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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

The addiction problem perpetuates itself because we don't publicize recovery. We support drinking and drug behavior.

Addiction must be brought out into the open and not just mentioned when there is an overdose. We must publicize the solution and the joys of sobriety.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction is chronic. Treatment is a daily program taught by survivors.

I work with many addicts and alcoholics who cut back or quit in their earlier years and then have a serious problem when they get out of control two, three, five or ten years later. They are not aware of the choinicity of addiction. It requires daily treatment taught by twelve step members who teach vigilance, consistency and model the joy of doing this.

Doc Pete

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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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Normal drinkers/pot users get sense of ease and comfort. Addicts/alcoholics get tragedy.

One in about ten is an addict anywhere you go. We cannot drink or or use drugs safely. End of story.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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In recovery, we learn to laugh again.

Addiction recovery means that we accept ourselves as broken, work on mending by making up for the harm done to others and help other addicts/alcoholics to live again. We learn to see our addiction as a means to peace and usefulness - fulfillment.

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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Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

To stay sober and clean, we must be useful to God and others. Enhancement of our spiritual lives is necessary.

Doc Pete

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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.

Doc Pete

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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.

Doc Pete

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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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