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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 is easily treatable and a joy to discover.

When drug affected, it is impossible to imagine the joy of living without inebriation. A few days sober and clean helps us to see the better life that is available if we follow a few siimple suggestions.

Doc Pete

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Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while.

Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while. Knowing and teaching what you do't know can lead to painful failure.

Doc Pete

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A quick apology can mend the broken harms to others.

It costs some pride but is still inexpensive.

Doc Pete

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Words can cut relationships but forgiveness can mend the wounds.

Our program teaches us how to mend the broken harms to others.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement.

Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement. Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

Doc Pete

 

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Spiritual growth, living honestly and with true intent to be useful to God and others is the goal of life.

Our very lives depend on constant thought of others (Alcoholics Anonymous, 1939.)

Doc Pete

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Recovery means surrender, not fight.

I would rather be beaten and be a man, than be elected and be a little puppy dog. Davy Crocket 

 

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Open-mindedness is akin to a breath of fresh air on a dry day.

Whether in politics, education, business or recovery, an open mind can only lead to cooperation and wisdom.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!!

Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!! Recovery is much better than being wasted.

Doc Pete

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Addiction recovery is so much better than suffering from the pain and loss.

Recovery is the entry into a life beyond compare.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction is attainable.

Recovery from addiction is very attainable . The experts have been there.  Find them at 12 step meetings.

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Focus on solution, not problems.

We can solve problems when sober and clean. When intoxicated, we focus on making problems.

Doc Pete

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Addiction treatment is relevant. Blasting President Trump is not.

Let's focus on solutions, not contempt.

Doc Pete

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Start each day with gratitude and empathy. It's a 'low risk' proposition.

Ask God for this each morning.

This will lead to continued stable recovery.

Doc Pete

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Let's focus on solutions to problems like addiction and not create chaos by focusing on manufactured problems or projected complaints.

Addiction is highly treatable by those who have treated themselves, not those who don't know how to treat t. It takes years to understand the solution and be able to reach addicts. Throwing money and drugs at addiction makes it much worse. Call me for the solution. Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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The drug/alcohol problem is treatable.

It will take a synthesis of good, stable, sober people working together with integrity to arrest the opiate problem

Doc Pete

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Recovering people, law, honest treatment professionals and families can arrest the opiate problem.

It will take a synthesis of these people working together with integrity. Greed and power have no place in treatment.

 

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31 years sober and clean this month and 'lovin' it'. Life is good today!

Got a beautiful card from my 98 year old mother and loving sister. There's nothing like family unity. It's all possible through vigiilent recovery. I'm so grateful.

Doc Pete

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Opiate addiction is best treated by other opiate addicts, not more drugs.

Addiction is a disease. Abstinence is the answer.

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Having a chance to get sober is a miracle.

Talk to a sober person. Ask!  

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