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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Effective recovery from addiction begins with motivation based on consequences, pain and loss.

Getting sober and clean because of a desire to get the job back or keep the wife is temporary. Lasting recovery begins with surrender due to a severe beating.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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The addiction problem perpetuates itself because we don't publicize recovery. We support drinking and drug behavior.

Addiction must be brought out into the open and not just mentioned when there is an overdose. We must publicize the solution and the joys of sobriety.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Enabling protects the family from the truth. Shielding an alcoholic is deadly.

When parents unintentionally protects their child from an alcoholic consequence, the behavior is rewarded and reoccurs. This results in a reinfrcing of the sick mindset that intoxication is justified and can be repeated. No consequences mean no change.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction is chronic. Treatment is a daily program taught by survivors.

I work with many addicts and alcoholics who cut back or quit in their earlier years and then have a serious problem when they get out of control two, three, five or ten years later. They are not aware of the choinicity of addiction. It requires daily treatment taught by twelve step members who teach vigilance, consistency and model the joy of doing this.

Doc Pete

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Lack of Power is trying. Just got power back after IRMA.

The storm tested my love and tolerance. At 72 years old, I still can have peace within the storm, just not all the time

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When the enablers stop, the addict/alcoholic cannot continue abusing.

The enablers shield the person from the motivation to stop. This is not intentional. This supposedly relieves the stress from the family and the addict. However, it allows the person to continue to abuse because others are making it comfortable.

Dr. P. Butkins

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Staying sober in a storm is possible and easier if you're in addiction recovery.

We can find 'peace within the storm' (Alcoholics anonymous, 1939).

Doc Pete

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Cannabis dangerous for suggestible youth. Adults shouldn't co-sign it's harmful use.

Families should teach Unity and speak out against intoxication and drug abuse.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Normal drinkers/pot users get sense of ease and comfort. Addicts/alcoholics get tragedy.

One in about ten is an addict anywhere you go. We cannot drink or or use drugs safely. End of story.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Like alcohol, about 1 in 10 of our kids is going to be a victim of pot addiction. Let's not make it easy.

Our children rely on us to show them the right path. They do what we do. We must teach the truth about addiction. We are obligated to teach values, love for others and for God. 

Doc Pete

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Like alcohol, about 1 in 10 of our kids is going to be a victim of pot addiction.

Our children are suggestible. Look at what has happened with alcohol. Kids drink because the message is that it's ok, it's legal. Conversely, the message with cigarettes is that it's lethal. They know this and fewer are smoking.

Let's protect our kids, not our job security, not our pocket books.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins. LMT

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Colorado a mess after passing recreational marijuana law. There's a new drug dealer in town.

Colorado has seen an increase in marijuana related traffic deaths, poison control calls, and emergency room visits. 

The marijuana black market has increased in Colorado, not decreased. And, numerous Colorado marijuana regulators have been indicted for corruption.

In 2012, we were promised funds from marijuana taxes would benefit our communities, particularly schools. Dr. Harry Bull, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools, one of the largest school districts in the state, said, "So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana."

 

Jeff Hunt, Opinion contributorPublished 7:00 a.m. ET Aug. 7, 2017 | Updated 2:06 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2017 USA Today 09-04-2017.

Let's find out the truth. Our children are at high risk.

THEY ARE SUGGESTIBLE 

and

BEING INFLUENCED BY THE MEDIA WITH INACCURATE INFORMATION!

Doc Pete.

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Marijuana related deaths increase by 87% in Colorado.

There was an 87 percent increase in drivers testing positive for marijuana who were involved in fatal crashes from 2013 to 2015. The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact Vol. 4/September 2016.

The above statistic was taken from a report by Colorado's Dept. of Public Safety:

 

Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Research and Statistics, “Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings/A Report Pursuant to Senate Bill 13-283,” March 2016 

 

How about a call to action? What about our children? They are suggestible!

What about our future? It is important!!

 

How do we stop the greed and power mongering that drives this legislation? We speak out against it. I don't debate with drug affected, rigid drug users but I will have a voice.

Join me and My Freedom Quest on the journey to a healthy World.

 

Doc Pete

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Addiction recovery means a complete personality change over time.

Recovery takes much prayer and work on self.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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In recovery, we learn to laugh again.

Addiction recovery means that we accept ourselves as broken, work on mending by making up for the harm done to others and help other addicts/alcoholics to live again. We learn to see our addiction as a means to peace and usefulness - fulfillment.

Doc Pete

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Alcoholism still runs rampant in the United States.

About 43% of U.S. adults, 76 million people, have had alcoholism in the family. www.alcoholism-statistics.com/family-statistics (2013). 

Over the decades, it always comes back to alcoholism.

Doc Pete

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Addiction treatment is possible. Tell your story!

Let others know what you and God and family and 12 step members have accomplished. Tell them how it works!!!

Bog on this site and share your experience so others can get hope.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction entails much work in the mainstream of life where consequences can teach.

Addicts and alcoholics have to learn from pain and loss. There is no other way.

Doc Pete

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Addiction education is vital; addiction analysis is deadly.

Intellectualizing and rationalizing are old defense mechanisms that keep up in the dark, away from the pain of the consequences of our abusive actions when high or in active addiction. Good thinking must be learned from those who have 'been there.' Our old thinking must be replaced with health thoughts of the joy that comes when sober and clean.

Doc Pete

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Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

To stay sober and clean, we must be useful to God and others. Enhancement of our spiritual lives is necessary.

Doc Pete

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