5 Ways Sober Living Environments Will Increase Long-Term Recovery

by Balboa Horizons | March 17, 2017

Sober Living Environments Increase Long-Term Recovery The transition between the life of an addict, to life in treatment, to a new sober life outside of treatment can be jarring. Just simply for the fact that so much has happened in a relatively short period of time. Your whole life has changed – for the better. […]

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Addiction and Boundaries

by baladmin | August 20, 2015

Developing boundaries in relationships is an important part of addiction recovery. Boundaries distinguish an individuals emotions and needs from another. Often, people in recovery struggle with anxiety that causes them to avoid voicing their discomfort. As well, when a person is unfamiliar with their own emotional and physical boundaries they are not aware of them […]

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How to Get the Most out of Therapy

by baladmin | August 13, 2015

Sometimes therapy can feel like a carousel ride. You show-up. Pay a quarter. Have a seat. Take a spin around the mind. Return in a week. Do it all over again. What you may not be aware of is that the carousel ride on the couch is not the main attraction. What happens between the […]

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New Year New Life

by baladmin | January 8, 2014

The new year ushers in all sorts of ideas to improve ourselves and begin again. Not withstanding, a choice to pursue a sober life is probably one of the most important resolutions we can ever make for ourselves. At Balboa Horizons we are fortunate to witness the miracles that result when our clients decide to […]

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Famous Addicts: Stories From Sober Celebrities

by baladmin | October 22, 2013

Our society idolizes celebrities, so it’s really nice to see famous actresses and performers taking care of themselves. The next generation, in the United States in particular, looks to those in the public eye for advice in almost every aspect of life, from what to wear to how to behave. It is sad to see […]

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5 Tips For Staying Sober

by baladmin | September 19, 2013

Drugs and alcohol may have had a hold on your life before, but with these 5 tips for staying sober, and with a new choice of lifestyle, you will never again be under the control of harmful substances and behaviors.  1. Adopt Complete Abstinence Commit to a life that does not include the use of […]

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Lindsay Lohan is Sober!

by baladmin | August 17, 2013

Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab and sat down to talk to Oprah Winfrey about her addiction. Lindsay is one of countless famous addicts. She is clean and sober right now, unlike many others who stay addicted, or who lose their lives to drugs and alcohol. Her Story Lindsay Lohan has been to rehab six […]

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Partially Sober Green Day

by baladmin | August 16, 2013

Rock stars and drug abuse. Sadly they tend to go hand-in-hand, and Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong is another example. In September 2012, Billie had a breakdown while on stage with his band at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas. He has since come out to candidly talk about his experience with addiction and […]

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Rehab 101: Staying Sober

by baladmin | August 15, 2013

Just like kindergarten lays the groundwork and sets you up for grade school, and grade school sets you up for high school, rehab sets you up for a life of recovery and a chance at staying sober. In school, the goal is essentially to learn how to learn. Subjects like math and english offer various […]

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