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Sobering Center: A Place of Recovery and Hope

What Is a Sobering Center? A sobering center helps individuals who need immediate detox support. Sobering programs provide short-term care for people experiencing the effects of acute drug or alcohol intoxication.1 Sobering programs are a safe, supervised alternative to jail or emergency rooms. A sobering center commonly provides individuals with a safe

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Culture, Stigma & Silence: How Substance Use Impacts Families

by Karina Gertsikov, CLAS Champion Ambassador, Palm Ave Detox As a Horizon Services CLAS Champion, I want to shed light on a deeply personal issue: the impact of addiction on the loved ones of those struggling with it, particularly within minority cultures. Individuals immersed in addiction often become disconnected from

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A Day in the Life: A Project Eden SUD Prevention Specialist

Paul helps youth explore and identify behavior and attitudes towards substance use through active listening and reflective questions. Paul, a Prevention Specialist (PS) with Horizon Services’ Project Eden, pulls into the high school parking lot early Monday morning. Among his tools are his skills; trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing; and various

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Palm Avenue Detox: Patient Experience

In the realm of healthcare services, client satisfaction plays a pivotal role in assessing the effectiveness and quality of care provided. A comprehensive client survey system serves as a valuable tool for evaluating various aspects of service delivery and identifying areas for improvement. The recent analysis of client survey data

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Vista Research

Vista Research Group Horizon Treatment Services partners with Vista Research on Measurement Based Care (MBC)  Read the Letter from Horizon Treatment Services CEO, Jaime Campos Enjoy this video with Joanna Conti, President and CEO of Vista Research Group, Inc.

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Better Outcomes? Yes, please!

Horizon Treatment Services partners with Vista Research on Measurement Based Care (MBC) By Jaime Campos, CEO Who’s on board with maximizing our client outcomes? We are!!  Allow us to introduce to you measurement-based care (MBC), a practice of basing clinical care on client data collected during treatment. MBC is an

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Substance Use + Mental Health in Youth and Young Adults

Substance Use + Mental Health in Youth and Young Adults By Rochelle U. Collins, ASW, MAAssociate Director of Outpatient & Prevention ServicesHorizon Treatment Services Although most youth are in good health, some youths are at an increased risk for behaviors that can lead to poor health outcomes, such as high-risk

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Evidence-Based Mental Health Recovery

Evidence-Based Mental Health Recovery “Responding to life’s challenges instead of reacting negatively to situations are the principals upon which One New Heart Beat was developed.” Waynette BrockCEO, One New Heartbeat Horizon is excited to announce a new partnership with One New Heartbeat, a 501C3 non-profit organization specializing in Mental Health

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“Beat” Meth

“Beat” Meth The acuity of the methamphetamine epidemic is highly visible in emergency departments. Did you know that Methamphetamine is the second leading cause of overdose death in America after opioids? More than 29,000 Americans die every month of non-cocaine psychostimulant overdose, and methamphetamine addiction is becoming more frequent among

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Developing Our Workforce

Developing Our Workforce Jen Slusser-MacTernan, Director of Outreach and Talent Development Horizon Treatment Services has been steadily implementing improved training for staff – one of many initiatives derived from an Employee Engagement Survey last year. The evidence-based practices our counselors use lead with compassionate, trauma-informed support and responses with our

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Doing Justice with Smoking Cessation

Doing Justice with Smoking Cessation “People with substance use disorder (SUD) smoke cigarettes at a rate more than twice that of the general population.” – (Saloner et al., 2023) Anna Phillips, Chief Program Officer Cigarette smoking has decreased by 9% over the last decade (Saloner et al, 2023). One group of

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The Horizon Services CLAS Committee

A Note from Jen Slusser MacTernan, Horizon’s CLAS Committee Leader on Equity for BIPOC and LGBTQ The CLAS Committee meets monthly to explore important topics tied to the national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards. Drug addiction is a…

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Celebrating Black History Month

Dr. Martin Luther King said it best and reminds us that at Horizon, our work truly does ‘uplift humanity.’ It has great dignity and importance and must therefore be undertaken with painstaking excellence!

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