Horizon Blog

Welcome to our new website!

November 26th, 2016

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal with our new website was to make information more easily accessible and to provide our WNY community with more resources and information regarding substance use and mental health disorders.  We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of the Horizon […]

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Here’s What You Might Not Know About Addiction

April 17th, 2016

By now, most people realize that the old stereotypes of alcoholics and drug abusers no longer apply. Addicts are not people at the fringes of society, hanging out in dark alleys or the gutter. Anyone around you may be abusing drugs and alcohol and you might not even know it. Today, we are sharing five things […]

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The science behind drug abuse and addiction

February 13th, 2015

Substance dependence, also known as drug dependence, happens when long-term changes occur in the brain causing it to adapt to repeated drug administration. When a dependent user stops using, withdrawal occurs. In a 2009 article issued by Harvard Medical School, researchers claimed that long-term abuse leads to changes in the brain which promote and prolong […]

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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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How to Support a Loved One’s Recovery during the Holiday Season

December 12th, 2013

For someone in recovery, the holidays can be a time of enormous pressure, temptation and emotional triggers.  For family or friends of someone in recovery it can also be a time of stress in wondering how to act and how to be supportive. The good news is – with a little planning, you can be […]

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Why Call Horizon’s Online Consultation Program?

September 6th, 2013

Horizon’s FREE online consultation program is proving to be a terrific resource for people who have questions about addiction for themselves or loved ones. This program was developed to provide the Western New York community with a place to turn when they are seeking information about addiction and rehabilitation. The online program allows you to […]

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Women’s Deaths From Overdose of Painkillers On the Rise

July 29th, 2013

According to a recent NY Times article, more women now die of overdoses from pain pills like OxyContin than from cervical cancer or homicide.  That is a scary statistic–especially because these deaths can be prevented. Here are some other interesting information that the article presented. Overdose deaths move from urban to rural Drug overdose deaths […]

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Is my teen using drugs?

February 26th, 2013

Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs Do you suspect that your teen is using drugs and/or alcohol?  It’s more common than you might think to pass off the signs of drug or alcohol abuse as just typical teen behavior. As a parent, you want to trust your child and hope that they make the […]

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