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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Bring your own car to an event or use Uber. Have an Uber account set up and bring a credit card. Leave when you are done for whatever reason. Protect your recovery!

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time.                                                                   

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Marijuana is also called wacky weed.

 

THC does not leave the body like alcohol. Cannabis stays in the system and lodges in the receptor sites of the brain. It interferes with memory and reason.

 

Bad idea!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Gift of Grace!!!

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Get through the Holidays ODAT 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Marijuana is not a gateway drug It is a drug!

Pot is also called wacky weed.

1. I do not want my kids doing it.2. I do not want my country doing it.

3. I do not want politicians, educators and busniessmen making decisions about America using drug affected brains. 

4.THC does not leave the body like alcohol. Cannabis stays in the system and lodges in the receptor sites of the brain. It interferes with memory and reason. 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Blessing!!!

 

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Have a connection, a direct line, with solid sobriety. Keep that

feeling of belonging because you do.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alkathons. If something works this good do more of it, not less. Go until you want to go.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Treasure!!!

 

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alcathons.

Allow yourself to relax and take the Holidays as a series of days that you can get through "one day at a time." Best Wishes,    

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

 

Watch for overconfidence. Confidence comes from working a daily program of recovery:  pray, go to meetings, talk to others, have quiet time and pray. However, avoid knowing everything.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

Watch for old thinking such as, "I can handle it..." or "it's the holiday..." or "I'll stop at two..."

Remember, "One is too many and ten is not enough." You can't get drunk or high if you don't take the first one.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

Pent up feelings that have been building for years can make the first year uncomfortable. Remember to talk, vent, share and unload therapeutically. This may be new yet well worth it because it is healing. Help-seeking behavior is a MUST in recovery. Self-disclosure is a close second.

Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

 

Many times unresolved grief emerges during the holiday season.

Grieving is very painful for a recovering person in early recovery. Pent up feelings that have been building for years can make the loss seem unbearable. Remember to talk, vent, share and unload therapeutically. This may be new and well worth it because it is healing. Help-seeking behavior is a MUST in recovery. Self-disclosure is a close second.

Reality takes some getting 'used to' but you will learn from this experience to grieve in a healing way. Remember, "This too shall Pass." Don't drink or drug and you can be there for self and others.

Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

 

If you go to the party or event, bring your car or have Uber on speed dial.

Protect you recovery. Put the drink or drug abuse off until tomorrow. Stay sober and clean today. Talk about the craving at a meeting.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

If in doubt, don't go to the event!!!

Protect your recovery.

GIVE you and your family a sober and clean holiday!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a great opportunity.

 

We don't have to get sober and clean - We get to do it.

Get the first year in with a good addiction therapist who has 'been there' and you will uncover most of the traps that take you back. Involve family to help you stay honest, accountable and loved. If you fall, use the experience to correct whatever is not working and keep going.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Let's protect our families. Call Dr. Butkins at (407) 786-1913. Free phone consult.

Drug Abuse

 

Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

Claire Hansen | Nov. 21, 2017

A new report indicates drug, alcohol and suicide-related deaths ballooned in the past decade and will continue to trend up in the years to come.

 

 
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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

               

Recovery is work. However, the good news is that it's good work, the pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A SOBER HOLIDAY!!!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

 

P.S. Bring your own car to parties. Leave when you want; protect you recovery.

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Miracle!!!

We keep getting representatives who talk about addiction but have not been there, have not studied it and don't understand it. The experts have been on the streets and come back from hell. They know addiction inside and out. They have beaten it and are sober and clean for years.

 These recovering people still keep it arrested by living and practicing a spiritual way of life; not religious but spiritual, doing the right things and developing character.  They have felt the pain deeply because they were not protected from their "bottom" and thus became motivated to do the work that recovery entails. This result is truly a miracle. You can trust anything these people say about recovery from addiction.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a rare present - Few get it.

Put recovery, meetings, steps, sponsor.. FIRST and you will get back or get to keep the job, money, family, play or a relationship.

Learn from me and not the disease and its pain. Be wise and learn from watching, listening and reading.

Recovery is work, However, the good news is that it's good work, pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A SOBER HOLIDAY!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude is the key to unlock the door of happiness!

Gratitude is an action word. When we are helping others, we are not thinking of ourselves. The mind can only think one thought. When helping another, we are thinking nothing of ourselves and can simply feel good about the other person getting help.

'When you run out of things to be grateful for, start being grateful for the things for which you are not grateful.' - Lyn Kelly (Grow Institute, 2016).

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Better Way of LIFE!!!

 

Recovery meetings will bring Hope if you work for it. Put about 30% of the effort that you put into drinking and/or drugging. Prioritize recovery and you will get things back. Put job, money, family, play or a relationship in front of your recovery and you will lose the job, money, family, play or a relationship. 

Put recovery, meetings, steps, sponsor.. first and you will get back or get to keep the job, money, family, play or a relationship.

Learn from me and not the disease and its pain. Be wise and learn from watching, listening and reading.

The good news - It's good work, pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

P.S. Recovery is a JOY!

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