The Time and Place to Say “I’m Sober”

by baladmin | January 2, 2016

Whether or not you share with people that you’re sober from drug and alcohol addiction is a personal choice. Some people believe that their recovery is a part of their identity and choose to wear their story on their sleeve. These people candidly joke, “I don’t drink. I am allergic to alcohol. I break out […]

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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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Social Media in Early Addiction Recovery

by baladmin | September 1, 2015

Social media is an incredible tool for self-expression and connection. However, the process of recovery often reveals a new self with different values and interests. The simple act of logging in to Facebook and seeing old photos and friends can bring up painful memories. Taking steps forward in a new way of life while messages […]

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Understanding the Millennial Generation

by baladmin | May 5, 2014

Only 54% of Millennials are Employed One in four young adults between 18 and 34 years old (millennials) say they have moved back in with their parents after living on their own and according to the Pew Research Center, only 54% of American adults ages 18 to 25 are currently employed, the lowest percentage since […]

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