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Addiction Recovery is much better and easier than using.

Let's work toward an educated remedy for treating addicts which includes a spiritual approach and not a pill. Recovery is a blessing and life becomes a joy without drugs and alcohol.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913           

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The Myth of medicating Addicts/Alcoholics.

 Prescription drug abuse is rampant. We should be cautious when giving medication to those who have no control over their intake. Rigorous family work must be performed in order to structure the use of needed medication for addicts. Let's work toward an educated remedy for treating addicts which includes a spiritual approach and not a pill.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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Enabling occurs when the addict/alcoholic is shielded from the consequences needed to recover.

It is usually unintentional. Do not shield him or her from the consequences as this is what motivates him or her to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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Total abstinence gives the addict/alcoholic a chance to recover from the damage.

 

Do not shield him from the consequences as this is what motivates him to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building.

Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building. Total abstinence gives the addict/alcoholic a chance to recover from the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical damge he has done by giving up the devious ways and then paying back for the harm he or she has done. This usually takes many months and should be done in the mainstream of life.

Addicts/alcoholics must want to get sober and clean because of their severe pain and loss. Then there is much work to do. Ideally, this is done with and by those who have 'been there' in the Twelve Step programs. It is beneficial to be mentored by a good therapist as the addict/alcoholic goes through the first year or two. A personal trusting relationship with a good therapist who has been there and a good outpatient group can save the person from the old self.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins                                                                           

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