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By Brian Fuller, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Tennessee With the opioid crisis claiming thousands of lives every year, public officials and health care agencies are scrambling to find solutions to an epidemic that sees no end in sight.

By Deborah V. Gross, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Mississippi “This is ridiculous. It’s not a problem. I only purge when I get really stressed. I have to have something….” That was Belinda on her first visit to my office. When she passed out at her best friend’s wedding from dehydration due to laxative abuse, […]

By Deborah V. Gross, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Mississippi 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 […]

By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch The “Me Too” movement is taking the world by storm. As more men are accused of sexual misconduct, more women are finding the confidence to voice their truth—a truth that requires sharing very personal stories of a difficult time in their lives.

By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch Men in power seem to be toppling over like dominos as more people come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. One of the most surprising aspects of the “Me Too” movement is that men are now opening up about their experiences with sexual […]

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch The headlines are filled with stories of high-powered men who are accused of being sexual predators, aggressors and harassers. Many of them are famous and successful men at the top of their professions.  Most have wives and children and financial freedom. They […]

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch Denial. In the world of addiction, it’s a buffer against an unacceptable reality. It refers to a psychological mechanism or process that allows people to protect themselves from pain and keep something from their awareness. It plays an integral role in the […]

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. Research shows that childhood trauma can impact the brain in many ways, and if left unaddressed, can lead to addiction, mental […]

By Jennifer Payne Guarino, LMFT, CSAT, Primary Therapist at The Ranch Popular songs have been telling us for a very long time that love can be like a drug.

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch As a recovering addict, I understand what men go through in their journey to free themselves of addiction. I also know that comradery among men in rehab is an important part of the process of healing. Men, left to their own devices, […]