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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.

Addiction Treatment - Keep Trying!!!

 

Never give up. Make a decision that you will get sober and clean. Sometimes, when there is resistance, you simply have to do the best that you can until you are ready to be coached.

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Do not be ashamed of your addiction/alcoholism or your addict/alcoholic.

 

No one asks for addiction/alcoholism. We do not put this n our career goal list. What is important is to work on the solution. Go to Meetings to learn how.

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Sober and Stable!

 

Stability is the goal. To come back from hell and become spiritually, psychologically, socially, and physically fit takes a clear head, drug free, and time.

#SundayMorning #addiction #goodsunday #recoveries #theretreat@TheRetreatUCF

 

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Addiction eventually involves using to get relief from the problems caused by using.

 

Some people use because they need relief from abuse issues, loss... However, they will seek other means to cope when the drugs and/or alcohol no longer work. They will stop! The addict/alcoholic cannot unless he or she enters recovery.

There is no magic pill to help with years of built up guilt. shame. anger, fear and sadness let alone the shock of waking up to find you have these feelings. Recovery means much work. It is worth it and easier than the slow death of addiction.

Trust the recovery from addiction process!

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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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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