Clay Cutts, L.C.S.W. | quit drinking cold turkey

quit drinking cold turkey

 

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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How much time does a non-alcoholic spend thinking about alcohol? Not as much as a problem drinker, that’s for sure. By the time most enter an alcohol treatment program for their drinking problem they are consumed by thoughts of alcohol. They may be proud of themselves because they didn’t drink during the workday. Part of the reason for the lack of drinking was likely related to having a major hang over during the first few …

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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 term “quit drinking cold turkey“, or more specifically “cold turkey” has it’s origin in addiction withdrawal. The phrase describes the skin’s reaction to heroin withdrawal. As an addict stops using the drug, blood is drawn toward the internal organs, thereby leaving the skin to resemble a cold, plucked turkey. Though the same physiological symptoms do not appear when we quit drinking cold turkey, some dangers should be considered. The …

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