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The Medicating of America - Substance Abuse treatment should be drug free!

 

Drug/alcohol treatment takes much work. We need to be clear headed and motivated, not drugged.

 

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Real recovery means abstinence, lifelong commitment and giving it back.

 

Nothing heals the built up guilt and sadness, anger and fear from years of self centeredness as helping a newer person. While doing this, we are not thinking of self and our problems seem nonexistent compared to theirs.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Recovery from addiction gives us a chance to see the gifts and beauty of the world.

Using is a waste of life.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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My recovery is most important! It is my first concern.

 Then I have the peace to function well.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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The best birthday was the day I got sober and clean.

 

My recovery anniversary is still the best and greenest day of the year.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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We give up nothing when we get sober and clean.

 

We eventually realize that our recovery is a great gift. When you're on the bottom, going back up can be easy. And it gets better when you are awake.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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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..

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Families with addiction - Helpful Guide.

 

The family that has been torn apart by addiction has much to repair. First, there is forgiveness for the harm done and a commitment to let go of anger, fears, despair, hopelessness, powerlessness and grief. This takes a long time. There is no magic cure. Let go via therapy efforts and direction or there is danger of displacing the anger on others. Let the therapist have a say in the family's healing or nothing will happen.

Best Wishes,                                                           Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Wanting MORE is the addict's curse. Getting more can be worse.

 

Being happy with what we have is the goal. We can find peace within self by enjoying one day after another giving what we have.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                 

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Addiction treatment should be affordable.

 

At My Freedom Quest, I give addicts and alcoholics a chance to get siber and clean no matter how much money they have. It is 'doable' if the person wants help.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction comes with depression and anxiety because the body and mind are warped due to ongoing ingestion of mood-altering drugs.

 

This subsides for most when clean and sober and working on inner peace in recovery.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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We are ready to stop addiction when we have suffered enough.

The pain must outweigh the pleasure. True addiction is the search for euphoria in the absence of pleasure.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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We must be willing to learn.

 

Our whole lives we are taught to be self-sufficient, take control, get the job done... We must return to earlier times when we were students - of recovery. After all, we are always students.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Recovery from addiction requires breaking denial and work.

 

Hitting a hard bottom and being aware of the pain as a direct result from using drugs and/or alcohol creates motivation to work through the beginning changes. We can't think ourselves sober and clean.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Substance abuse treatment beginnings.

The most important variables when beginning treatment for drug/alcohol addiction are detoxification and an accurate diagnosis.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Addiction Treatment is work. 

  

There is no magic pill to help with years of built up guilt. shame. anger, fear and sadness let alone the shock of waking up to find you have these feelings. Recovery means much work. It is worth it and easier than the slow death of addiction.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Heroin addiction is treatable.

 

I have found that, with much work, any drug can be overcome. This involves 'surrendering to win' and learning to be sober and clean by being the student. Control must be surrendered.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

(407) 786-1913 

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Families with addictive members suffer incredibly.

Too many times I have sat with mothers and fathers, spouses and children who have lost their loved one to addiction. And the person is sitting there. It is no longer the loved one they knew.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

(407) 786-1913 

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Addiction gets old and fails us.

The good times have past and the drug is now causing pain, not a high. Reason is gone. Turn to others who are clean and sober. Your best friend has left.          

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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Recovery from addiction means freedom from control.

 

When we surrender, we win.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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