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Families with addictive members suffer incredibly.

Too many times I have sat with mothers and fathers, spouses and children who have lost their loved one to addiction. And the person is sitting there. It is no longer the loved one they knew.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

(407) 786-1913 

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Pay special attention to stress when recovering from addiction.

Find the 'sweet spot' which is attained after you surrender completely to your idea of a Creator who has your back and will never let you down. Then there is no stress. Fear has melted into faith.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913    

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Recovery from addiction/alcoholism is about getting 'right' with ourselves. No more guilt or behaviors that create guilt.

 

Self esteem comes back as we begin to live in a way in which God, self and family approves.

Addiction takes a second stage and now we can enjoy this gift of life.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift!!!

 

Give your family your sober Christmas.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is truly a Blessing!!!

 

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Have a connection, a direct line, with solid sobriety. Keep that

feeling of belonging because you do.

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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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."

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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When the pain of addiction outweighs the pleasure of 'using', recovery is possible.

Recovery takes works and readiness. The good news is that recovery far surpasses the turmoil of 'using.'

Buckle up for a great ride. Recovery gets gooder and gooder.

 

Doc Pete

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In recovery from addiction, we eventually find a 'way of life' that far surpasses addiction!

We find peace and a Purpose instead of bondage. We find that we now belong; we have friends who know us. We appreciate our life and the people in it. Work for this and you will prosper!

"Don't quit until the miracle happens - Anonymous.

Have a safe and happy journey,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Families can learn to get loved one to recovery!!!

Do not shield him or her from the consequences as this is what motivates him or her to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery. 

Buy my book: Know Relief for the Family at www.createspace.com

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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There is no "Quick Addiction Fix!!!"

The "Quick Fix" is seductive but is untrue. There is much work to do.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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When disturbed, our communication is disturbed.

Recovery entails taking responsibility for our anger, fears and hurts that hinder good relationships and eliminate all chances for mature negotiation.

Dr.P. Butkins

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Family Recovery from addiction is a miracle.

Families forgive when the effort is shown to be lasting over time and the behavior is consistently spiritually motivated. Families, once destroyed by addiction,  are usually better off than if the harm had never been done.

Dr.P. Butkins

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Continual forgiveness, changes in behavior of all family members and trust building are the keys to family recovery.

All family members must give up the desire for dominance over anyone. Family unity is achieved through negotiation.

Dr. Pete

 

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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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In addiction recovery, we grow through our struggles. We become seasoned at stress management.

Our daily attention to our spiritual life allows us to flourish and enjoy this day.

Dr. P. Butkins

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Addiction recovery successes (long term recovery) stems from hard work in making up for harms done and much prayer.

 Successful recovery means inner peace - a sense that all is well in God's World and we are channels for love and peace.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Effective recovery from addiction begins with motivation based on consequences, pain and loss.

Getting sober and clean because of a desire to get the job back or keep the wife is temporary. Lasting recovery begins with surrender due to a severe beating.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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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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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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