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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   

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Get an accurate diagnosis of your "addiction." 

                 

If addicted, you cannot succeed on your own. If abusing, you can.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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Recovery from addiction comes with change that happens when we accept help and work at mental, emotional and spiritual growth.

 

There is no magic cure for addiction. Our deep seated fears, resentments, guilt and sadness must be resolved for us to prosper. This is not hard yet it takes time.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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Recovery from addiction is new, not difficult. Learning involves repetition.

 

Be open-minded to self diagnosis and then be open to learning from successful recovering people. If you are struggling with intense anger, fear, guilt or sadness, get outside help.

Recovery is easier with help.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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While trying to get and stay sober & clean, be the student and not the teacher.

In early recovery from drugs/alcohol, we don't learn much when we are talking.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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The best life is a sober and clean life. If I can do it, you can do it!

 

A life of being altered is not being involved in why we were put here. This is not our world. We are all joined and here to be purposeful. Self absorption get old. Recovery is living a good life.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913 

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Recovery is NEW, not hard.

 

We merely need to walk in the shoes of successful people who are clean and sober and will help us to recover. You find these in 12 STEP meetings. Go and find them, we're waiting to help you.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913       

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We must see the pain that addiction created through us.

 

We have to be clear headed enough to see the harm we have done to our families, children, parents, brothers and sisters and spouses and relatives...

The family knows that we love the addiction more than them!

Then we begin a journey of making it up to them and ourselves.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913       

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Trying to get sober and clean on your own is a fight with a pro.

 

We can attain a sober and clean lifestyle through support from a Higher Power and those who have been sober and clean. Our own efforts give us despair and depression. Twelve Step Programs breed JOY.

"I stopped at a meeting on the way to my funeral." - Anonymous

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913 

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Pay special attention to stress when recovering from addiction.

Find the 'sweet spot' which is attained after you surrender completely to your idea of a Creator who has your back and will never let you down. Then there is no stress. Fear has melted into faith.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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We must self-diagnose our drinking and drug use.No one can tell us!

 

Ask: "Are you drinking or using drugs while in treatment?" "Are you planning to drink after you complete Treatment?"

If yes, see if you can manage it. Choose a plan to control your use, e.g., "I'll drink only two 12 oz. beers when I drink. See if you can do this. See if you can stop at two.

Try it for a month. If you fail, try treatment.

 

To Thine Own Self Be True!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Recovery means accountability. Work and then play.

 

Being sober and clean means being free from addiction and the pain/loss than accompanies addiction. We then earn the right to enjoy our lives.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Now we can enjoy life without drugs and alcohol.

If life were miserable when sober and clean, I would go back.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Go all in!!! Do what successful recovering people did. It worked.

 

We must give up our plan for our recovery. We do not know how to get sober and clean on our own. Millions have tried. Do what the millions of successful people in recovery did.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Abstinence from our addictive bondage is but the beginning. It begins the Journey.

 

There is work to do to reverse the harm done to self and others. The good news is that it is doable. There is hope if you try!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction progressively get worse. Recovery progressively gets better.

 

We must work for our recovery. The work entails a humbling yet empowering journey of spiritual (first), emotion mental and physical growth.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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There are problems other than alcohol and drugs. Abstinence is but the beginning.

 

In recovery, we clean up the harm we have done and grow to be the person we can be.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Drinking/drug consequences are often disguised. Did you mess up when high?

 

Problems with drinking are minimized. Be healthy enough to see the problems and get help from those who are sober and clean.

 

Be humble enough to get help. You deserve your joy and happiness like anyone else. Bring your dreams to recovery meetings!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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