Undiagnosed Trauma Can Fuel Addiction

by baladmin | May 27, 2014

Undiagnosed Trauma & Self Medicating The dually diagnosed client is a person who is suffering from one or more mental illnesses while at the same time being actively involved in a substance abuse addiction. Trauma is a debilitating mental illness and is similar to the experience of PTSD. In an effort to alleviate the suffering, […]

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A Father’s Experience – Balboa Horizons Alumni Story

by baladmin | May 16, 2014

My daughter had just turned 25 when she arrived for long-term treatment at Balboa Horizons in August of 2012.  She had been in Utah for her first 3 months of primary treatment, and that had been a very good experience.  She really didn’t want to leave Utah, but we had been advised that Balboa Horizons would be the […]

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Heroin Task Force Listens to Testimonies

by baladmin | May 15, 2014

People Talk About Heroin & Opiate Addiction Family’s, doctors and addicts share their stories of battling with opiate/heroin addiction at the New York Senate Opiate Heroin Task Force Roundtable.  The Heroin Task Force will use the information obtained in these discussions to strengthen their criminal justice laws and develop recommendations on ways to address this […]

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Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Between 2005 and 2012

by baladmin | May 13, 2014

In a national survey, the number of people who admitted to using heroin in the past year nearly doubled between 2005 and 2012, from 380,000 to 670,000, according to Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Pain Med Addiction Prelude to Heroin Addiction “Heroin provides a similar high as prescription opioid,” […]

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High Childhood IQ Could Be Associated With Drug Abuse Later in Life

by baladmin | May 9, 2014

Very often the parent of a young adult who is using illegal drugs will tell us they do not understand why they are abusing drugs. They tell us it is baffling because they are so smart and so talented. More often than not, we treat young adults for addiction who are extremely intelligent. High IQ […]

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Sober Celebs – Matthew Perry

by baladmin | May 7, 2014

We have seen many celebrities fall victim to addiction but many have found their way to sobriety too. Matthew Perry is one sober celeb who is also an advocate for sobriety.  In a last year issue of People magazine, Perry really opened up about his struggles during the hit show Friends 10-year-run. Matthew reflected on […]

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Understanding the Millennial Generation

by baladmin | May 5, 2014

Only 54% of Millennials are Employed One in four young adults between 18 and 34 years old (millennials) say they have moved back in with their parents after living on their own and according to the Pew Research Center, only 54% of American adults ages 18 to 25 are currently employed, the lowest percentage since […]

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Lil Za & Justin Bieber – Club Drugs Arrests & Vandalism

by baladmin | May 1, 2014

Los Angeles, California Lil Za was arrested on two counts of felony drug possession when police found Ecstasy and Oxycodone near him during their raid at Justin Bieber’s house in January of this year. According to TMZ, Za appeared in court yesterday to answer to the charges. Lil Za has been ordered to do 20 […]

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Vaping – Some Say is Worse than Inhaling Real Cigarettes

by baladmin | April 29, 2014

Vaping – Electronic Cigarettes Clouds of vapor soon swirled over the their heads, then vanished like ghosts. This is the world of vaping — puffing on inhalers sometimes known as electronic cigarettes or vape pens. The devices use small batteries to heat a flavored liquid until it produces a vapor. The liquid may contain varying […]

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Justin Bieber was reportedly questioned at Los Angeles International Airport

by baladmin | April 26, 2014

Justin Bieber was reportedly questioned at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, E! News reports. The Canadian pop star was flying back from Japan and was questioned by customs officials upon his return, according to X17. As TMZ points out, “We’re told it’s standard ops for anyone with a record like Bieber’s — and doesn’t […]

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