Clay Cutts, L.M.S.W. | 2014 September

September, 2014

 

Know something funny about drug treatment? Even though it is often the solution, we may not know what the real problem is. If we have a drug habit, those drugs are the most obvious problem in our lives. Sometimes we can’t see the forest (the real problem) for the trees (the drugs). I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police. ~Keith Richards Even the poster …

Read More
 

Hi there. If anyone reading this is “In love” with an addict, I can honestly say, “I know how you feel.” I too, at one point had a heroin addicted boyfriend. I am 22 years old and only a couple years back, helped him come to the realization that he was an addict. It took so much time and effort to get him to admit to me what all he …

Read More
 

Dying for a Drink, by Anderson Spickard and┬áBarbara Thompson   Alcoholism is a family disease. That is what any addiction treatment professional worth his salt will tell you. In their book, Dying for a Drink: What you and your family should know about Alcoholism, Anderson Spickard and Barbara Thompson show that alcoholic drinking may be more destructive to the family unit than ever believed. The Effect of Alcoholic Drinking on …

Read More
 

Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic, by Dr. Drew Pinsky Even today, addiction treatment is a topic commonly discussed in hushed tones. Unfair or not, being an addicted person carries a significant stigma in modern society. Alcoholism and other addictions are not considered appropriate for ‘polite’ company. How then does someone come to understand addiction? I know of two ways…live the life on an addict or live …

Read More
 

Faith on a Sticky Note, by Mark McKinney   Dying from Alcoholism is ugly business. It’s tempting to think that you get drunk, go to sleep, and never wake up. I’m afraid it’s not that pleasant! An alcoholic death is slow and painful…not only for the patient, but for the loved ones who must watch helplessly. In his book, Faith on a Sticky Note, author Mark McKinney paints this grim …

Read More