Breathwork for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | March 30, 2016

Drugs and alcohol are not the source of the problem for an addict. The inability to feel and weather the pains of human emotion are. An addict runs from these emotions by numbing through drugs, alcohol, food and disassociation. Recovery is a process of incorporating many tools in order to help an individual get through […]

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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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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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95% of Alcoholics Have Hypoglycemia

by baladmin | September 16, 2014

Studies have shown that most alcoholics suffer from Hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar, or when our bodies do not have enough sugar to use as fuel. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered low, and blood sugar at or below this level can harm us. […]

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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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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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