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

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Money leads to power…no doubt about it.  Every powerful person or entity uses money to acquire and wield power…politicians, governments, churches, entertainers, …

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When I was a kid, my father always named cars.  He had a name for his Cadillac, a name for my mother’s …

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Victory happens before the winning shot is launched into the air.  In fact, it happens way before the game ever begins. When …

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines co-occurring disorders as the coexistence of both a mental health and substance …

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Money isn’t real! Well I guess it’s real in that it’s not a figment of my imagination. But the money we carry …

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Sober living is a process, not a one-time event. Yes, you might decide in one moment to get sober. But to maintain …

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Let’s face it…computer-based games are a part of our lives.  From the Mom who spends an hour per week playing Candy Crush …

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Well, maybe for an hour or so…Is it a good solution in the long run? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a …

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Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individuals ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship.  In a word, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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“How many of those are you going to drink?” she asked me as I got yet another beer out of the refrigerator. …

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How much time does a non-alcoholic spend thinking about alcohol? Not as much as a problem drinker, that’s for sure. By the …

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“I’m not an alcoholic because of how much I drank…I’m an alcoholic because of what alcohol did to me.” This old saying …

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Not every drinker needs alcohol treatment. In fact, the majority of people who use alcohol do so in moderation and in a …

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I answered the phone and a man’s voice asked nervously, “My name is Joe.  Can I make an appointment to come see …

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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 …

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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 …

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Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. Addicted to an …

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It’s hard to think ” teen alcoholism” when looking at a happy healthy young man or woman. It’s much easier to think …

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When you think of “the holidays” do you picture shiny packages, warm hugs from seldom-seen relatives and satisfying visits with cherished friends? …

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Prescription drug addiction means taking a prescription medication that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons or in dosages …

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So many addicts keep using drugs and/or alcohol long after they know they need to stop.  In my practice I always …

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Often I’m asked about the safety and wisdom of quitting drinking cold turkey by my clients. While I fully support staying …

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The new year is a great time to reboot your life.  I challenge you to make 2015 the best year of your …

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Know something funny about drug treatment? Even though it is often the solution, we may not know what the real problem is. …

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Hi there. If anyone reading this is “In love” with an addict, I can honestly say, “I know how you feel.” I …

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Dying for a Drink, by Anderson Spickard and Barbara Thompson   Alcoholism is a family disease. That is what any addiction treatment professional …

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Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic, by Dr. Drew Pinsky Even today, addiction treatment is a topic commonly discussed …

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Faith on a Sticky Note, by Mark McKinney   Dying from Alcoholism is ugly business. It’s tempting to think that you get …

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Alcohol addiction is THE ONLY problem that sufferers have to be convinced that they have before treatment can begin. Many alcoholic women …

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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 …

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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 …

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Computer addiction may sound like so much nonsense to most people. Those people roll their eyes when we talk about the dangers …

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Online Gaming Addiction: Recreational Hobby or Dangerous Addiction? Is online gaming addiction a real thing? It depends on who you ask! How …

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Video game addiction may sound far-fetched to some people. Recent research has shown that chemicals in the brain such as endorphins …

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In Tradition Five, Alcoholics Anonymous admonishes that, “Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still …

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As a rule, Alcoholics Anonymous does not get involved with other organizations. This is defined by Tradition six which says that, “An …

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Tradition seven of the Alcoholics Anonymous program says that “Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” As a rule, AA …

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Tradition eight mandates that Alcoholics Anonymous will never have a “professional” class. The tradition says, “Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but …

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Tradition nine of the Alcoholics Anonymous program says that “A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or …

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“Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.” This is tradition …

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Dual addiction refers to a person who has two distinct addictions. Though the term can refer to two separate drugs, it more …

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In my experience, sober living requires some hard work, but it is TOTALLY worth it! In the eternal words of Mr. Ozzy …

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Newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous are usually introduced to the first of the twelve steps on their very first visit to the group. …

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Alcoholics Anonymous prescribes 12 simple steps as the solution to the problem of alcoholism. By working these steps with a qualified sponsor, …

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Have you ever tried to quit drinking and had trouble doing so? Or are you one of those people who can knock …

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The term “quit drinking cold turkey“, or more specifically “cold turkey” has it’s origin in addiction withdrawal. The phrase describes the skin’s …

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I am an alcoholic. I enjoyed drinking and only quit when the pain of drinking outweighed the pleasure of getting drunk. For …

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I’m an alcoholic…no doubt about it. Don’t worry, my drinking days are long behind me at this point. I often say I’m …

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My small group from church started working through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University last night. Of course I screwed up and got …

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