Horizon Blog

Horizon Walk Recap: Help Us Reach Our Goal

September 19th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Horizon over the weekend for our 4th annual Walk Toward a New Horizon! Our fundraising event continues to grow each year. On Sunday, over 250 people walked the loop at Delaware Park to support hope and recovery for families dealing with substance use disorder in Western […]

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Does your family need counseling?

November 2nd, 2016

Families can benefit from therapy when there is anything stressful happening that may strain or damage family relationships, such as: financial hardship, divorce, a death in the family substance abuse. Family therapy can be especially helpful to individuals who are being treated for addiction because it can not only get to the root of issues […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy — Personal or Public

September 11th, 2016

These days, the world can be an extra-scary place for kids. In addition to smaller, personal tragedies like losing a beloved pet or relative, the news is full of frightening images and grim reports about terrorist attacks, hate crimes, and natural disasters. As a parent, what’s the best way to answer your kids’ questions? Block, […]

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Horizon Family and Professional Psychotherapy Services

January 5th, 2015

Horizon Health Services is excited to announce a new service designed to meet the specific needs of the Western New York community — Family and Professional Private Psychotherapy. Whether your job is causing you stress, your family life is in turmoil, you are seeking marriage counseling or even if you are a family member of someone who […]

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How does family counseling help with addiction?

October 29th, 2014

When one person has an addiction, the whole family suffers. Relationships become tested and strained. What response do most families have when someone has an addiction? Some family members believe that it may be best to sever ties and allow their loved one to hit “rock bottom”. Others attempt to step in and protect their […]

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Top 10 Warning Signs Your Teenager May Be Using Drugs

December 6th, 2013

You may think, “my child would never use drugs.” Or, “Well, everyone dabbles a little bit.” You may even think, “I experimented with drugs when I was a teenager, and I turned out okay.” With that kind of thinking, you’re turning your back on the facts: In 2012, an estimated 22.5 million Americans aged 12 […]

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What is Co-Dependency?

August 7th, 2012

Family members who live in the shadow of someone afflicted with alcohol or drug dependence may themselves suffer from something called co-dependency as they assume the role of caretaker for their addicted loved one. This mental health disorder is defined by a group of symptoms including denial of feelings, perfectionism, fear and dishonesty. Anyone living […]

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