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 Pills Now Harder to Get

by baladmin | January 26, 2015

On Monday new federal rules moved prescription drug medication containing hydrocodone into a stricter drug class. The most abused pain killers that include hydrocodone include Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco. These drugs account for more prescriptions than any other drug, with more than 130 million filled each year. Some of the rules that are now in […]

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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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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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Generation Painkiller? Yes.

by baladmin | June 20, 2014

According to the DailyMail, Sophia, who lives with her parents in Barnet, North London, is part of Generation Painkiller, the phrase coined after a recent report found a third of all 18 to 24-year-olds in the UK take over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication daily. Deaths related to codeine have tripled since 2001. When these young adults […]

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Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Between 2005 and 2012

by baladmin | May 13, 2014

In a national survey, the number of people who admitted to using heroin in the past year nearly doubled between 2005 and 2012, from 380,000 to 670,000, according to Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Pain Med Addiction Prelude to Heroin Addiction “Heroin provides a similar high as prescription opioid,” […]

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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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Young Adults & Addiction to Pain Meds

by baladmin | January 17, 2014

Young Adults Increase Pain Med Use Addiction to pain pills has seriously increased among young adults over the last five years. The abuse of Oxycontin and other Opiates has resulted in many  young adult visits to the hospital emergency room in addition to untimely deaths. Pain pills are the more popular drug among young people […]

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Painless Detox-First Step in Rehab

by baladmin | January 15, 2013

The first step in the recovery process for some clients is detox. Detoxification of the drugs and alcohol in a painless and comfortable way is the optimum way to begin a new addiction treatment rehab program at Balboa Horizons. When our patient first arrives, we will assess his or her situation and then begin the […]

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