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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

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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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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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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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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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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Merry Christmas! The best gift is to be sober and clean.

 

Celebrate with a sober and clean day!!!

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Addiction Recovery - Join the Winning Team!

 

We have stopped learning the hard way. Surrender to win!!!

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Drug Free Recovery from addiction is possible!!!

There is hope when you are feeling hopeless. This is the best starting place.

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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For many, many reasons, Holidays are much better sober and clean.

 

No regrets, much love, no hate, much peace!!!

Love and Peace,                                                           

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

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Drug and alcohol addiction is highly treatable.

 

Treatment works when the addict/alcoholic does the recovery actions that has worked for millions.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

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

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Keep recovery from addiction simple.

 

 Try not to use your old thinking to worry and predict the worse. All things work out if you work for them. Use a coach who has been there..

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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The #1 secret of recovery from addiction.

 

It is much, much easier than being intoxicated!

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913

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Once out of denial, stay out of denial.

       

Most addicts/alcoholics fight a 'civil war,' battling between the awful pain of addiction and the euphoric recall of the beginning 'good times.' Stick with sober and clean people and do what they do.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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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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