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

May, 2016

 

Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individuals ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship.  In a word, codependency means being addicted to another person or to a relationship. “Codependency is not about a relationship with an addict, it is the absence of relationship with self.” ~Terry Kellogg Addicted to an Addict For our purposes, codependency means someone has an unhealthy, addictive, relationship with an addict …

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When I think of addictive behaviors, the first thing that comes to my mind is drugs.  Alcohol is a close second.  In reality…we can be addicted to just about anything that changes how we feel. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~Carl Jung Dr. Jung is correct…all forms of addictive behaviors, and there are many, are bad. What Happened …

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For most people, sober living is natural. But, what about those of us who were born with that “addiction” gene? We have to learn how to live a sober life. Despite our efforts to make everything complicated, sober living is simple and can be broken down into some measurable steps. 1. Ask For Help I know it’s hard to do…it was for me anyway. I was successful in most parts …

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I didn’t get into trouble every time I drank, but every time I got into trouble I had been drinking. This revelation, which I had early in my alcohol treatment program, is one of the key reasons I call myself “alcoholic”. I was one of the lucky ones who drank alcoholically for years but never lost my job. I later realized that I had been very close to getting fired. …

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