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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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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Alcohol Affects Women Differently than Men…

by baladmin | January 12, 2011

Every woman is different. No amount of drinking is 100 percent safe, 100 percent of the time, for every individual woman. —National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism WOMEN AND INTOXICATION Alcohol affects women differently than men due to their body makeup and chemistry: • A woman’s body has more fat and less water than […]

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