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Month: March 2012

Treating Emotional Trauma in Drug Rehab

The term emotional trauma was once associated only with men who had lived through the ravages of war. In more recent years, the term has been expanded to include women and children and the detrimental effects of stressful events which lead to physical and/or emotional damage. Sexual or physical abuse and childhood neglect are common …

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Gambling Addictions on the Rise

According to a recent online story, the U.S. gambling industry has grown tenfold since 1975 and now we also have online gambling to add to the mix. It should be no surprise that millions of Americans have gambling problems each year.

Turning Points in Recovery

“Life is always at some turning point.” – Irwin Edman, American philosopher and professor of philosophy (1896-1954) When did anything ever stand still in life? Do we know of a single instance where life just stopped? Not from the standpoint of death, since that is a cessation of life. No, we’re talking about living, breathing …

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An Interview with Buddy Horne, Clinical Specialist at The Ranch

We are all born with natural desires: to be accepted unconditionally, to be safe, and to love and be loved. Some of us, perhaps influenced by genetics, our home environment or early life experiences, deviate from who we truly are and go into survivor mode. In that mode, we choose defenses like addictions and eating …

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The Ranch’s Renowned Eating Disorder Expert to Address Resistance in Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder Treatment at Professional Workshop

On March 24, 2012, The Ranch’s eating disorder consultant, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, will host a professional workshop at the annual IAEDP Symposium exploring the five points of resistance patients commonly face in treatment for binge eating disorder and obesity. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – Why is it so difficult for men and …

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Be What You Are

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” – Julius Charles Hare, English theological writer (1795-1855) Wondering where to begin when first entering recovery? One way to really get off track is to attempt to be what you are not. While it is very tempting to want to …

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Reneging on Your Commitment? How to Get Back in Step With Recovery

Imagine you’re coasting along in recovery, going to the occasional meeting, staying on top of your pledge to maintain your sobriety, and you find yourself getting lazy. It’s becoming a little too boring, perhaps, or you decide that you’ve put as much effort as you need into this whole being sober lifestyle and you want …

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