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How Addiction to Love or Sex is Similar to Addiction to Drugs

An addiction to love sounds good, right? After all, love and physical intimacy provide some of the most satisfying experiences in life. But addiction to love or sex can be destructive in ways similar to other types of addiction, reports sex therapist Alexandra Katehakis in PsychCentral.Recovery Ranch Tennessee can help treat process addictions, like love …

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The Brain Chemistry of Addiction

Many people don’t understand addiction. They think it’s a choice or a weakness when it’s a disease. And like any disease, it has symptoms and underlying causes. This post will explore the brain chemistry of addiction: how it starts, progresses, and can be treated with addiction therapy programs.Addiction and the BrainAddiction is a brain disease. …

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Does PTSD Make It Difficult to Get a Job?

Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the image of veterans returning from war. After living through some of the most intense, emotionally exhausting times of their lives, many vets return mentally scarred. Unfortunately, the civilian life they return to doesn’t match the pace or camaraderie they were used to in the military, making …

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Adderall Abuse Can Lead to a Heart Attack

For people with attention disorders, Adderall can provide significant relief. The drug helps people focus and direct their energy into productive activities. However, many people abuse the drug as a study aid or for its perceived energetic effects. When someone begins abusing Adderall, they take it against prescription directions or even without a prescription. After …

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Nutritional Support for People with Depression

What you eat can impact how you feel. When you eat a healthy, nourishing diet, your body and mind can perform at their peak function. When your diet is rich in foods high in sugar and unhealthy fat, your body and mind cannot perform well. You risk hormone and chemical imbalances that can affect your …

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Understanding the Role of Heredity in Depression

From red-haired curls to big blue eyes, certain characteristics run in families. But not every inherited trait is as harmless as hair color. Some families struggle with a darker legacy: depression. People who live with this disorder aren’t just blue; they often feel hopeless, helpless, and, in the most serious cases, suicidal. The symptoms of …

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Eye Movement Therapy: A Treatment for Addiction

Much of what addicts experience when they enter a rehabilitation facility or a support group is done simply because it has always been done. Too often, addiction treatments are grounded in philosophies and personal beliefs rather than research, facts, and success rates. In psychology and psychiatry, on the other hand, many treatments and techniques used …

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Those in recovery often have trouble sleeping, which can be annoying and jeopardize sobriety. When you’re sleep-deprived, you don’t function at your optimum level. It can be challenging to make good decisions, maintain focus and stick to your sobriety goals. There is a solution to the troubles of insomnia. At The Ranch Tennessee, we have …

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The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

The evolution of addiction treatment programs has been drastic. Decades ago, people struggling with addiction were believed to be morally degenerate, and the process of “treating” their addiction often amounted to little more than torture. Until research showed that addiction was a treatable disease of the brain, many people were also given prison sentences or …

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