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

Alcoholism

 

Not every drinker needs alcohol treatment. In fact, the majority of people who use alcohol do so in moderation and in a healthy manner. Even fairly heavy drinkers may not necessarily need treatment. But, a certain percentage of the population struggles with alcohol and needs to seek help to deal with the problem.   Which brings us to the BIG question… How can you tell if you are one of …

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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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It’s hard to think ” teen alcoholism” when looking at a happy healthy young man or woman. It’s much easier to think about vibrant, well-adjusted student athletes with a glorious future ahead of them. The fact is that some people are born with the disease of alcoholism (or at least a predisposition for it). When one of these people starts drinking in their teens you get…well a teenage alcoholic. The …

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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? Hopefully your holiday season is all joy, warmth and kindness. But, if Mom drinks too much or if Dad is struggling with prescription pain pills, this time of year may conjure a less pleasant image. When a loved-one is actively using drugs or abusing alcohol the holidays are …

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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 away from drugs and/or alcohol if they have become a problem for you, it’s important to understand the risks involved. Just like anything else, there is a right way and a wrong way to get sober. Get involved in the conversation by leaving your comments and questions below. …

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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 life! Enjoy the video.  I look forward to your comments below.

 

I am an alcoholic. I enjoyed drinking and only quit when the pain of drinking outweighed the pleasure of getting drunk. For many of us it is financial trouble, loss of a job, threats from a spouse, or legal trouble. The difference between guys like me and some other guys is that whenever I quit, I always started back again. My dry periods were brief and marked by a compulsive …

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