FAQ’s About Recovery Meeting

by baladmin | December 8, 2015

Q: How do addiction recovery meetings help? A: Meetings help in a many ways. For one, it helps people to see they are not alone. Often the disease of addiction is filled with shame so the person struggling and their family feel isolated in their struggle. Meetings are a place to anonymously connect with people […]

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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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Doing the Holidays In Recovery

by baladmin | November 10, 2015

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for all families, but especially for those affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Often there are many unresolved wounds that come up when engaging with one another. When it comes to the holidays it’s important to remember that everyone who shows up wants to build connection in […]

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California Fire Department Tracks College Students Alcohol Incidents

by baladmin | September 2, 2014

Alcohol Emergency Calls Place Overload on City Resources UC Berkley students who like to drink alcohol placed an excessive amount of alcohol related emergency calls to the Berkley Fire Department on August 25, 2014. Starting at about 11 p.m. that evening,  the Berkley Fire Department received 16 emergency calls from the campus, 12 of which […]

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Alcohol-Myths & Facts

by baladmin | August 6, 2014

Alcohol holds a special but complicated place in our society. A brightly colored Cosmopolitan is the drink of choice for the glamorous characters on Sex and the City. James Bond prefers his martini—shaken—not stirred—to unwind after taking out a villain. Weddings would not be the same without a champagne toast by the best man and […]

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September is Recovery Month

by baladmin | September 14, 2012

Balboa Horizons proudly supports National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible! Recovery Month spreads the positive […]

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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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Alcoholism Treatment Program for Women at Balboa Horizons

by baladmin | April 4, 2012

Alcoholism Treatment Program for Women at Balboa Horizons Alcoholism is a disease that has long been associated with men. Social expectations of women feed the misconception that females do not experience alcohol-related problems to the extent that men do. In reality, about one-third of all alcoholics are women and the disease actually develops quicker in […]

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Merry Christmas & A Healthy New Year!

by baladmin | December 20, 2011

Christmas is a time of giving thanks and remembering our fellow human beings. We are grateful for all of the women who have had the courage to walk through the doors of Balboa Horizons and realize whole new ways of living. We wish all of them and you a wonderful safe Holiday Season! —-Balboa Horizons

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California Addiction Treatment for Women | Drug Rehab for Women Only

by baladmin | January 20, 2011

California Addiction Treatment for Women Drug Rehab for Women Only: “Research indicates higher rates of drug abuse and alcohol addiction or the tendency to self-medicate in women who have experienced traumatic events. Balboa Horizons specializes in personalized approaches that promote deep healing from trauma, chemical dependency and co-occurring/ dual diagnosis disorders commonly associated or PTSD.”

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