Clay Cutts, L.M.S.W. | 2016 March

March, 2016

 

I answered the phone and a man’s voice asked nervously, “My name is Joe.  Can I make an appointment to come see you?” “Why don’t you tell me a little bit about what’s going on?” I offered. Joe went on to briefly tell me about his problem with anger and how it was negatively impacting his life.  We set up an appointment for the next week.  When we met I …

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Drug Addiction Hurts Users, Kills Families! Drug addiction, in it’s most basic sense, is a dependence on a street drug or a medication. When you’re addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. You may want to quit, but find they you can’t do so …

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“Sobriety” is a term we toss around pretty freely.  But what does it really mean?  For me, sobriety means being able to park my wife’s mini van without making a total ass of myself. It’s easy to think of sobriety as the simple absence of alcohol, but I think there is much more to it. I was a heavy drinker most of my life, starting in high school. I partied …

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