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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Miracle!!!

We keep getting representatives who talk about addiction but have not been there, have not studied it and don't understand it. The experts have been on the streets and come back from hell. They know addiction inside and out. They have beaten it and are sober and clean for years.

 These recovering people still keep it arrested by living and practicing a spiritual way of life; not religious but spiritual, doing the right things and developing character.  They have felt the pain deeply because they were not protected from their "bottom" and thus became motivated to do the work that recovery entails. This result is truly a miracle. You can trust anything these people say about recovery from addiction.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Recovery is a process, not an event. Lead your loved one to recovery by not subsidizing the addiction process.

Support the recovery process with love. "I'm here for you when you want help." Efforts at helping when he or she is not ready can feed the addiction. Assertively and lovingly let your loved one know that you can't help until they ask for help. If he or she asks, do whatever it takes to support recovery. Get help to find out how to do this.

 

Addiction is extremely treatable!

 

For more buy my book: Tried and True Methods to Get Sober and Clean at www.createspace.com.

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Lack of Power is trying. Just got power back after IRMA.

The storm tested my love and tolerance. At 72 years old, I still can have peace within the storm, just not all the time

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Staying sober in a storm is possible and easier if you're in addiction recovery.

We can find 'peace within the storm' (Alcoholics anonymous, 1939).

Doc Pete

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Cannabis dangerous for suggestible youth. Adults shouldn't co-sign it's harmful use.

Families should teach Unity and speak out against intoxication and drug abuse.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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A quick apology can mend the broken harms to others.

It costs some pride but is still inexpensive.

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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Recovering people, law, honest treatment professionals and families can arrest the opiate problem.

It will take a synthesis of these people working together with integrity. Greed and power have no place in treatment.

 

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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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Recovery means action.

Recovery means action and more action!!!

The alcoholic/addict has done too much thinking. He must ACT and not be taken care of! #addiction

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Marijuana - Do you wants your children abusing it?

Cannabis induced psychotic disorder is characterized by delusions and hallucinations (DSM-5, 2013). 

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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#addiction Addiction is highly treatable. Politics interfere with effective treatment.

Many times, greed and fears overtake the providers. There are billions of dollars in addiction treatment. There is peace and purposefulness in doing it right.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Enablers are in alcoholic/addictive families and in politics. Enabling is For the Benefit of the Enabler.

Whether the enabler is a parent protecting a child or a politician protecting his money and power, the enabler benefits. The parent sleeps better when the child is out of jail so he pays the fine. The politician enables the weak, not just the one who deserves help, and prevents the consequences from occurring. The consequences are how the addict learns. So the addict does not learn.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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After 50 years in addictions tx, I am sure that I can't treat heroin with a drug.

Abstinence is the beginning. Total abstinence! 

The problem is Bio  Psycho  Social and Spiritual.

The psychological, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual damage has to be repaired. The conscience must be restored. The family has to be reconstructed. Amends, amends and more and are in order.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Has Addiction Done us in as a Country???

Can we drug test our government workers? Does this include all government workers?

Dr. P. Butkins

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How to Choose an Addiction Treatment Center.

Insist on treatment that is effective and teaches lifelong abstinence tools. These take years to master, not 30 days.  The addict must practice these in the mainstream of society,

Call Dr. Butkins at 407. 896-1913. You won't be sorry.

Dr. P. Butkins

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Think through choice of a Addictions Treatment Facility!

The addict and/or family is in crisis when the addict is going into treatment. I suggest using a level headed, logical family member to choose the right placement. Negotiate for the right facility.

Dr. P. Butkins, LCAP, LMFT

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Year One of Addiction Recovery Entails Dedication!!!

Getting a new girlfriend, being on mood-altering medication, being a workaholic or being otherwise distracted from your recovery dooms the addict.

Dr. Pete Butkins

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Addiction Treatment works. Watch who you choose!

Choose providers who have been there and haven't been in it for the money. Treatment specialists work only if the care and demonstrate good treatment.

Doc Pete

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