Why the allure to anger is an addiction?

America seems to be addicted to Anger. A public epidemic, promoted by media coverage of road rage, mass shootings, and war. Anger affects our personal lives in many ways, from workplace frustrations to family arguments. Some symptoms of anger addiction are- self-stimulation, compulsion, obsession, denial, withdrawal and craving syndrome, and unpredictable behavior. Like alcoholism or substance abuse, anger…

Substance Use Disorder Is Rapidly Growing for Senior Citizens

Substance use disorder among the elderly population is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among people 65 and over is underestimated and under-diagnosed. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance use among senior citizens are classified either as the “hardy survivor,” or the “late onset” group. The…

Intensive Residential and Supportive Residential for Treatment Centers

Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 448, RULE §448.9023 governs Residential treatment. Residential treatment is not the same as inpatient treatment, although, many people interchange these terms. Residential treatment refers to a program treating a primary Substance Use Disorder diagnosis. Inpatient is a treatment which treats a primary mental health diagnosis. It is…

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…

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…

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…

Bridging the Gap Between Addiction, Mental Health And Trauma

Healing Springs Ranch empirically based, “Integrated Addiction Model” (I.AM) looks beneath the surface of all addictive patterns and mental health symptoms and identifies and address the underlying ROOT CAUSE of these behaviors. Whether a person struggles with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, anxiety or is addicted to a process such as gambling, pornography, gaming, shopping etc.,…