Negative Effects of Substance Abuse on the Body

Substance abuse is hard on the wallet, the brain, the spirit, and the body. A temple, a vessel, the body was not meant to withstand the poison of substance abuse. While the high is temporary, the effects can be lasting. Here are a few of the negative effects on drugs and alcohol on the body: Kidney failure: Prescription drugs, cocaine, heroin, ketamine, inhalants, MDMA, PCP, steroids, and synthetic cannabinoids are all known to cause kidney damage or failure as a result of dehydration, dangerous increases in body temperature, and muscle…

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Over the Counter Drug Abuse by Teens and Young Adults

Just because they’re legal, doesn’t mean they are safe from abuse. (OTC) Over the Counter drug abuse by teens and young adults is at an alarming rate, all chasing a “legal high.” Approximately 1 out of every 11 teens has abused some sort of OTC medicine while abuse of OTC drugs is most common among young teens ranging from ages 13 to 16. With increased accessibility and a lack of legal barriers, teens are able to secure OTC drugs easier than illicit drugs. Parents and teens alike are often lulled…

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The Value of JCAHO Accredited Treatment Centers

Neither addiction nor treatment should not be taken lightly. The decision to get clean and treat addiction is a serious one. Rehab is a gross investment of time, money, and self – a happy successful sober life depends on proper care. Explaining the value of jcaho accredited treatment centers is a top priority at Balboa Horizons. JCAHO is a non-profit organization known as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, or more simply: the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission established the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program to encourage…

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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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