Desperate for Something Different

by Balboa Horizons | February 20, 2019

Sometimes life just sucks. I was desperate for something different. I grew up in a broken home, with a schizophrenic mom. As far as I can remember I was always asking myself why can’t I be like others. By others, I mean having both parents in the home and a mother that either didn’t have […]

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Kratom Withdrawal Timeline

by Balboa Horizons | February 6, 2018

Kratom Withdrawal Timeline: What to Expect The Kratom withdrawal timeline can be similar, though less intense than that of an opiate withdrawal. Kratom withdrawal largely is dependent upon the user and how much they have been consuming. For those who frequently use Kratom, it can be challenging to stop, especially after consuming large doses. The […]

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Medications for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | April 7, 2016

The initial treatment for drug and alcohol addiction traditionally includes medication. The individual symptoms a person is experiencing will determine the type of pharmaceutical and/or supplement prescribed. Here are a few of the most popular types of medications that treat addictions and their co-occurring disorders: Antidepressants Many who struggle with addiction also battle depression. Antidepressants […]

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Dual Diagnosis: How Treatment Can Help

by baladmin | January 19, 2015

What is a dual diagnosis? A dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, exists when a person has mental illness issues along with substance abuse problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders How is it treated? While medication support can be a useful tool in […]

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Major Depressive Disorder

by baladmin | June 26, 2014

Major Depressive Disorder is a serious mental illness that will often times accompany an addiction resulting in a dual diagnosis. People who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder exhibit the following features based on the American Psychiatric Association. Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) The person has 5 or more of the following symptoms […]

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