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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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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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Recovery from Addiction is a JOY!

 

Give it time to happen.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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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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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

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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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