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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Negative Effects of Substance Abuse on the Body

by Balboa Horizons | October 5, 2017

Substance abuse is hard on the wallet, the brain, the spirit, and the body. The human body will not sustain the poison of substance abuse. While the high is temporary, the effects can be lasting. The harmful effects of substance abuse overtime can kill. It is imperative if someone who is using drugs that they […]

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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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How to Avoid a Relapse in Recovery-HALT!

by baladmin | July 7, 2014

Sobriety is a way of life, and staying sober, happy and content is going to require diligence and effort. But let’s face it, before we got sober we would usually put a lot of effort into obtaining our drug of choice. If we are able to attend rehab for a minimum of 90 days or […]

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Carl Pelini Accused Of Marijuana And Cocaine Use

by baladmin | November 5, 2013

The head coach of Florida Atlantic University’s football team resigned after allegations of marijuana and cocaine use. Two individuals came forward claiming they each witnessed Coach Carl Pelini use the illicit substances. One is Matt Edwards, the defensive line and special teams’ coach at Florida Atlantic University, or FAU. Edwards also served as the assistant […]

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FDA Changes Regulation Of Painkillers

by baladmin | October 30, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on changing the regulations on prescription narcotic painkillers. For years pharmaceutically manufactured versions of opiates, created to mimic the effects of heroin, codeine, and morphine, have lead to thousands of premature and preventable deaths. Without a complete understanding of what these highly-addictive painkillers are really doing to […]

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Fashion Designer Kitson Begins Making Prescription Drug Clothing

by baladmin | September 24, 2013

Substance abuse is a major problem in the United States, and around the world, that is being deemed “cool” by nearly every form of popular culture. Singers, rappers, writers, and people in the spotlight are reinforcing the problem and almost encouraging substance abuse through song lyrics, television and movie characters, and even through their own […]

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Learned Helplessness And It’s Connection To Substance Abuse

by baladmin | September 19, 2013

Learned helplessness is a term used to explain why a college student still brings his or her laundry home for mom to wash. If your mother continuously did your laundry for you, and she is okay with you bringing it home for her to do, what’s the problem? Origin of Learned Helplessness In 1965, scientist […]

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