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The Co-occurrence of Addiction and Mental Illness: Meeting the Challenge

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a difficult problem for anyone to overcome. But imagine how hard it would be to successfully conquer a substance abuse problem if you were also struggling with a mental health issue. Addiction and mental illness complicate treatment and recovery. A person trying to beat addiction requires all of the…

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Different Recovery Programs

Different Recovery Programs vs. Treatment Different recovery programs offer alternatives means of recovery in addition to treatment if you’re suffering from alcohol addiction or substance use disorder. Recovery programs are more in the mode of self-help program. However, addiction treatment programs refer to professional assistance with substance abuse or alcohol abuse. The Ranch is open…

Individual Therapy at The Ranch

Our clients meet at a minimum weekly with their primary therapist for individual therapy at The Ranch. Our individual therapy sessions in Tennessee are designed to give each client the opportunity to explore painful issues; they may not yet be ready to work on in traditional group therapy. Specialized Individual Therapy at The Ranch In…

Working with Families While Patients are in Treatment

Addiction impacts the entire family system. The addict typically experiences feelings of despair, hopelessness, guilt, shame, loneliness, and worthlessness. The family also experiences similar feelings. Families may have increased anxiety, loss of their own identity, diminished work functioning, isolation, and an overall decrease in life satisfaction. Working with families while patients are in treatment is…

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: The Magic of Horses

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is one of the fastest-growing segments in the mental health field. EAP has proven to be an extremely effective form of therapy that can be implemented in tandem with other more traditional modes of therapy. Learn more about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Tennessee. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Unlike traditional therapies, Equine Assisted…

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…