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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Selecting A Therapist Post-Rehab

by baladmin | February 24, 2016

Many people who complete addiction rehab programs continue their recovery process in therapy. Working with a therapist post-treatment allows one the opportunity to continue combing through triggers and build upon strengths. One benefit of rehab is that a therapist that specializes in chemical addiction and co-occurring disorders is assigned to you. When you return home […]

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Dissociative Disorder and Addiction

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The reason why people abuse drugs and alcohol varies. Currently, quite a bit of research points to trauma leading to chemical dependency. Trauma is a painful experience that shocks the body. This can be neglect from a caregiver as a child, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing a death or engaging in combat. When an individual […]

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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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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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Does the Moon Affect our Behavior?

by baladmin | September 25, 2015

According to a University of New Orleans study, 81% of mental health professionals believe that the cycles of the moon affect human behavior. In 1987, the Journal of Emergency Medicine claimed to find that 80% of randomly selected nurses and 64% of doctors in emergency rooms believed that lunar cycles affect mental health. As well, […]

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Family Recovery Meetings

by baladmin | September 3, 2015

Has your life been affected by someone’s alcohol or drug abuse? Are you confused about what to do about it?  Are you tired of walking on eggshells? Balboa Horizons offers a solution…  Family Recovery Meetings  You can start exploring the process of recovery in our weekly Family Recovery Meetings. These meetings are designed for families AND those that […]

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10 Reasons to Consider a Long Term Drug Rehab

by baladmin | November 21, 2014

Long term drug Rehab Consistently Yields Better Results Recovery is a program of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual development. For many individuals who began using drugs and alcohol around the age of 13-15, their intellectual and emotional growth is interrupted. Transformation takes time, and like the addiction, does not happen overnight. When clinically appropriate, we […]

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Opiate Overdose Now More Common than Dying in a Car Crash

by baladmin | September 18, 2014

Dr. Sanjay Guptah at CNN reported that today’s typical heroin addict starts using at age 23 and is more likely to live in the affluent suburbs and was likely unwittingly led to heroin through painkillers prescribed by his or her doctor. Last year, the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte spent time trying to better understand […]

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Watching TV Is Bad for Our Health

by baladmin | July 24, 2014

Television & Heart Disease Many Americans favorite pastime is watching television. However, the more time we spend in front of the television, the more likely we will die at an early age. For over 6 years, Dunstan and colleagues followed 8,800 adults with no prior history of heart disease. The researchers found that the people […]

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