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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

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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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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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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Addiction treatment is doable and cost effective. Don't pay for fake treatment.

Choose treatment where the director cares more about you than the money.

Dr. Butkins, LMT

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Have a Safe and Sober 4th.

Have a Safe and Sober 4th. Much praise for those who made and still make us safe.

Dr. Peter A, Butkins.

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We shield addicts from the consequences with excuses for them and other drug use.

An addict/alcoholic cannot get sober and clean unless he or she connects the problems to the substance abuse

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction is highly treatable!

The disease of addiction favors the dark side. It tells us that it does not exist and causes no problems. 

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Addiction feeds itself on lies. Great Lies!!!

Addiction feeds itself on lies. Great Lies!!!The disease of addiction has a mind of its own. It tells us that it does not exist and causes no problems. The ruse is that the problems are caused by other things. The question is, "Would you have had a dui if you weren't drinking?"

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Substituting drugs with drugs did not work with Methadone.

The addict must work hard for his recovery, not be handed it. There is a long reconstruction period involving spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing. For most of us, this is the best times of our lives.

Dr. Peter A Butkins

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Recovery means action.

Recovery means action and more action!!!

The alcoholic/addict has done too much thinking. He must ACT and not be taken care of! #addiction

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Good recovery requires commitment, not just involvement. #addiction

Commitment can be inspiring, a challenge that uses all of the will power and drive that is left to take recovery actions.Mostly, it takes surrender.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Marijuana - A mind altering drug. Do you wants your children abusing it?

Cannabis induced psychotic disorder is characterized by delusions and hallucinations (DSM-5, 2013). #addiction 

 

 Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Family can help addict/alcoholic if coached properly!!!

The family of the addicted person has much leverage. The love, support and family ties serve as potential losses that can get the loved one to enter treatment. Families can be educated to learn how to leverage their loved on to help before tragedy strikes.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Enablers do so unintentionally yet they harm the addict/alcoholic.

Enablers allow the disease to proliferate. They need treatment also. One cannot live with this problem in the house without being seriously affected.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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#addiction Addiction is highly treatable. Politics interfere with effective treatment.

Many times, greed and fears overtake the providers. There are billions of dollars in addiction treatment. There is peace and purposefulness in doing it right.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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You cannot be drug and alcohol free nor can one develop character and humility if you are still drinking or using drugs.

Recovery takes a long time. It requires much honest work at changing our inner selves and becoming useful.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction Recovery is much more than abstinence.

Recovery requires abstinence, of course. You cannot be drug and alcohol free if you are still drinking or using drugs. Next comes character change and humility. A purposeful spiritual life replaces a life of hedonism and self-centered fear and loathing.

Recover and enjoy your new life.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, LCAP

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