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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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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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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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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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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Anonymous People Film

by baladmin | February 14, 2014

The many faces of addiction, check it out! Anonymous People Film THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The Anonymous People – Official Film Trailer from Greg Williams on Vimeo. Kristen Johnston Kristen is a celebrated actress […]

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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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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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