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Process Addictions

Treated at: Tennessee and Mississippi

Some people with substance addictions, eating disorders and mental health conditions also have one or more process addictions such as gambling, tanning, video/gaming, shopping, sex, Internet surfing and work. The prevailing view is that process addictions are “real” addictions and that they share many commonalities with drug addiction. At The Ranch treatment center our approach considers that many addictions, whether they surface as substance abuse or compulsive behaviors, are fueled by underlying issues such as trauma, attachment, neglect or enmeshment issues, and are also typically perpetuated by co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and personality disorders. We help clients address all of these challenges and heal deep emotional wounds so they can go on to lead healthy, fulfilling lives without the need for destructive coping mechanisms.


Our clients participate in traditional and alternative therapies throughout drug rehab and process addiction treatment. These include individual counseling, process groups, family therapy and mindfulness to help them better understand their issues and manage their symptoms. Clients meet one-on-one with their primary therapist regularly to focus more intently on specific issues.


Our residential process addiction treatment program and mental health rehab allows clients to step away from everyday stressors and focus on recovery. While in treatment, they live in home-like residences with peers sharing similar struggles and attend treatment during the day and early evening.


Our outpatient program (certain locations) helps clients manage the transition from treatment back to their lives while still receiving the support of their recovery community and treatment team. By continuing treatment, clients can better integrate back into their jobs, families and lives while getting the support they need to avoid relapsing into their process addictions.

Continued Recovery

Following treatment, clients are encouraged to continue strengthening their recovery from process addictions and co-occurring disorders by participating in individual and group therapy and support groups. This post-treatment support is important in helping clients address triggers and preventing relapse.

Therapies Commonly Used

Compulsive Gambling Help

Therapy sessions with a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is a certified gambling and substance abuse counselor.

Individual Therapy

Meet regularly with an individual therapist to address underlying behavioral and emotional issues

Fitness and Wellness

Promote self-care and physical and emotional healing with fitness classes, ropes course activities, hikes and sports.

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Bond with the horses and learn valuable lessons about respect, empathy and communication.

Somatic Experiencing

Discover different sensations while being guided by a trained therapist to begin releasing stored emotions.

Sweat Lodge

Sit in a sacred space to sing, pray, chant and express feelings. Performed by therapeutic staff with extensive training in the Lakota Sweat Lodge Tradition.

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