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Wait three minutes before you drink or drug.

 

Say a prayer, call a friend in recovery, think thru til the end of the night, remember the pain... DON'T GO BACK!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

(407) 786-1913    

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Family help with addictive member.

 

Wait until he or she asks for help or learn to do an intervention.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Helping others is admirable. Helping an addict should be done with caution.

The best defense against the disease of addiction is a united family, especially the parents.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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The #1 secret of recovery from addiction.

 

It is much, much easier than being intoxicated!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913

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Sober and clean living is so much better!

To get this mindset and strong feeling, one must first feel the pain of addiction and then the joy of a sober life.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Three things you must know about recovery from addiction.

 

1. Life is better sober and clean.

2. Pain of addiction stops when sober.

3. Treatment is available if you want it. Call me at (407) 786-1913

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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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.

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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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