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Month: May 2017

African American Veterans Hit Hard by PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is sadly common among veterans, and the problem is especially acute in the African American veteran population. Studies breaking down the incidence of PTSD by race and ethnicity are still rare among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the Vietnam-era generation has been studied extensively, and this work has confirmed …

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Efforts to Avoid Porn Can Actually Promote Cybersex Addiction

Recent evidence from a team of German scientists indicates that purposeful attempts to avoid pornographic material on the Internet can potentially promote the onset of cybersex addiction, just like a tendency to actively seek out pornographic material. People with cybersex addiction have a form of behavioral addiction centered on the use of modern Internet technology …

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PTSD and Personal Trauma Taught Me How to Help Others

By Timothy L. Hook, LMSW, CSAT-C, Primary Therapist at The Ranch Trauma and PTSD can devastate individuals. It also pulls families apart. I know this all too well, not just as a counselor at The Ranch, but as someone who’s been exposed to it through childhood trauma and military deployments. You’d think that 14 deployments …

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3 Adventure Therapies for Addiction That Promote Spiritual Growth

By Megan Repass, MS, LADAC-II, CCM, EAGALA-C, Director of Adventure and Equine Therapy at The Ranch Ana was in treatment for drug addiction and working on her tendency toward morbid rumination. Obsessive thought overwhelmed her, making it almost impossible for her to get out of her own head. But as someone who’d spent much of …

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6 Ways High Ropes Therapy Helps You Fly Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Megan Repass, MS, LADAC-II, CCM, EAGALA-C, Director of Adventure and Equine Therapy at The Ranch Laurel nervously climbed the tall pole. Once she made it to the top she tried to balance her weight on the small platform. Her ultimate destination was back down ― but the ground was 80 feet below and jumping …

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