Having a food aversion and having anorexia nervosa are two very different problems. Both can be painful. Both can make you dangerously thin. Yet, food aversion is often temporary and usually not life-threatening to the person, while anorexia can last for years and can cause death. It is possible for the two illnesses to overlap,…Details
Anyone who has not lived as a hermit in a cave for the last few decades knows that smoking is bad for your health. In spite of this knowledge, many people still choose to engage in the habit of inhaling nicotine through cigarette smoke. Often, those who start want to stop, but the addiction to…Details
“Resentment is the Number One offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have also been spiritually ill. When our spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 64)
Finding out that a loved one has a psychotic disorder can be just as frightening as hearing your medical doctor use the dreaded word “cancer.” Both types of illness elicit feelings of dread and fear. In an instant, you know that life is never going to be the same because your whole world has just…Details
For sex addicts, the Internet is a dangerous place, providing instant and seemingly endless access to pornography, prostitutes, casual/anonymous sex partners, emotional affairs, and more. For this reason, anyone hoping to recover from sexual addiction absolutely must install a parental control software program onto his or her computer, laptop, smart-phone, and other Internet accessible devices.
Sue Levitan is one of the first faces clients see when they begin detox and stabilization at The Ranch. She conducts psychosocial interviews and assessments to figure out who each client is, what their needs are and how she can help.
There are a number of fears and misconceptions surrounding trauma therapy. When someone has already been through so much, why struggle more? In short, because trauma therapy heals.
Living in sobriety is more than subtracting “getting drunk” from your daily schedule. You are beginning to rebuild your life, overhauling it even, so it’s time to start looking at how to revamp your old routines. Following the same life patterns sans alcohol will not guarantee a fulfilling sober life. You may be able to…Details
The development of eating disorders is often linked to some perception of the thin ideal, a pie-in-the-sky notion of what women should look like, based on doctored media images. The images often show a celebrity or model who is exceptionally thin, with youthful skin and eyes.
Like all great tales, Leslie Binch’s story begins with love and good food. A native New Yorker, Leslie moved to Tennessee for a man – a man she eventually married and joined forces with in pursuit of his lifelong dream: to own a restaurant. Together, the couple opened Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Café and Catering Company…Details