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Are Process Addictions Real Addictions?

Process addictions are addictions to an activity or process, such as gambling, eating, spending, sex, and work. But are process addictions real? Many of the symptoms are similar to those of substance use disorders. If you struggle with a process addiction, Recovery Ranch TN can help. Our process addiction treatment center provides evidence-based therapies to those …

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What Are the Treatments for Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is one of several possible terms used to describe patterns of sexual conduct, sexual thought, or sexual fantasy that seriously impair a person’s ability to maintain a sense of well-being or to follow a stable daily routine. In the U.S., there is no standard definition for this behavioral addiction, and the medical community …

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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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Importance of Specialized Sex Addiction Counseling for Women

Women make up a fairly small percentage of the number of people who seek help for sex addiction. However, when they do seek sex addiction counseling, women can potentially receive unique benefits from programs that offer gender-specific treatment. That’s true, in large part, because women who struggle with porn or sex addiction typically experience different …

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Can Sex Help with Depression?

There are many ways therapists treat depression and anxiety, including medications, behavioral therapies, and support groups. However, there are some things you can focus on at home to improve depression symptoms and reduce anxiety. These include regular exercise, good nutrition, and time spent outdoors. Additionally, developing positive coping strategies such as deep breathing and progressive …

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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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What is a Process Addiction

What is a Process Addiction?

We’re all familiar with substance addiction, but what is a process addiction? While substance abuse gets a lot of attention, it isn’t the only type of addiction out there. Behavioral or process addictions can mess with people’s lives just as much as substance addiction.A process addiction is a compulsion to engage in a specific activity, …

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Discovering Your Partner’s Sex Addiction

Discovering Your Partner’s Sex Addiction

Sex addiction is perhaps not as familiar to most people as substance abuse disorders may be. Sex is a natural part of human behavior, and an interest in sex is completely healthy. Most of us are aware that people’s sexual appetites and proclivities vary on a wide spectrum.  It isn’t always easy to recognize when these …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Sex Addiction Treatment Program

Neil Strauss went from a dateless, lonely high schooler to the ultimate pickup artist. He literally wrote the book on seduction, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. This book spent two months on the New York Times Bestseller List. A decade later, Strauss documented his stint in a sex addiction treatment program and …

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