Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | March 30, 2016

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been used to treat those struggling with addictions, self-harm and borderline personality disorder. Many clients in addiction rehabs battle all three. One common denominator in them is the struggle in handling intense emotions. Someone with borderline personality disorder may become angry and in the effort to calm themselves use drugs […]

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Balboa Horizons Recovery Tribe

by baladmin | November 12, 2015

By definition a tribe is a distinct people, dependent on their land for their livelihood, who are largely self-sufficient, and not integrated into a national society. In many ways Balboa Horizons is a tribe on the recovery battlefield. Addiction recovery provides the space for people to take a step back from their everyday lives and  […]

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Movement Therapies for Addiction

by baladmin | November 6, 2015

Traditionally, addiction has been treated with psychotherapy. Newly developed therapies called movement therapies are proving to be incredibly beneficial. Movement therapy can include dancing, yoga, tai chi, etc… this therapy model addresses both the psychological and the physiological health of a person. Physically our autonomic nervous system (ANS) remembers everything we feel, hear, see and […]

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Managing Sugar Cravings in Recovery

by baladmin | October 30, 2015

There are many inside jokes in recovery. One being, “I put the plug in the jug and the refrigerator door popped open.” It’s common for people in recovery to stop one addiction and then start another; a common one is eating sugar. Constantly reaching for candy, cookies, frozen yogurt and any other food loaded with sweetness […]

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Gender Differences in Drug Abuse: Why Gender-Specific?

by baladmin | November 6, 2014

Growing Awareness of Gender Differences in Substance Abuse and Treatment According to recent studies, awareness of gender differences in drug abuse has been growing over the past 15 years. The research shows that men and women with substance abuse disorders are not the same, therefore gender-specific programming is ideal in drug and alcohol treatment. The prevalence […]

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What Makes Young Women Prone to Addiction?

by baladmin | August 12, 2014

Women are suffering with drug addiction and alcoholism for reasons significantly different than men. This is why gender specific treatment is the most successful when considering addiction rehabilitation for women. Women Abuse Substances for Different Reasons than Men A 3 year study revealed that girls and young women use addictive substances for reasons different than boys […]

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Watching TV Is Bad for Our Health

by baladmin | July 24, 2014

Television & Heart Disease Many Americans favorite pastime is watching television. However, the more time we spend in front of the television, the more likely we will die at an early age. For over 6 years, Dunstan and colleagues followed 8,800 adults with no prior history of heart disease. The researchers found that the people […]

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Why Balboa for Drug Treatment in California

by baladmin | January 17, 2013

Why Balboa Horizons Balboa Horizons offers the full continuum of gender specific addiction recovery programs for males and females.  Access to comprehensive recovery programs provides a valuable continuity of care for our clients, their families and the referring professionals. Our facilities in Newport Beach, California and the surrounding beach communities, provide the ideal environment for […]

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Opiate Pain Med Treatment

by baladmin | May 18, 2012

The rising popularity of prescription pain medications has made opioid addiction an alarming epidemic. Although heroin has been the long-time favorite among opiate users due to its high potency, prescription medications like vicodan, oxycontin (known to users as “legal heroin”) and the recently developed opana are equally dangerous. What begins as legitimate pain management can […]

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