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By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch  I am passionate about EMDR therapy, also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, because I have so often seen it change people’s lives. Many people I see at The Ranch have never heard about this trauma therapy and are naturally skeptical. They don’t think it’s going to […]

“Relapse is a part of recovery.” This idiom was recited time and again in the inpatient treatment center where I spent 30 days in January 2008. The other thing I heard a lot was “addiction is a chronic disease.” Meaning that this alcoholism/addiction thing I had wasn’t going anywhere. There were treatments for it, yes, […]

Habit reversal training is a method used to treat impulse control disorders. For the last 40 years, habit reversal training has been used to help people who suffer from impulsive nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking and tics, substantially reduce or stop their behavior. In at least one study, treatment with habit reversal training reduced […]

By Alisha Irby, MS, Primary Therapist, Men’s Co-Occurring Disorders Program at the Ranch Sometimes people do not succeed on the first try for sobriety — or the seventh — and then, one day, timing or circumstances bring a new opportunity to truly begin the journey of a lifetime of recovery. As you travel down this […]

By Rodney Robertson, D.Min., M.A., M.Div., Director of Family Services at The Ranch The person who comes into a drug rehab program for treatment is the “designated” or “identified” patient, but the truth is addiction is a family affair. Although one person is identified as having a problem, the family is a system of interconnected parts […]

There are a wide variety of addiction treatment programs available for recovering addicts and alcoholics, and Christian rehab centers offer some of the more unique and innovative ones. However, faith-based treatment options are sometimes not as well-known or highly publicized as secular programs.

Do you know who you are without drugs or alcohol? You may think that you do, but most people who struggle with substance abuse numb their feelings and completely lose touch with themselves over the course of their addiction.

Widely prescribed and widely abused, Xanax is a highly addictive drug that can get its hooks into its victims at lightning speed. Many users who start out taking the drug for an anxiety disorder or insomnia end up in Xanax addiction treatment programs, wondering how they let it sneak up on them to steal their […]

Cell-phone addiction is increasing rapidly as more people own and use smartphones on a regular basis for a variety of needs. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the PEW Research Center, nearly 64% of American adults own a cell phone. Many are cell-phone dependent, meaning they do not have an alternate phone or Internet […]

What would you say to someone just starting out in addiction recovery? This was the question posed by Yamaha Media to alumni of The Ranch treatment center, whose stories of addiction and recovery were filmed for a powerful video played at the 2015 UNITE to Face Addiction rally in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of […]