Clay Cutts, L.C.S.W. | 2014 April

April, 2014

 

Alcohol addiction is THE ONLY problem that sufferers have to be convinced that they have before treatment can begin. Many alcoholic women and men stop drinking only after enduring SIGNIFICANT suffering. Countless times I asked myself “how can I stop drinking?” because I knew that I had a problem. This is crazy because even after I understood the effects of alcohol on the body, stopping drinking was nearly impossible. Alcohol …

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  Finding true alcohol addiction recovery means that I have to fundamentally change how I think and act. <i>Every time I take a sober breath, I’m like a fish out of water.</i> ~Anonymous All else being equal, I would drink! My natural inclinations are to drink, avoid responsibility, treat people badly, lie, cheat and steal. I naturally live a life that looks like an advertisement for the seven deadly sins. …

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Terrifying new research shows alcohol abuse rampant among students and military personnel. Anyone can suffer from alcoholism. Recently, dual diagnosis treatment centers are reporting “higher than average” rates of alcohol withdrawal among college students and members of the military. Certain groups are simply expected to drink more than others. When we think of hard-partying occupations most of us can rattle off our favorites. Television and novels portray the hard working …

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