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

sober living

 

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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When I think of addictive behaviors, the first thing that comes to my mind is drugs.  Alcohol is a close second.  In reality…we can be addicted to just about anything that changes how we feel. “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” ~Carl Jung Dr. Jung is correct…all forms of addictive behaviors, and there are many, are bad. What Happened …

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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 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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In my experience, sober living requires some hard work, but it is TOTALLY worth it! In the eternal words of Mr. Ozzy Osbourne, “Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.” Um…thanks Ozzy.  That was…profound.  Yes, being sober on a bus IS different than being drunk on a bus just as… Going to work sober is totally different than going to work drunk. …

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