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What Help Is Available for Trauma Victims?

Trauma can be a turning point in someone’s life. Regardless of their previous experience or outlook on life, one event can significantly impact how they live the rest of their lives. Someone may experience long-term trauma over several weeks, months, or years through less intense events. Thankfully, help for trauma victims exists and can be …

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How to Get Past an Alcoholic’s Excuses

An alcoholic’s excuses are legendary. All kinds of people who are addicted use excuses to deny that they have a problem. Still, with alcohol being a legal and socially acceptable substance of abuse, they can come up with many more believable excuses for indulging. If someone you love has a problem with drinking and constantly …

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Is Suicide a Hidden Risk of Substance Abuse?

There are many risks and dangers associated with substance abuse: brain damage, addiction, cancer, and others. What most people don’t consider when they first start using is the hidden risk of substance abuse—self-harm and suicide. If you knew that you might end your own life, would you have tried using drugs in the first place? …

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How Do You Know If You Have a Problem with Gambling?

While it is true that most people can and do gamble responsibly, for some individuals, what may begin as just casual entertainment sometimes crosses over the line into problem gambling. Problem gambling includes compulsive or pathological gambling, also called gambling addiction. It is a highly disabling and progressive impulse control disorder that affects between one …

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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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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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