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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Dr. Peter Butkins, LMFT, LCAP, LMHC, CAP, BCC has over 45 years in the addiction and mental health counseling fields. His expertise is based on personal, professional and academic experiences. Having owned and directed two treatment centers, he has experience as clinical director/supervisor as well as with direct services, providing individual treatment and facilitating recovery groups and family treatment services. Being a seasoned therapist, consultant, teacher and author on addiction, Dr. Butkins is dedicated to arresting the chemical dependence problem. His current publications include Tried and True Methods to get Sober, and Clean, Tried and True Ways to get Your Child Sober and Clean and Sober and Separated.

Drug/alcohol abusers quit drugs and alcohol. Addicts do not. Get an accurate diagnosis.

 

When abusive drug/alcohol use creates consequences, the abuser quits because it is not relieving pain. The addict keeps abusing because of loss of control and cravings. This information will give you a start on how to treat the problem.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Happy Sober Mother's and Wife's Day!

 

Here's to all the Mom's who have prayed for their addicted children. You know who you are! God bless you!

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Programs should have integrity.

 

When choosing a recovery program, look for an 'abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals' rule. Otherwise, it is not an abstinence recovery program.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Regarding Addiction Treatment - Follow the successful Leader.

 

Always trust the thinking of someone who is sober and clean a long time and is giving of his or her time.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Above all other goals - Do not drink or drug to cope!!!


If you are an addict/alcoholic, getting high will result in failure. When sober and clean, our problems are temporary and solvable.


Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Trust the recovery from addiction process!

 

 

 

There comes a time when you really, really don't want to go back. Work for this!

 

Never say never to Recovery from Addiction!

 

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Never say never to Recovery from Addiction!

 

There comes a time when you really, really don't want to go back. Work for this!

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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No matter what happens do not drink or drug!!!

 

When in solid recovery mode my first year, I found an amazing revelation. I did not have to go back to that HELL ON EARTH no matter what. That's not luck. That's GOD!

 

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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When properly directed, the family of the addict/alcoholic creates acceptance instead of resistance.

 

The family is the motivator. The secret to successful addiction recovery is to motivate the addict/alcoholic to desire help.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Family Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction can do wonders.

 

The family is the best source of leverage for motivating an addict alcoholic to treatment. What is more unmanageable that breaking your loved one's heart?

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Addiction treatment should not cost a fortune.

 

My Freedom Quest will work out the finances if there is strong motivation to comply with Dr. Butkins' guidelines.

 

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Drug/Alcohol Direction - Avoid distractions from 'real recovery'.

Surrender and spirituality have to come first. Do the STEPS. All else will follow!

 

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Happy New Year from My Freedom Quest

 

Make this year drug and alcohol free. Ask me how.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Drug/Alcohol Treatment - Get up one more time!!!

 

Don't let this disease get you. Join the successful recovering team!

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Addiction treatment should be reasonable.

 

Staying sober and clean in the mainstream (outpatient) of life is essential. Call me for more. I don't turn down anyone if they are motivated.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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You deserve to be sober and clean!

 

Find the recovering people and correct the area(s) that is keeping you drunk or high. Recovering people will know. If still stuck, call me.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Addiction treatment should not cost a fortune.

 

There is reasonably priced treatment at My Freedom Quest.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Merry Christmas! The best gift is to be sober and clean.

 

Celebrate with a sober and clean day!!!

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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The Gift of Recovery - Sober and Clean!

 

A true and joyous gift for the addict/alcoholic and the family.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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The Best Christmas Gift - Sober and Clean.

 

It's never too late to stop. All it takes is surrender to begin a life of Peace.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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