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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Medications for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | April 7, 2016

The initial treatment for drug and alcohol addiction traditionally includes medication. The individual symptoms a person is experiencing will determine the type of pharmaceutical and/or supplement prescribed. Here are a few of the most popular types of medications that treat addictions and their co-occurring disorders: Antidepressants Many who struggle with addiction also battle depression. Antidepressants […]

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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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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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Doing the Holidays In Recovery

by baladmin | November 10, 2015

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for all families, but especially for those affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Often there are many unresolved wounds that come up when engaging with one another. When it comes to the holidays it’s important to remember that everyone who shows up wants to build connection in […]

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Engaging in Social Media with Healthy Boundaries

by baladmin | September 8, 2015

It can be difficult to engage in social media in early addiction recovery. Last week we outlined some tools to alleviate the initial anxiety (see article here.) Going forward you’ll need to decide how you’re going to engage with people online while maintaining healthy boundaries. To start, a good question to ask yourself is how […]

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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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September is Recovery Month

by baladmin | September 14, 2012

Balboa Horizons proudly supports National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible! Recovery Month spreads the positive […]

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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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