Opioid Crisis Documentaries

by Balboa Horizons | March 17, 2019

The opioid crisis in the U.S. has led to great suffering. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are more than 115 fatal overdoses every day due to opioids. People become hooked on addictive prescription painkillers. They may start using heroin or turn to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. The risks they face […]

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Desperate for Something Different

by Balboa Horizons | February 20, 2019

Sometimes life just sucks. I was desperate for something different. I grew up in a broken home, with a schizophrenic mom. As far as I can remember I was always asking myself why can’t I be like others. By others, I mean having both parents in the home and a mother that either didn’t have […]

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Are Californians Safe from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

by Balboa Horizons | January 7, 2019

A seasonal analysis of drug overdose deaths in major California metropolitan areas The holiday season is here! Regardless of your heritage, familial traditions or religion, the final months of the year are a chance for us to get together with our loved ones to celebrate. For many, this time of year is cause for worry, […]

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International Overdose Awareness Day

by Balboa Horizons | August 31, 2018

Every year on August 31 people around the world will gather together to remember loved ones who died from an opioid overdose. Throughout the United States, the opioid epidemic has claimed numerous lives.  August 31 is a day for celebrating those we have lost. While we can’t bring our loved ones back we can educate […]

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2018 REEL Recovery Film Festival

by Balboa Horizons | August 21, 2018

Balboa Horizons is a proud sponsor of the 10th annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium going on October 24th-30th at the Laemmle’s Royal Theater in West Los Angeles. This year opening night will feature an extraordinary documentary on the late former professional surfer Andy Irons entitled Andy Irons: Kissed by God, directed by Steve Jones and Todd […]

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What to Look for in a San Diego Treatment Center

by Balboa Horizons | June 4, 2018

If you or someone you know is facing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are likely looking for the right treatment center so that you can combat the problem for good. You have probably encountered a range of advertisements promising to hold the answers that can put addiction in the past, but they are […]

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What Do I Bring to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

by Balboa Horizons | May 29, 2018

Choosing to admit yourself to rehab is a huge decision. This time of transition is a stressful one, but it shouldn’t have to be! Wherever you choose to start your recovery, your treatment center is committed to making this period of change as easy and comfortable as possible. They’ll take the guesswork out of things […]

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Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale

by Balboa Horizons | May 28, 2018

The assessment of the stages of withdrawal from opiates requires a clinician to administer a test with an 11-item measurement tool. The clinical opiate withdrawal scale rates the severity of symptoms that patients typically present. Taking the Test Clinicians can assess a client in either an inpatient or an outpatient setting. The combined scores provide […]

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Family Support Programs for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | May 24, 2018

When a loved one is mired in active addiction, it’s natural for their family to think that inpatient rehab alone will get them on the road to recovery. While it is true that inpatient treatment is a wise and effective step, it is just the beginning of a long, difficult journey. All too often, recovering […]

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Finding and Choosing Inpatient Rehab in California

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When it comes to seeking professional rehabilitation for a substance abuse problem, there will likely be many different options available to you. Some people experience confusion or anxiety surrounding the important task of choosing a treatment facility. The information below has been developed to provide additional insight into inpatient rehab settings. It will also talk […]

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