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

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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 use disorder in an individual. Nearly 7.9 million adults in the United States have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, according to the SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The rate at which co-occurring disorders occur among those with substance use disorders is extremely high. …

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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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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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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 …

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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 and men stop drinking only after enduring SIGNIFICANT suffering. Countless times I asked myself “how can I stop drinking?” because I knew that I had a problem. This is crazy because even after I understood the effects of alcohol on the body, stopping drinking was nearly impossible. Alcohol …

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