Grandmother talking with teens about drugs and alcohol and the harm of addiction

The Grandparent’s Guide to Talking With Teens About Drugs

When addiction runs in the family, you want to be proactive in talking with teens about drugs and what it means for them, but you may not know how to go about it. Today’s blog is a compilation of tips: the grandparent’s guide to talking with teens about drugs.   In many families and cultures…

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How Does Social Media Play a Role in Mental Health?

Online social media sites allow people to connect with one another, both benefiting their mental health and adding yet another arena for challenges to arise. The concept of social networking plays on the basic need of human beings to stay together in groups and form a community to survive. As the technology developed to support…

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Recovery Habits: Eating for Mental Wellness

Today’s idea of eating for mental wellness represents a much different facet of health than we grew up with. In school, it was common for people to receive lessons about food groups and the importance of eating a balanced diet. However, for many, those lessons never materialized into actual practice.  From a young age, we…

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Natural Ways to Fight Depression Symptoms

Depression was already a global issue before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now more than ever, we’ve seen a rise in all types of depression. People diagnosed with some form of depression are hopefully already in conversation about their feelings with their medical or mental health practitioner However, you may still be looking for natural ways…

7 Signs Your Parent has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder

If you feel like one or both of your parents aren’t supportive—or worse, abusive—you might be wondering if they have a narcissistic personality disorder and need mental health treatment. Someone with narcissistic personality disorder generally has to seek help before they can get diagnosed. But sometimes, someone with narcissistic tendencies won’t think there’s anything wrong…

The Narcissist Test and What It Can Tell You

Today, many “narcissist tests” exist that confirm the idea that someone you know (let’s face it, your ex) does indeed have a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The most official of the narcissism tests, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), is commonly used to determine if someone displays narcissistic behaviors. But is it possible to read this test…

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Can Depression Be Genetically Inherited?

The rates of those diagnosed with depression are steadily increasing in the last decade, similarly raising questions within us as well, “Is depression genetic? Is it environmental?”    We may find ourselves curious about these questions out of concern for our country, for someone we love, or because we recognize that one or both of…

12 Eating Disorder Recovery Quotes

Battling through an eating disorder is immensely difficult, especially after the holiday season. Even people without a diagnosed condition struggle to redetermine their relationship with their body and with food.    Here at The Ranch Tennessee, we believe in setting positive intentions for the year. With that in mind, here is a collection of 12…

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Addiction Treatment: Taking the First Step

Realizing that you need addiction treatment can be an altogether terrifying and confusing reality, although it doesn’t have to be.  Our men’s and women’s inpatient and outpatient treatment services, along with group therapy, family, and alumni programs are ready to provide all needed support on your journey. However, to receive the best these support programs…

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

If any good thing has arisen from the collective trauma that we are all experiencing through the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent prevention methods, it is a spotlight on just how much we need each other especially when it comes to addiction treatment and beyond. Throughout the last six months, our ability to adapt to…