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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Addiction is easily treatable and a joy to discover.

When drug affected, it is impossible to imagine the joy of living without inebriation. A few days sober and clean helps us to see the better life that is available if we follow a few siimple suggestions.

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Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while.

Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while. Knowing and teaching what you do't know can lead to painful failure.

Doc Pete

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Words can cut relationships but forgiveness can mend the wounds.

Our program teaches us how to mend the broken harms to others.

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Spiritual growth, living honestly and with true intent to be useful to God and others is the goal of life.

Our very lives depend on constant thought of others (Alcoholics Anonymous, 1939.)

Doc Pete

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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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Addiction treatment is relevant. Blasting President Trump is not.

Let's focus on solutions, not contempt.

Doc Pete

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Start each day with gratitude and empathy. It's a 'low risk' proposition.

Ask God for this each morning.

This will lead to continued stable recovery.

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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Opiate addiction is best treated by other opiate addicts, not more drugs.

Addiction is a disease. Abstinence is the answer.

Doc Pete

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Addicts/alcoholics stay sober and clean, finding much joy via much work.

The recovering person heals to heal others.

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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Enabling addiction does tremendous harm, usually unintentionally.

Any attempt at shielding an addict/alcoholic from consequences via drugs or subsidizing the addiction will fail.  

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Getting sober and clean was and still is the best thing that has happened to me!

July is a special month for me as I celebrate my sobriety anniversary.

Thank God for the twelve step programs.

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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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Everyone seems to have an opinion about addiction based on limited experience with a late stage alcoholic.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about addiction based on limited experience with a late stage alcoholic. We know very little about alcohol and drug addiction. However, what is important is the solution. Go to Twelve Step meetings for the answer.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins#addiction

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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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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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Substituting drugs with drugs did not work with Methadone.

The addict must work hard for his recovery, not be handed it. There is a long reconstruction period involving spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing. For most of us, this is the best times of our lives.

Dr. Peter A Butkins

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