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Dangers of Designer Drugs: Rogue Chemicals Designed to Cause Damage

Extreme anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, psychosis, death — these are only a few of the hidden dangers of designer drugs. If you haven’t yet used a designer drug, now is not the time to begin. These synthetic party drugs do everything except encourage a good time. In fact, they’re quite dangerous because only the shady chemist…

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Five Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Did you know that nearly 20 percent of all alcoholics in America are considered high functioning? In other words, they don’t fit the typical stereotype you may envision when you think of someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder. Rather, a high-functioning alcoholic is typically successful. Signs of a functioning alcoholic may be difficult to notice…

Signs of Codependency: Why You Struggle So Hard in Relationships

A codependent relationship is one in which one partner relies wholly upon the other to meet all of their emotional needs. It’s also a relationship where one partner suffers from some form of addiction, and the other partner enables that condition to continue. Either way you define it, a codependent relationship is not healthy for anyone involved. Often,…

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CBT vs DBT Therapy

Professional therapists vary their approach to treating addiction. Psychotherapy, also referred to as “talk therapy,” is one of the most common approaches used with clients in a treatment center or undergoing outpatient therapy. Two popular forms of psychotherapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). What is the difference between CBT vs DBT…

How Addiction Affects Families: The Far-Reaching Effects of Substance Use Disorder

It’s difficult to list exactly how addiction affects families. The repercussions spread outward like the rings from a pebble dropped in a pond. But experts have known for years that children who grow up in homes where drugs and alcohol are used often develop addictions, too. Sadly, even if these children do manage to skirt a…

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 only have people with mental health disorders receive treatment. With roughly 16 million American adults living with major depression,…

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Dual Diagnosis: Where Mental Heath And Substance Use Converge

When you’re researching mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, you may wonder, “What is dual diagnosis?” If you or a loved one struggle with both mental health and substance use, it’s key to find a treatment center that specializes in dual diagnosis. At Recovery Ranch TN, we’re proud to offer top-notch dual diagnosis care…

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Struggling With Stress? Five Stress Management Techniques For When You Feel Overwhelmed

Everyone deals with stress from time to time, and stress management techniques can vary widely from one person to another. Some stress management techniques are healthy, while others cause more stress down the line. If you feel like stress has caused your life to spiral out of control, it may be time to get professional…