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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How to Stop Using Drugs When You’ve Been Using Every Day

by Balboa Horizons | April 3, 2018

How to stop using drugs when you’ve been using every day. Whether you are taking prescription medication or using illicit drugs every day you may have tried to stop using on your own at some point. Drugs in most forms take their toll on individuals often leaving them without hope and with the same symptoms […]

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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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Pain Management Without Drugs: Managing Pain in Sobriety

by baladmin | November 19, 2014

Chronic pain Can Lead to Drug Dependency Chronic pain can be the starting point in long-term opiate abuse, and can lead many into a devastating and dark battle with addiction. The problem with chronic pain is once someone seeks help for an addiction and gets clean and sober, the pain doesn’t necessarily go away. This is why […]

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Heroin Accident? Google Executive Dead of Heroin Overdose

by baladmin | October 21, 2014

Overdose and Manslaughter Charges Following Heroin Use Yesterday the San Jose Mercury News reported on the preliminary trial that took place regarding the accidental heroin overdose of Google Executive Forrest Hayes. Aren’t most heroin overdoses an accident? Perhaps with the exception of people who intentionally want to commit suicide, most—if not all heroin overdoses are […]

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Dad of Actor Dies From Aids Due To Heroin Addiction

by baladmin | October 6, 2014

We read a lot today about the heroin epidemic in America, but heroin abuse is now a world wide problem. In Dublin, Ireland heroin addiction is also leaving devastation in its path. According to Style Celebrity News, Laurence Kinlan who plays Elmo on the popular series Love/Hate lost his Dad when he was ten years […]

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Should Parents of College Students Be Informed of Heroin Addiction?

by baladmin | September 30, 2014

The heroin epidemic is gaining more and more attention as noted in our previous blogs. Another heroin overdose of a college student in Massachusetts is getting national exposure, due to the circumstances surrounding the death. Not only was the college student a heroin addict, but he was also an active informant for the school. The […]

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New York City Officers Will Now Carry Heroin Antidote

by baladmin | August 28, 2014

As part of the 23 bills passed in New York City to combat heroin and opiate addiction, one effort allows police officers to now carry Naloxone, the anti-overdose medication. The cost for this program is $1.2 million dollars and paid for by the New York State attorney general’s office. The anti-overdose program provides 19,500 Naloxone […]

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23 Bills Passed To Tackle the Heroin Opioid Epidemic

by baladmin | August 18, 2014

Heroin can be snorted, smoked or injected. Mexican black tar heroin is usually injected (once dissolved) or smoked because of its consistency. “I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralizing pain. It transforms a tight, white fist into a gentle, brown wave. From my first inhalation fifteen years ago it fumigated […]

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Heroin Task Force Listens to Testimonies

by baladmin | May 15, 2014

People Talk About Heroin & Opiate Addiction Family’s, doctors and addicts share their stories of battling with opiate/heroin addiction at the New York Senate Opiate Heroin Task Force Roundtable.  The Heroin Task Force will use the information obtained in these discussions to strengthen their criminal justice laws and develop recommendations on ways to address this […]

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