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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Mercy!!!

 

Go to Holiday events with other recovering people. Watch for overconfidence. Protect your gift.

 

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Bring your own car to an event or use Uber. Have an Uber account set up and bring a credit card. Leave when you are done for whatever reason. Protect your recovery!

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time.                                                                   

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Gift of Grace!!!

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Get through the Holidays ODAT 

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alkathons. If something works this good do more of it, not less. Go until you want to go.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Treasure!!!

 

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alcathons.

Allow yourself to relax and take the Holidays as a series of days that you can get through "one day at a time." Best Wishes,    

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Present!!!

Watch for old thinking such as, "I can handle it..." or "it's the holiday..." or "I'll stop at two..."

Remember, "One is too many and ten is not enough." You can't get drunk or high if you don't take the first one.

 

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Better Way of LIFE!!!

 

Recovery meetings will bring Hope if you work for it. Put about 30% of the effort that you put into drinking and/or drugging. Prioritize recovery and you will get things back. Put job, money, family, play or a relationship in front of your recovery and you will lose the job, money, family, play or a relationship. 

Put recovery, meetings, steps, sponsor.. first and you will get back or get to keep the job, money, family, play or a relationship.

Learn from me and not the disease and its pain. Be wise and learn from watching, listening and reading.

The good news - It's good work, pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

P.S. Recovery is a JOY!

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Gift!!!

 

The change from active addiction back to life is astounding. A recent study suggested that, given enough time in recovery, the reversal/healing of the brain and body can be significant. Recovery is really easier than you think and is a joy. Drug free recovery works; the problem is highly treatable. #SundayMorning #addiction

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913                               

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - The Addiction Mind vs the Sober Mind.

Recovering alcoholics and addicts think "I never had it this good."

Active or untreated alcoholics and addicts think " I'm not hurting anyone but myself."

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction recovery redirections - Recovery is NEW, not difficult.

The key to new habits is going to meetings an learning from recovering people until you want to go. There comes a day when you are happy to be sober and clean. First, we must clean up the wreckage of the past, let go of the remorse, find relief from the depression and re-enter a new life that is full of purpose. We must work for this. Then you will find joy and freedom. 

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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

Continued vigilance is the cost of abstinent happy recovering people. Actions, not words.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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There is nothing better than a reunited family. Bonds become a blessing for all.

I have seen families, once destroyed by addiction, become reunited with love and forgiveness once the change becomes trusted. They are perhaps better off than if the harm had never been done. The rebirth gives meaning to the rejections of the past. The awful past becomes their greatest asset.

Do not give up hope nor be afraid to come back and make amends for harm done. You have nothing to lose but pride. Losing pride is freeing.

Peace and Love,

Doc Pete

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Media specialists - Please getting an accurate education of addiction and quality recovery? 12 Step works!!!

When the media gets a clear picture of recovery successes, they will see that long term recovery stems from hard work in making up for harms done to others and much prayer. The spiritual conversion, living an honest and giving life works! Then we can spread the word about good, honest treatment given with integrity, honesty and affordability.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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