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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

At Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, clients sometimes ask, “Is alcohol a depressant?” Alcohol meets the definition of depressant because it suppresses the central nervous system. Slurred speech, disturbed perceptions, unsteady movements, and the inability to think clearly all indicate impairment of the central nervous system. Fortunately, our drug and alcohol detox center can help you…

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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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Substance Abuse, Psychosis Affect Men and Women Differently

Significant numbers of the people in the U.S. dealing with serious substance-related issues also have symptoms of a highly destabilizing mental state called substance abuse psychosis. Some affected individuals meet the basic criteria used to identify a substance and mental health-related condition called a dual diagnosis. In a study published in September 2014 in the…

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Bulimia and Anorexia Alter Women’s Decision-Making Processes

Several mood-related factors contribute to altered decision-making processes in women who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are two of the three most common eating disorders in the U.S. and throughout the world. Teenage girls and young women have the highest chances of developing these conditions. At…

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The Complex Nature of Trauma Treatment

What we experience early in life can influence our future responses. A psychologically traumatic event from your past may impact how you think, feel, and behave today. That’s how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops. While addiction is an illness of the brain, PTSD is more of an injury to the brain—something from the outside that…

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Worried about COVID-19? Allow us to Provide Anxiety Treatment

In anxious times, many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, along with its effects on society will only lead to more anxiety. An anxiety treatment program at The Recovery Ranch can help you manage your feelings during the difficult circumstances we all are now facing. Effects of COVID-19 Life always has…

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What’s the Difference Between Depression and Manic Depression?

The differences between the symptoms of depression and the symptoms of manic depression are significant. Though they share some commonalities, the critical difference between the two is that those with manic depression experience manic episodes. This is also known also as bipolar disorder. Read on to learn more about the difference between depression and manic…