Wherever the action is, that’s where you’ll find Jessica Hirsch. Joyful, courageous and passionate, Jessica loves being around people and hearing their stories – and that’s exactly what she gets to do as alumni coordinator at The Ranch.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive avoidance of weight gain, an accompanying purposeful restriction of daily calorie intake, and potentially severe degrees of weight loss. Some people affected by this disorder respond well to standard treatment and recover over time. However, some people develop forms of anorexia that are resistant to…Details
Years ago, Dr. Michael Baron made a surprising discovery: Prescription painkillers often make chronic pain worse, not better. When he published his original research in 2006, this finding defied all logic. “When I told my patients they’d have less pain if they stopped using pain meds, they told me I was crazy,” Dr. Baron recalls.…Details
Triple Board Certified Psychiatrist Joins The Ranch Treatment Center as Director of Behavioral Health
Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM, a triple board certified psychiatrist and specialist in chronic pain and addiction, recently joined The Ranch as its Director of Behavioral Health. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 – The Ranch treatment center proudly welcomes Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM, as its attending psychiatrist and Director of Behavioral Health. Dr.…Details
Eating disorders affect 24 million Americans. They are serious mental health disorders and are considered to be the deadliest of all mental illnesses. Just how dangerous eating disorders really are has been the subject of a couple of recent studies in the United Kingdom.
In Western culture, we have understood the benefits of yoga for decades. It improves flexibility and balance and helps to tone muscles. Of course, practitioners of yoga have been around for thousands of years, not mere decades. What these people may have known for millennia, modern Western science is just now starting to prove. Yoga…Details
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over the care of God as we understood him. Recovering addicts who’ve achieved lasting sobriety, no matter their addiction – alcohol, drugs, shopping, gambling, eating, sex, or anything else – will nearly always state unequivocally that the key to their recovery has been working the…Details
After completing rehab treatment, a major challenge for many is the return to work or the search for employment. It is true that this can be a difficult and stressful period, but difficult does not equal impossible. Everyone has to deal with challenges in this life, even people who have tackled something as big as…Details
Behavioral addictions may not receive the same respect that substance abuse does, but they are still cause for concern. Addiction to substances, such as alcohol and drugs, is a recognized mental disorder and physiological disease. Using mind-altering substances inappropriately can lead to addiction because they change aspects of the user’s brain, which leads to tolerance,…Details
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that occurs when the body can’t properly process a grain protein called gluten. People affected by the disorder develop damage in their small intestines and lose some of their ability to absorb the nutrients in their food. Current evidence indicates that people with celiac disease have increased risks for…Details