How to Make Rehab a Success

by baladmin | October 16, 2014

Going to Rehab The good news is that you have decided to enter a treatment program for your addiction. The bad news — is that you have decided to enter a treatment program for addiction. This was probably not an easy decision to make and is truly a double edged sward. The fact that you […]

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Kentucky Leads The Way To Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

by baladmin | September 26, 2014

E-Cigarettes are the latest craze and people are passionate about the debate as to whether or not they harm anyone. In a previous post we called attention to studies being conducted that support that e-cigarettes can be a trigger or gateway to other addictions. Just when Kentuckians thought they had found a way to legally […]

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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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Tobacco Addiction-Who Smokes?

by baladmin | August 8, 2014

How would you like to get your teeth brown; your breath to smell; subject yourself to heart disease, cancer, and stroke; and pay only $8.30 for the privilege? Of course we are referring to cigarette smoking, although other tobacco products such as tobacco chewing and cigars present comparable risks. Most of us know the risks […]

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Old Friends & Recovery

by baladmin | January 23, 2014

Returning Home After Treatment When I got home from being in treatment my friends came by to welcome me home. They said I should celebrate the fact that I got through it. Celebrate for me and my friends means some beer, pot and whatever else we can get. At least that is what it used to mean. […]

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Addiction Treatment for Men in California

by baladmin | September 26, 2012

Designed specifically for men, Balboa Horizons addiction treatment programs offers features beyond what every treatment center does. Our program offers an environment that promotes openness and acceptance and a treatment model that combines the latest in evidence-based addiction medicine and clinical intervention with an immersion in Twelve-Step practices. Balboa Horizons is private, confidential, friendly and professional program comprised […]

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Treating Women Who Abuse Ecstasy

by baladmin | June 20, 2012

Ecstacy Treatment Program for Women at Balboa Horizons Ecstasy is the common street name for a synthetic, psychoactive drug called MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine). MDMA has both stimulant and hallucinogenic effects and produces feelings of euphoria, increased energy and altered reality. Ecstasy is one of many dangerous and habit-forming substances known as “club drugs.” It has long […]

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Heroin Treatment Program for Women at Balboa Horizons

by baladmin | May 22, 2012

Heroin Treatment Program for Women at Balboa Horizons Heroin addiction is a rapidly growing problem among women of all ages. Whether she is the successful career woman looking to manage stress, the young adult looking for a good time or the working mother looking to relieve anxiety, many report being drawn to this potent opiate […]

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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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