Addiction Therapies

Our therapies, approaches and activities include:

Group Therapy – Group counseling provides powerful opportunities for connection, support and accountability. From addiction education to 12-step and process groups, you’ll embark on your recovery journey with a community of peers who share similar struggles.

Individual Therapy – You’ll have at least one session a week with your primary counselor. In individual counseling sessions, you’ll work on issues you’re not yet ready to bring to group. We’ll review your treatment plan and discuss 12-step assignments and recovery homework.

Family Involvement – Addiction is a family disease so it’s important that your entire family heals along with you. As clinically appropriate you’ll have weekly family counseling sessions with a trained family therapist via phone or in person. We also offer a comprehensive, week-long family program.

Adventure Therapy – You’ll participate in adventure therapy activities such as our high and low ropes courses. These approaches help get you out of your head and back into your body. You’ll learn lessons in trust and teamwork and build self-esteem. Learn more about adventure therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT is an evidence-based approach used in both individual and group counseling. It’s been shown to help people effectively deal with trauma, addictions and mental health issues. CBT helps you identify and change unhealthy thought patterns and actions. You’ll learn to recognize and process emotions without engaging in destructive behaviors as a means of coping.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that is particularly effective for people with personality disorders or chronic suicidal thoughts. A key component of DBT is staying present in the moment. This can be helpful in recovery as you seek to take it moment by moment and day by day. DBT can also help you manage emotions and effectively deal with interpersonal challenges.

Motivational Interviewing – Motivational interviewing is based on the belief that real change comes from within you, not your counselor dictating solutions to problems. We’ll guide you through the therapeutic process, allowing you the space and encouragement to recognize your own barriers to recovery and discover your own solutions and motivation. The approach is one of acceptance, support and unlimited possibilities for a better life.

Relapse Prevention Counseling – We help you take a look at circumstances that have contributed to your alcohol and drug abuse. You’ll identify triggers that put you at risk for relapse. We’ll help you develop a toolbox of healthy coping skills you can draw upon when you feel tempted to turn to alcohol or drugs.

Expressive Therapies – We draw upon a number of creative approaches so you find different ways of expressing yourself. You may use art therapy to create projects like guide boxes, stress balls or collages. You might write a poem to share in group or bring your instrument and play a song that expresses your feelings. We may incorporate music therapy approaches or have you make a genogram of your family. We encourage you to be creative in the recovery process, and be creative with others.

Spirituality – You’ll have a number of ways to explore spirituality and practice your faith. We offer meditation, mindful walks and other opportunities to connect to the world and a higher power. Chapel services are available once a week. The Ranch Mississippi also offers a gender-separate Christian program, Three StrandsSM. Learn more.

Big Book/12-Step Study – We are 12-step based and strongly believe in the support, sense of community and purpose this approach provides people in recovery. We offer daily studies from the Big Book and 12-step support groups. Every morning begins with counselor-facilitated 12-step work or Big Book work. Most of our staff is in recovery and serves as a living example of the 12 steps. This approach is integrated in everything we do at The Ranch Mississippi drug rehab.

Life Skills Coaching – We prepare you for success in recovery by engaging you in everyday activities you’ll do when you leave treatment. You’ll practice skills like budgeting, grocery shopping and cooking. You’ll also live in a house with others, share chores and practice resolving interpersonal issues that arise in everyday life.

Trauma-Focused Therapy – Many people with addictions and co-occurring mental health issues have experienced past trauma. Trauma could be one of the reasons you’ve turned to drugs or alcohol in an effort to cope with difficult feelings. We offer a special trauma group to address these types of issues. We also offer EMDR, a non-invasive neurofeedback technique that’s been proven effective in treating trauma.

Anger Management – We offer a weekly anger management group for clients struggling with anger issues. You’ll learn about anger, how it can be productive or counterproductive, how it can be misused as a coping skill, and how sometimes emotions are mislabeled as anger. You’ll learn how to manage anger and cope with difficult situations and emotions in healthy ways.

Recreational/Adventure Therapy – You’ll have daily opportunities to engage in physical fitness and fun. You might visit our onsite gym or go for a walk on our scenic campus. Other times our recreational therapist will engage you in adventure therapy activities like a ropes course. Other activities may include calisthenics, tennis, volleyball and basketball. Recreational and adventure therapy approaches help you connect with yourself and find creative ways to heal and have fun.

Psychoeducation – We empower you to be fully invested in the treatment and management of your substance use disorder and any co-occurring mental health disorders. You’ll participate in weekly groups led by our medical team to address topics relevant to your recovery. These may include education on the disease of addiction, medications used, different medical and mental health conditions, and components of a healthy lifestyle.

Relationship and Intimacy Groups – Sex, intimacy and relationship issues often accompany drug and alcohol addiction. We have gender-separate groups led by specially certified therapists that provide a safe, accepting space to address these issues. You’ll explore underlying trauma, histories with abusive or unhealthy relationships and sexual compulsivity. You’ll learn about healthy boundaries, healthy relationships and self-respect.

Professionals Group – We offer a weekly professionals group for clients (who may or may not have had their license suspended) such as doctors, nurses, veterinarians, lawyers or pilots. The group is open to employees from all backgrounds and any professional, including those who are self-employed. You’ll discover ways to empower yourself and develop a plan for your career.

Compulsive Gambling Help – Our psychiatric nurse practitioner is a certified gambling and substance abuse counselor and vice chairman of the Mississippi Council on Problem Gambling. He is specially trained to help clients with co-occurring gambling addiction.

Mindfulness – You’ll regularly engage in mindfulness techniques that help bring you back to the here and now. Mindfulness approaches might include relaxation therapy, meditation or guided meditation walks.

Fun Outings – It might be hard to imagine now, but you’ll learn that sobriety can be fun and fulfilling. We have engaging activities on campus like volleyball, basketball and social gatherings. When clinically appropriate, you’ll travel off campus with staff to participate in bowling, picnics at parks, movies or other outings. This also helps you practice being out in everyday life.


Learn more about our therapies and approaches. Call us: 844-242-0036


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