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Is There a Really Addictive Personality?

We have all heard that some people are prone to addiction, and there seem to be plenty of real-world examples to illustrate the truth of this adage. But is it accurate to say that someone who has suffered through multiple addictions has a really addictive personality? Or is this an overly simplistic explanation for a…

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It’s Not In Your Head: How Physiological Dependence Takes Hold

For someone who has never experienced addiction, it’s easy to wonder why someone struggling with substance abuse can’t simply stop. If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance abuse problem, you know that it’s not that simple. Psychological and physiological dependence can both wreak havoc on a person’s ability to quit using…

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The Importance of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Centers

When you need an acute stress disorder treatment center, Recovery Ranch can help you get the help you need. Mental health and addiction treatment centers provide the care you need to get your life back in control. When you are feeling overwhelmed with your mental health, and you are not able to function, mental health…

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Where Do Partners of Sex Addicts Turn for Help?

People affected by sex addiction frequently engage in sex-related thoughts, fantasies and/or actions that can significantly degrade the quality of their relationships, including the relationships they maintain with their spouses and intimate partners. In turn, the spouses and intimate partners of sex-addicted individuals may feel a pressing need to seek help in dealing with their…

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Mindfulness Can Help Treat Sex Addiction

Mindfulness is the widely accepted term for a meditative practice designed to increase moment-to-moment awareness and thereby generate an increased sense of well-being. Numerous studies support the usefulness of this approach in a range of contexts related to both physical and mental health. In a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology,…