What Do An Astronaut, Actor, Senator, Game Show Host, And Cy Young Award Winning Baseball Player Have In Common?

In 1799, in Native America, The Handsome Lake Movement was formed as a support program for people struggling with Substance Use Disorder. In the 1950’s the American Medical Association (AMA) assigned a list of symptomology to Substance Use Disorder. In 1976, in an effort to dispel the myths people held about only poor or unsuccessful…

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Lasting Effects of Addiction on Family Members

In the United States, there are an estimated 30-million people affected by addiction, including family members. Research suggests that Substance Use Disorder can permanently impact the nature and quality of family communications. The communication dynamics identified in families where an addiction is present are described as aggressive, protective, adaptive, and inconsistent. The aggressive communication style…

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What Does it Mean to Have Co-Occurring Disorders?

People with Substance Use Disorders, as well as mental health disorders, are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. In the past, this was called dual diagnosis. Substance Use Disorder is diagnosed when substance use interferes with functioning at work, school, and in social relationships. It is also diagnosed when substance use creates or worsens a medical condition…

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Many Pathways to Recovery

Historically, people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) seeking the help of a treatment center were frequently criticized when exploring their uniqueness. 12-step groups were once the only acceptable support program, and often centers would require a client to attend 12-step meetings, even if the client voiced a desire to chose an alternative fellowship. I once…

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Healing Springs Ranch Welcomes Dr. Cherye Callegan M.D. as Medical Director and Michelle Shamblin, APMHNP-BC as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Rounding Out an Extraordinary Staff Of Clinicians And Medical Professionals TIOGA, TEXAS (PRWEB) May 17, 2018— Healing Springs Ranch is proud to announce the appointments of Dr. Cherye Callegan M.D., and Michelle Shamblin, APMHNP-BC.  Dr. Callegan, as Medical Director, will oversee the psychiatric and clinical services as well as the direct clinical care to our…

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Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) a Powerful Therapy

Developed by Dr.Steven R. Vazquez, Ph. D., LPC-S, LMFT, an esteemed Fellow Board member of Healing Springs Ranch, has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and has studied epigenetics, optometry, neurobiology, and quantum physics. Vazquez incorporated all fields of his study into the development of the Emotional Transformation Therapy® (ETT®), a therapeutic technique designed to reduce psychological…

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What Influences substance use disorder in our culture?

Over five decades, substance use disorders have had strong relations to the culture of our music, lifestyle, and fashion, as well as attitudes and ideologies. 1960’s —The first documented and widely-spread drug culture came in the mid-1960’s with the psychedelic ideology and hippie culture. Cannabis, LSD and other psychedelic drugs have been associated with the…

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Psychodrama—A Powerful Experiential Group Therapy Process for Substance Use Recovery

Katrena Hart MS, LPC-S, CBT, ATA, CETT, TEP, a member of the Healing Springs Ranch “Board of Fellows”, began her training in Psychodrama in 1994 under the direction of Doctors Mort and Dorothy Satten. After her training, she later went on to found Bridging Harts Psychodrama Training Institute & Psychotherapy, where she currently leads personal…

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The Locus of Control Shift; An Illusion of Control And Protection

The Trauma Model is a comprehensive, scientifically testable theory of the relationship between psychological trauma and a wide range of different disorders, addictions, and self-defeating behaviors. As a fellow of Healing Springs Ranch, Colin Ross M.D. developed the principles and techniques of his Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) to treat people with trauma-related disorders including complex…

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