Why California?… A Fresh Start

Orange County, California provides a distraction-free fresh start far away from environ-mental triggers (e.g. friends who engage in substance abuse, and any other associative influences including availability of the drug of choice). Getting away from the area where a person engaged in substance abuse often provides the fresh break one needs in order to take on the responsibility of pursuing their own recovery. Weather and recreation aside, California provides a rich talent-pool of sophisticated clinicians dedicated to helping people begin and sustain their recovery journey. Balboa Horizons prides itself on…

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Rock to Recovery

Rock to Recovery gives individuals in all manner of recovery a chance to create original music working as a group—in essence, forming a band—with professional musicians also in recovery. This innovative program was launched and incubated at Balboa Horizons Recovery Services in Orange County, California, and is now in over 30 treatment centers. Rock to Recovery was most recently picked up by Wounded Warrior as a therapeutic tool for trauma treatment in working with veterans recovering from PTSD. Rock to Recovery was founded on 12/12/12 by Wesley Greer, a professional…

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Family Recovery Workshops

EACH THURSDAY, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 129 CABRILLO ST. COSTA MESA, CA 92627 IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION OR MENTAL ILLNESS – BALBOA HORIZONS CAN HELP INSPIRE CHANGE AND TRANSFORM THEIR LIFE TOWARD THE PATH OF RECOVERY.

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Dangers Of Drug Abuse

Dangers Of Drug Abuse “Drugs are bad,” is not necessarily breaking news. But for those trapped in addiction, the negative side effects may not feel as obvious. However, they are a present danger, and occur whether or not an addict recognizes them. Here are a few of the dangers of drug abuse. Health Issues, on the body and the brain As drug abuse continues, psychological and physical dependence grows, its victims sinking deeper and deeper into the quicksand of addiction. Tolerance increases, and so does the danger. Negative health effects…

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What Makes Rehab Effective

What makes rehab effective What’s so great about rehab anyway? Honestly, a lot of things. Most addicts don’t believe they have a problem, or they can tackle the monster of addiction on their own. But you’re not just addicted – likely, everything in your life revolves around your addiction: your friendships, your relationships, your daily activities, your finances, your thoughts and feelings. You’re caught in a cycle that includes factors you may not be aware of. Only a major change can disrupt that cycle and start anew. Rehab is the…

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Opiate Epidemic Orange County

Opiate Epidemic Orange County: The Real OC Orange County: vacation destination, land of the financially elite, and hub to one of America’s most dangerous epidemics. The Opiate Epidemic Orange County and its accompanying addictions and devastation run rampant across its glittering beaches and rolling hills. According to the Orange County Register, as of April 2017, drug and alcohol deaths have soared 82%, with accidental opiate overdoses the primary cause – with nearly half of all accidental overdoses linked to prescription opiates such as OxyContin and Hydrocodone. In a county of 3…

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Romantic Relationships in Sobriety

Romantic Relationships in Sobriety  (Old and New) hold a certain temptation. A longing for the familiar, a desire for affection and companionship, even the effect feelings of love can have on the brain, can disrupt your new journey – and nothing is more important than your sobriety. Most recommend a year of sobriety before embarking on a new relationship. Your number one priority should be sobriety. But long-term relationships and marriages can muddle the notion. Here are a few tips for romantic relationships in sobriety: Old relationships Old relationships and new sobriety…

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Post Rehab Job Search

Post Rehab Job Search is an important part of the recovery process.  Addiction can complicate your employment history. For many professionals, use of sick days, vacation time, and short-term disability leave can secure their job while they are in treatment. But for those who lost their jobs due to addiction, or their addiction became their full-time focus, getting back to work can be daunting. Know this, your physical and mental health is more important than any job. Period. Going to rehab and getting sober was absolutely the right choice. Finding…

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How to Repair Family Relationships in Sobriety

How to Repair Family Relationships in Sobriety Outside of yourself, your family likely also took a huge brunt of the emotional pain that your addiction brought.  Each month, Balboa Horizons invites our clients’ loved ones to participate in our Family Support Group. Over the course of four days, family members learn to identify and address the problems they are facing and develop solutions that will help them on their own recovery journey. While you received guidance and counseling through rehab, your family likely did not get the same luxury. They…

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