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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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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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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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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Could 2 Simple Questions Determine Alcoholism?

by baladmin | July 9, 2014

Recently a test was conducted among 61 test subjects to determine if there is a simple way to determine if someone has a problem with alcoholism. There is much interest in ultra-short alcohol screening for primary care inpatient rehabs that treat alcoholism. Brief screening consisting of one or two questions is thought to be useful […]

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David Cassidy Says, I Am an Alcoholic

by baladmin | June 10, 2014

David Cassidy talks to Piers Morgan about his regret and fight against alcoholism. David Cassidy says,”It’s very humbling and also humiliating”. David Cassidy was ordered to 90 days of rehab and 5 years probation following his last DUI offense in Florida.  At 63 years of age, David Cassidy, a television legend and entertainment icon is […]

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Sum 41 Front Man in Hospital from Alcoholism

by baladmin | May 23, 2014

Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley announced that he is being treated in the hospital after alcoholism “finally caught up” with him. Collapsed Liver & Kidney from Alcohol Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 hospitalized for collapsed liver and kidney. ‘If I have one drink the docs say I will die’ Deryck wrote on his site […]

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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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Alcohol Free Bars? Yes!

by baladmin | April 11, 2014

Just when you think you have heard it all… well you may have not heard this:  In the United Kingdom, alcohol free bars are starting to open up. Many of these bars are supported by charities in an effort to fight alcohol abuse. People Who Drink Alcohol Are changing According to Sky News the attitudes […]

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