Alcohol & Drugs Treatment Assessment and Counseling
Clayton Lee is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the State of Texas, and is also certified in key areas where individuals recovering from addiction need special attention, such as Stress Reduction, Anger Counseling, Meditation Instruction, Grief Counseling, and effectively dealing with and managing Co-Occurring Disorders.
How much do you know about how alcohol (and/or drugs) affects your brain, body and organs?
Do you really know how your spouse, family, friends and co-workers see you when you drink (and/or use drugs)?
During sessions, clients learn new tools to raise their awareness of themselves, their addiction(s), and others, to help them become the people they truly want to be.
Hypnosis, guided meditation, and music are also used to help move clients to making a personal decision and declaration to abandon alcohol and drugs as ‘problem solvers’, to live and accept their life free of mind altering substances.
Clayton Lee has been active in personal recovery for well over three decades, thoroughly understands the disease of addiction – from clinical and personal perspectives, and how addictions create many diverse roadblocks & challenges for individuals, families, couples, and employers.
Problems With Alcohol or Receive Counseling to For Many Reasons
- 1. Health Concerns – Liver, Pancreas, Brain, Heart, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Etc.
- 2. Relationships – Spouse, loved one, or other family members concerns
- 3. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
- 4. Job/career concerns and employment drug screens (regular or random)
- 5. Anger or Grief Issues
- 6. Legal Consequences – current and pending
- 7. Getting married
- 8. Recent, pending or possible divorce
- 9. Doctor, Psychiatrist or Therapist recommendation
- 10. Improve grades – high school, college and post graduate
- 11. Pregnancy
- 12. Learn to meditate effectively
- 13. Peer group pressures
- 14. Mental Health Concerns
- 15. Enjoy life again, or more – find greater inner peace, joy & happiness
Clean & Sober Individuals Come to Clayton Lee Counseling Services
Learn a wonderful and highly effective Meditation Practice to:
- 1. Reduce stress & anxiety
- 3. Reduce and Eliminate Stress Issues
- 4. Address Anger or Grief Issues
- 5. Stop smoking – tobacco cessation treatment
- 6. Hypnosis
- 7. Prevent Relapse
- 8. Receive Chemical Dependency (Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco) Education
- Recognize, learn and use gifts & breakthroughs that accompany life breakdowns
- 9. Increase Spirituality
- 10. Learn new tools in working the 12 Steps
Cleveland Clinic: Six Surprising Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Body – Not Just Your Liver
Drinking gives your body work to do that keeps it from other processes. Once you take a drink, your body makes metabolizing it a priority — above processing anything else. Unlike proteins, carbohydrates and fats, your body doesn’t have a way to store alcohol, so it has to move to the front of the metabolizing line. This is why it affects your liver, as it’s your liver’s job to detoxify and remove alcohol from your blood.
Abusing alcohol causes bacteria to grow in your gut, which can eventually migrate through the intestinal wall and into the liver, leading to liver damage.
Too much is bad for your heart. It can cause the heart to become weak (cardiomyopathy) and have an irregular beat pattern (arrhythmias). It also puts people at higher risk for developing high blood pressure.
People can develop pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, from alcohol abuse.
Drinking too much puts you at risk for some cancers, such as cancer of the mouth, esophagus, throat, liver and breast.
It can affect your immune system. If you drink every day, or almost every day, you might notice that you catch colds, flu or other illnesses more frequently than people who don’t drink. This is because alcohol can weaken the immune system and make the body more susceptible to infections.
RELATED: What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Your Health
Your liver heads up alcohol breakdown process
When you drink, here’s what happens in your liver, where alcohol metabolism takes place.
Your liver detoxifies and removes alcohol from the blood through a process known as oxidation. Once the liver finishes the process, alcohol becomes water and carbon dioxide. If alcohol accumulates in the system, it can destroy cells and, eventually, organs. Oxidative metabolism prevents this.
But when you’ve ingested too much alcohol for your liver to process in a timely manner, the toxic substance begins to take its toll on your body, starting with your liver. “The oxidative metabolism of alcohol generates molecules that inhibit fat oxidation in the liver and, subsequently, can lead to a condition known as fatty liver,” says Dr. Menon.
Fatty liver, early stage alcoholic liver disease, develops in about 90 percent of people who drink more than one and a half to two ounces of alcohol per day. So, if you drink that much or more on most days of the week, you probably have fatty liver. Continued alcohol use leads to liver fibrosis and, finally, cirrhosis.
The good news is that fatty liver is usually completely reversible in about four to six weeks if you completely abstain from drinking alcohol. Cirrhosis, on the other hand, is irreversible and likely to lead to liver failure despite abstinence from alcohol, according to Dr. Menon.
If you drink heavily, see your doctor immediately if you notice a yellow tinge to your skin, feel pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen or experience unexplained weight loss.
If you believe alcohol and/or drug use may be putting you, someone you love, and/or a relationship at risk, contact Clayton Lee Counseling Services today. There is a better life, come and revive your hope, find a solution. Take positive action – call today.
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