Tag Archives: Rehab

Processing Anger in Addiction Recovery

Anger is a common human emotion; just like excitement, fear, sadness, frustration and jealousy. However, anger is one the most taboo feelings. Often, when anger is avoided and suppressed it causes further stress and sometimes addictions. Alcohol, drugs and food are commonly used to suppress emotions. What many of us fail to understand is that […]

Understanding Sex Addiction

Maybe you’ve heard the statement, “Everyone is addicted to something.” Clinically, in order for something to be classified an addiction it has to impair day to day functioning. Meaning it negatively impacts a persons relationships, work, finances and health. Sex is one form of addiction that is gaining more exposure. It is estimated that as […]

Balboa Horizons loves its team!

Balboa Horizons loves its team! Each month we hold an employee appreciation lunch to recognize our exceptional staff. This past September we honored Brian Carrington, one of our outstanding case managers. As well as Tara Falco and and Zach Zipse from our support staff. Case managers coach our clients through all aspects of their treatment. […]

Does the Moon Affect our Behavior?

According to a University of New Orleans study, 81% of mental health professionals believe that the cycles of the moon affect human behavior. In 1987, the Journal of Emergency Medicine claimed to find that 80% of randomly selected nurses and 64% of doctors in emergency rooms believed that lunar cycles affect mental health. As well, […]

What is Trauma Therapy?

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. […]

Addiction and Boundaries

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 […]