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Hope springs eternal - Alexander Pope, 1732.

 

'If I can get sober and clean, anyone can.' I have heard hundreds of addicts/alcoholics say this. No matter the drug, cocaine, opiates, alcohol, cannabis, crystal meth, crack, benzos... there is a way out that I have found.

There is HOPE for the suffering addict/alcoholic. Hope leads to faith and faith leads to recovery.

 

We merely must do what successful recovering people have done. There are millions of them available to help you. Just ask! You will find hope and a home.

Have a safe and happy journey,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction recovery is highly treatable without drugs. Get the family involved!!!

 When properly educated, empowered and inspired, the family can bring their loved one to treatment.

When loved ones cease to shield him or her from the consequences, the addict/alcoholic becomes motivated to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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October is domestic violence month. Here are some guidelines:

 

SAFETY ALERT:

If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline 
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.

If you are in immediate danger, please:

·         Call 911.

·         Contact your local hotline.

·         Contact a national hotline:

·         Call the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

·         Call, text or chat Love Is Respect—the U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453, text "loveis" to 77054 or live chat at http://www.loveisrespect.org.

·         Call the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), which automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program based on the area code of your phone number. Secure, online private chat is available at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/.

 

Remember: Corded phones are more private and less able to be intercepted than cordless phones or analog cell phones.

 

Be Aware: You may not be able to reach 911 using an Internet phone or Internet-based phone service, so you may need to be prepared to use another phone to call 911.

 

Contact your local domestic violence program, shelter, or rape crisis center to learn about free cell phone donation programs.

 

 

Tips for Using Technology

If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are.

Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone's computer and Internet activities. Anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor with programs like Spyware, keystroke loggers, and hacking tools.

It is not possible to delete or clear all the "footprints" of your computer or online activities.

If you are being monitored, it may be dangerous to change your computer behaviors such as suddenly deleting your entire Internet history if that is not your regular habit.

If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, be careful how you use your computer since an abuser might become suspicious.

You may want to keep using the monitored computer for innocuous activities, like looking up the weather. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan, to look for new jobs, apartments or bus tickets, or to ask for help.

Email and Instant/Text Messaging (IM) are not safe or confidential ways to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life.

If possible, please call a hotline instead. If you use email or IM, please use a safer computer and an account your abuser does not know about.

Computers can store a lot of private information.

This includes what you look at via the Internet, the emails and instant messages you send, Internet-based phone and IP-TTY calls you make, Web-based purchases and banking, and many other activities.

It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center (CTC), at a trusted friend's house, or at an Internet Cafe. Modern technology and social networks change frequently. Educate yourself by reading about the NRCDV's Tech Safety Resources. This special collection of selected articles, fact sheets, papers, reports and other materials are designed to assist advocates and survivors interested in understanding the safe use of technology.

 

 

 

https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history 2017

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When the enablers stop, the addict/alcoholic cannot continue abusing.

The enablers shield the person from the motivation to stop. This is not intentional. This supposedly relieves the stress from the family and the addict. However, it allows the person to continue to abuse because others are making it comfortable.

Dr. P. Butkins

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Like alcohol, about 1 in 10 of our kids is going to be a victim of pot addiction. Let's not make it easy.

Our children rely on us to show them the right path. They do what we do. We must teach the truth about addiction. We are obligated to teach values, love for others and for God. 

Doc Pete

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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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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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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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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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Inpatient treatment for addiction does not get people sober and clean. There is much work ahead.

Recovery takes much spiritual, mental, emotional and physical work. Stability takes a few years in the mainstream of society where triggers can and must be neutralized.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Addiction treatment is doable and cost effective. Don't pay for fake treatment.

Choose treatment where the director cares more about you than the money.

Dr. Butkins, LMT

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Have a Safe and Sober 4th.

Have a Safe and Sober 4th. Much praise for those who made and still make us safe.

Dr. Peter A, Butkins.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction is highly treatable!

The disease of addiction favors the dark side. It tells us that it does not exist and causes no problems. 

Dr. Butkins

 

 

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Addiction feeds itself on lies. Great Lies!!!

Addiction feeds itself on lies. Great Lies!!!The disease of addiction has a mind of its own. It tells us that it does not exist and causes no problems. The ruse is that the problems are caused by other things. The question is, "Would you have had a dui if you weren't drinking?"

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Why aren't we addressing the pandemic problem of addiction?

 Our country wreaks of it. It is highly treatable when we teach the families how to manage it.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT#addiction

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Recovery means action.

Recovery means action and more action!!!

The alcoholic/addict has done too much thinking. He must ACT and not be taken care of! #addiction

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Marijuana - A mind altering drug. Do you wants your children abusing it?

Cannabis induced psychotic disorder is characterized by delusions and hallucinations (DSM-5, 2013). #addiction 

 

 Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Recovery is a COMMITMENT. It has to be number one!!!

Recovery takes a commitment from the addict/alcoholic and the family. The family is the leverage that motivates the addict to comit.

Dr. Peter A Butkins, LMT

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