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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."

Best Wishes,

 

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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Normal drinkers/pot users get sense of ease and comfort. Addicts/alcoholics get tragedy.

One in about ten is an addict anywhere you go. We cannot drink or or use drugs safely. End of story.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction recovery means a complete personality change over time.

Recovery takes much prayer and work on self.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

To stay sober and clean, we must be useful to God and others. Enhancement of our spiritual lives is necessary.

Doc Pete

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Addiction is easily treatable and a joy to discover.

When drug affected, it is impossible to imagine the joy of living without inebriation. A few days sober and clean helps us to see the better life that is available if we follow a few siimple suggestions.

Doc Pete

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