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Addiction Recovery is much better and easier than using.

Let's work toward an educated remedy for treating addicts which includes a spiritual approach and not a pill. Recovery is a blessing and life becomes a joy without drugs and alcohol.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913           

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Enabling occurs when the addict/alcoholic is shielded from the consequences needed to recover.

It is usually unintentional. Do not shield him or her from the consequences as this is what motivates him or her to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building.

Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building. Total abstinence gives the addict/alcoholic a chance to recover from the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical damge he has done by giving up the devious ways and then paying back for the harm he or she has done. This usually takes many months and should be done in the mainstream of life.

Addicts/alcoholics must want to get sober and clean because of their severe pain and loss. Then there is much work to do. Ideally, this is done with and by those who have 'been there' in the Twelve Step programs. It is beneficial to be mentored by a good therapist as the addict/alcoholic goes through the first year or two. A personal trusting relationship with a good therapist who has been there and a good outpatient group can save the person from the old self.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins                                                                           

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Family Recovery from addiction is a miracle.

Families forgive when the effort is shown to be lasting over time and the behavior is consistently spiritually motivated. Families, once destroyed by addiction,  are usually better off than if the harm had never been done.

Dr.P. Butkins

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I have seen families, once destroyed by addiction, become reunited with love and forgiveness once the change becomes long lasting.

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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Lasting recovery begins with surrender due to severe pain and loss.

When enablers stop 'helping,' the problems can be perceived and felt. Then the addict/alcoholic has a chance to become desperate and seek help. When given shelter, food or a hospital bed for using drugs and/or alcohol, the problem gets worse. The addict/alcoholic is more convinced of his innocence and the desire to use becomes greater.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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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 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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Recovery from addiction entails much work in the mainstream of life where consequences can teach.

Addicts and alcoholics have to learn from pain and loss. There is no other way.

Doc Pete

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Addiction education is vital; addiction analysis is deadly.

Intellectualizing and rationalizing are old defense mechanisms that keep up in the dark, away from the pain of the consequences of our abusive actions when high or in active addiction. Good thinking must be learned from those who have 'been there.' Our old thinking must be replaced with health thoughts of the joy that comes when sober and clean.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!!

Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!! Recovery is much better than being wasted.

Doc Pete

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Addiction recovery is so much better than suffering from the pain and loss.

Recovery is the entry into a life beyond compare.

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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Having a chance to get sober is a miracle.

Talk to a sober person. Ask!  

Doc Pete

 

 

 

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Recovery - Excellent; Addiction - Terrible!!!

Sounds obvious. Maybe someone needed to hear this today though.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction entails abstinence and character building.

Recovery from addiction entails abstinence and character building. Addicts/alcoholics stay sober and clean through healing and growth. The journey ends with thoughts and attention to others instead of more for self.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins  

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For an addict/alcoholic, any attempt at drinking or drugging will fail. # #addiction

Abstinence is the key to recovery. Otherwise, thoughts, feelings and behaviors do not change.

Dr. Peter  A. Butkins

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Addiction is an evil entity.

I believe that addiction accounts for most of the soul sickness in the world.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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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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