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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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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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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America’s Addiction to Opiates

by baladmin | July 22, 2014

Americans don’t like to feel pain, as our addiction to Opiate Pain Medication supports. Teens, Young Adults and Seniors are filling our emergency rooms with overdoses to Opiates. How Does Addiction Start? Teen surveys have consistently found that the family is fundamental to keeping children away from tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. Teen drug abuse […]

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Parent or Buddy?

by baladmin | March 20, 2014

Toughest Role–Being a Parent At Balboa Horizons we understand the difficulty for parents who need to exercise “tough love” with their young adult children. Having a child who is also a celebrity creates an even greater challenge for parents to resist the urge to be their child’s buddy. It’s easy to be a friend, it […]

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Western University Scientists Discover An Opiate Addiction Switch In The Brain

by baladmin | October 2, 2013

Opiate addiction can happen quickly and when it does, the person is rendered powerless of the drug, be it heroin, morphine, codeine, or a pharmaceutical version, like Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, Percocet, or Opana. Learning how opiates affect the brain can help determine appropriate prevention, education, intervention, and treatment measures so that the millions of people […]

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A Chance to Change

by baladmin | August 20, 2013

“Super flu”, “evening”, and “a la canona” all refer to the onset of heroin withdrawal symptoms. To put it lightly, the experience is unpleasant and people who make it through never want to endure the pain and discomfort again. People who have been using opiates, like heroin, morphine, codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and other opioids, […]

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