Dr. Butkins Blog

Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Addiction Recovery Redirection - The Addiction Mind vs the Sober Mind.

Recovering alcoholics and addicts think "I never had it this good."

Active or untreated alcoholics and addicts think " I'm not hurting anyone but myself."

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
59 Hits
0 Comments

Recovery from addiction involves abstinence and much character building.

We have done much harm. We are conditioned to repeat these unless we relearn our selfish ways.

 

Dr. P. Butkins

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
120 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
75 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
138 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
95 Hits
0 Comments

Words can cut relationships but forgiveness can mend the wounds.

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

Doc Pete

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
131 Hits
0 Comments

Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement.

Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement. Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

Doc Pete

 

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
150 Hits
0 Comments

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

Recovery is the entry into a life beyond compare.

Doc Pete

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
143 Hits
0 Comments

Recovery from addiction is attainable.

Recovery from addiction is very attainable . The experts have been there.  Find them at 12 step meetings.

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
97 Hits
0 Comments

The drug/alcohol problem is treatable.

It will take a synthesis of good, stable, sober people working together with integrity to arrest the opiate problem

Doc Pete

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
123 Hits
0 Comments

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.

 

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
104 Hits
0 Comments

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

Addiction is a disease. Abstinence is the answer.

Doc Pete

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
122 Hits
0 Comments

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

The recovering person heals to heal others.

Doc Pete

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
110 Hits
0 Comments

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  

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
99 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
568 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
163 Hits
0 Comments

Recovery from Addiction is a JOY!

 

Give it time to happen.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
161 Hits
0 Comments

Addiction is an evil entity.

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

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
132 Hits
0 Comments

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

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
139 Hits
0 Comments

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, LMT

Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
130 Hits
0 Comments