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Posted in Sex Addiction

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, a team of researchers from UCLA looked at the potential usefulness of mindfulness for men affected by sex addiction, a form of behavioral addiction also known as compulsive sexual behavior, hypersexual disorder and hypersexuality.

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Posted in Therapy

Feel Better, Drink Less with Deep Breathing

-Tori Rodriguez

The quest for well-being can be a lot of work, but it turns out there’s a quick and simple – and free – way to get a powerful health boost. Bonus: You’re doing it right now.

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Posted in Therapy

Mindfulness Therapy Can Reduce Opioid Use with Chronic Pain Patients

Over 30 percent of Americans are living with some form of chronic pain. Long-term pain is often treated with prescription opioids, which are synthetic drugs that produce pain numbing effects akin to morphine. They are called opioids because of their chemical similarity to morphine and other opiates. Using these powerful drugs long-term can lead to addiction, and can lead to heroin use. A researcher may have found a way to manage chronic pain while, at the same time, reducing the risk of opioid abuse.

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Posted in Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Gambling Addicts

People diagnosed with gambling disorder have an addiction to participating in one or more types of gambling activity. Specialists commonly refer to this non-substance-related condition as a form of behavioral addiction. In a study published in April 2014 in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, researchers from Canada’s University of Toronto investigated the potential of a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help people with serious gambling problems. The particular form of CBT the researchers looked at featured involvement in a practice called mindfulness.

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Posted in Recovery at The Ranch

Mindfulness in Recovery at The Ranch

Prayer and meditation have long been the underpinning of many fine addiction and mental health treatment programs. Due to the research that shows the efficacy of mindfulness in relieving a wide range of suffering, The Ranch has taken this a step further.

We have developed a program dedicated to training all clients in basic mindfulness skills. Beyond that, we have further training and opportunities for those clients interested in formal mindfulness practice as a primary support to their recovery.

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Posted in Staff Stories

An Interview with Christine Bates, MA, Therapist

By Meghan Vivo

Recovery is full of enemies: drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, stress, and so on. But sometimes the biggest obstacle isn’t an outside force at all, but rather one that comes from within: our minds.

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