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

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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 sobriety over the long-term requires learning new skills, taking a few steps forward and possibly a few steps back. They call it “the road to recovery” because on your journey of sobriety you might experience peaks and valleys, quick turns and long straight-aways, and ups and downs. In …

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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. “I don’t know. As many as it takes I guess.” Before I found a good alcohol treatment program, alcohol was a central part of my life. I drank most days and got drunk almost every time I drank. All of my friends drank like me so nothing seemed …

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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 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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I answered the phone and a man’s voice asked nervously, “My name is Joe.  Can I make an appointment to come see you?” “Why don’t you tell me a little bit about what’s going on?” I offered. Joe went on to briefly tell me about his problem with anger and how it was negatively impacting his life.  We set up an appointment for the next week.  When we met I …

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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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“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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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.

 

Faith on a Sticky Note, by Mark McKinney   Dying from Alcoholism is ugly business. It’s tempting to think that you get drunk, go to sleep, and never wake up. I’m afraid it’s not that pleasant! An alcoholic death is slow and painful…not only for the patient, but for the loved ones who must watch helplessly. In his book, Faith on a Sticky Note, author Mark McKinney paints this grim …

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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 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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