st, 2013

It’s time for the Great American Smokeout! The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November each year as a target date for smokers to: make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Will this be your year? Here are some facts and strategies that could help you […]

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