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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Selecting A Therapist Post-Rehab

by baladmin | February 24, 2016

Many people who complete addiction rehab programs continue their recovery process in therapy. Working with a therapist post-treatment allows one the opportunity to continue combing through triggers and build upon strengths. One benefit of rehab is that a therapist that specializes in chemical addiction and co-occurring disorders is assigned to you. When you return home […]

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Balboa Horizons is Hiring: Support Staff

by baladmin | December 15, 2015

Balboa Horizons loves its clients and its team. Our support staff members play a large role in the addiction recovery of our clients. They are with them 24/7, supporting them through the highs and lows of addiction recovery. Serving in the treatment field requires balance of clinical expertise, inner strength and compassion. If you think […]

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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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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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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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Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

by baladmin | August 2, 2014

What is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking is dangerous and can be just as detrimental as daily alcoholic drinking. Binge drinking is measured as the consumption of at least five drinks in a row for men and four drinks in a row for women. In the past decade large scale studies have been conducted regarding the […]

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People Suffering from Anxiety Increased 400% Since 1988

by baladmin | June 2, 2014

Anxiety is a natural emotion designed to warn us and keep us safe or prepare us to take action. However, when anxiety becomes persistent and seemingly uncontrollable it becomes overwhelming. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third […]

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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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