Tag Archives: Orange County

What Do I Bring to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

Choosing to admit yourself to rehab is a huge decision. This time of transition is a stressful one, but it shouldn’t have to be! Wherever you choose to start your recovery, your treatment center is committed to making this period of change as easy and comfortable as possible. They’ll take the guesswork out of things […]

Family Support Programs for Addiction

When a loved one is mired in active addiction, it’s natural for their family to think that inpatient rehab alone will get them on the road to recovery. While it is true that inpatient treatment is a wise and effective step, it is just the beginning of a long, difficult journey. All too often, recovering […]

Benefits of 12 Step Rehab

Around 74 percent of rehab facilities incorporate 12 step methods into well-rounded treatment programs. The 12 step model was created when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935. The two founders were a physician and a would-be lawyer who was too intoxicated to pick up his diploma from law school. Both men stayed sober for the […]

How Addiction Affects Men and Women: Gender Specific Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse can affect anyone, but the individual circumstances surrounding addiction and recovery can vary significantly between individuals and groups. Gender is one factor that can make a big difference in addiction and recovery. Because women and men process substances differently, use drugs for different reasons and encounter different problems during recovery, gender specific treatment […]

How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Addiction

Supporting a friend or loved one through addiction and recovery can be challenging, both mentally and emotionally. Here are a few important suggestions on how to support a loved one struggling with addiction without subjecting yourself to more emotional trauma. Understand the Disease of Addiction Regardless of the addiction, many of the signs and symptoms […]

The Best Thing To Do When Things Fall Apart

People who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction have a way of getting themselves in overwhelming situations, i.e. without a home, needing a job or in jail. Losing friendships and relationships can also be overwhelming experiences. Whether you are experiencing these things or feeling overwhelmed by someone that is, there is one thing you can […]

11 Things To Do and Eat in O.C.

  Orange County, California is not only an excellent place to get sober, it’s a fantastic place to visit. Each month, Balboa Horizons invites our clients’ loved ones to participate in our Family Program. Over the course of four days, family members learn to identify and address the problems they are facing and develop solutions […]

What Happens at a Family Recovery Meeting

For those new to recovery the idea of taking an hour out of ones day to attend a recovery meeting sounds like a total downer. Who would want to listen to other people talk about their problems? Funny thing is, a lot of people find it incredibly effective in helping tthemselves emotionally and supporting their family […]

Autism and Addiction

Characteristics of autism are difficulties with social interactions, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. People who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction tend to also struggle with social anxiety, mood disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Some researchers are asking if those with autism use drugs and alcohol in order to help relieve […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been used to treat those struggling with addictions, self-harm and borderline personality disorder. Many clients in addiction rehabs battle all three. One common denominator in them is the struggle in handling intense emotions. Someone with borderline personality disorder may become angry and in the effort to calm themselves use drugs […]