Breathwork for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | March 30, 2016

Drugs and alcohol are not the source of the problem for an addict. The inability to feel and weather the pains of human emotion are. An addict runs from these emotions by numbing through drugs, alcohol, food and disassociation. Recovery is a process of incorporating many tools in order to help an individual get through […]

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Dissociative Disorder and Addiction

by baladmin | February 24, 2016

The reason why people abuse drugs and alcohol varies. Currently, quite a bit of research points to trauma leading to chemical dependency. Trauma is a painful experience that shocks the body. This can be neglect from a caregiver as a child, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing a death or engaging in combat. When an individual […]

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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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Movement Therapies for Addiction

by baladmin | November 6, 2015

Traditionally, addiction has been treated with psychotherapy. Newly developed therapies called movement therapies are proving to be incredibly beneficial. Movement therapy can include dancing, yoga, tai chi, etc… this therapy model addresses both the psychological and the physiological health of a person. Physically our autonomic nervous system (ANS) remembers everything we feel, hear, see and […]

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What is Trauma Therapy?

by baladmin | September 15, 2015

Many of our clients with chemical addictions struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Over 50% of those who struggle with PTSD self-medicate with alcohol, 30% use drugs. Somatic therapy is one of the best ways to help those suffering from PTSD. The word somatic comes from the Greek word “soma” which means living body. […]

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How does Psychological Trauma affect Addiction?

by baladmin | July 28, 2014

Trauma, which means “wound” in Greek, is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds a person’s ability to cope with or process the emotions as a result of that experience. A traumatic event can involve one experience or repeated traumatic events which leave a person with a sense of being overwhelmed. […]

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Undiagnosed Trauma Can Fuel Addiction

by baladmin | May 27, 2014

Undiagnosed Trauma & Self Medicating The dually diagnosed client is a person who is suffering from one or more mental illnesses while at the same time being actively involved in a substance abuse addiction. Trauma is a debilitating mental illness and is similar to the experience of PTSD. In an effort to alleviate the suffering, […]

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Women & Trauma-Treatment-Recovery

by baladmin | July 28, 2011

Women & Trauma in Recovery Trauma experienced in women’s life can have life altering-long term effects that can result in addictions. Some trauma can be experienced once, and also repeatedly in a women’s life. The psychiatric definition of “trauma” is “an event outside of normal human experience.” Trauma generally leaves a woman feeling powerless, helpless, […]

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California Addiction Treatment for Women | Drug Rehab for Women Only

by baladmin | January 20, 2011

California Addiction Treatment for Women Drug Rehab for Women Only: “Research indicates higher rates of drug abuse and alcohol addiction or the tendency to self-medicate in women who have experienced traumatic events. Balboa Horizons specializes in personalized approaches that promote deep healing from trauma, chemical dependency and co-occurring/ dual diagnosis disorders commonly associated or PTSD.”

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Affordable Compassionate Rehab for Women

by baladmin | November 8, 2010

Balboa Horizons is the only licensed addiction treatment center in Newport Beach, California. Located on Balboa Island, across the street from the beach, it is the perfect climate, location and treatment for the woman who wants to be restored and embrace healing. With special emphasis treatment modalities for trauma, dual diagnosis, alcoholism and addiction treatment […]

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