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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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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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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 Connection Between Trauma and Co-Dependency

When dealing with a codependent relationship, it’s crucial to look at how it began and what factors created it. Trauma and co-dependency frequently go hand-in-hand with childhood trauma causing codependent symptoms in later life. But what can you do about it? To understand the causes of trauma and co-dependency, discuss your concerns with a compassionate …

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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 a highly effective form of therapy that can be implemented in tandem with other traditional modes of treatment. EAP is based on the premise that horses are non-judgmental creatures that can help patients to feel comfortable …

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Suicide and Meth Use

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or just meth, is highly addictive. Many people have become dependent on it, and too many have died. The physical effects of this drug can lead to fatalities, but the truly troubling side effects are psychological, leading to the relationship between suicide and meth use.Abusers of meth are more …

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Do You Need Inpatient Treatment for Depression?

If you suffer from depression, you’re not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), depression is the leading cause of disability across the globe. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that only people with mental health disorders receive treatment. Millions of American adults are living with depression, and most …

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