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Addiction is for quitters.

 

Recovery allows us to finally find the Power to do our dreams. The cost is a little work.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

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Get approval from God and self and a good recovery sponsor.

We have too much hard road behind us to add more. Remove all toxic people from your life ASAP. You deserve to stay sober and clean so use your program to practice riding the high road.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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We don't forget where we buried the hatchet.

 

 

Anger/fear is a major issue in early, middle and late recovery. At times, we can be shocked that we are still angry and petty.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

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Treatment for addiction is much easier than using drugs and alcohol.

 

At the end, using drugs and alcohol is demeaning, joyless and makes the true person unrecognizable.

Addiction owns the addict. Life becomes fruitless and dreams disappear in deference to the substance. Get out and stay out when you see it.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

(407) 786-1913 

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Addiction gets old and fails us.

The good times have past and the drug is now causing pain, not a high. Reason is gone. Turn to others who are clean and sober. Your best friend has left.          

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

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Abusers quit drugs and alcohol. Addicts do not. Get an accurate diagnosis.

Abusers quit drugs and alcohol. Addicts do not. Get an accurate diagnosis.

When abusive drug/alcohol use creates consequences, the abuser quits becase it is not relieving pain. The addict keeps abusing because of loss of control and cravings.

Best Wishes,                                                           

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

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We must self-diagnose our drinking and drug use.No one can tell us!

 

Ask: "Are you drinking or using drugs while in treatment?" "Are you planning to drink after you complete Treatment?"

If yes, see if you can manage it. Choose a plan to control your use, e.g., "I'll drink only two 12 oz. beers when I drink. See if you can do this. See if you can stop at two.

Try it for a month. If you fail, try treatment.

 

To Thine Own Self Be True!

 

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Happy Sober and Clean New Year! Prioritize your recovery and all else will follow.

 

Put your spiritual conversion and selfless nature first. Stability and dreams will materialize when you develop your spirit. Go where sober and clean people are and learn from them.

Best Wishes,     

                                                      

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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New Years is a time to stay sober and clean.

                

Use the 24 hour method. You can do anything for one day. If you don't take the first drink or whatever, you will not get high.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Ben Affleck has a chance. Recovery is a process. It is not an immediate fix.

Ben's story is a good example of efforts to obtain help after the bottom falls out. This is the way to get sober and clean. The desperation is created by hurting enough so that the motivation is created. Then the addict/alcoholic is ready to do what recovering people have done that has worked. Millions of recovering people can't all be wrong.

All the the twelve steps have been written in the past tense. This is because they have been performed already and have worked so well that they have been written as a suggested guide for successful recovery. We have to ask for help and then take it. This is the beginning of wisdom.

 

Ben Affleck reignites rehab speculation as he's seen stumbling near treatment center

 

Jennifer Kline

AOL.comDecember 15, 2017

Us Weekly confirmed Friday that Affleck is still in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, as a source noted, "Dealing with this disease is something he’ll have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it."

Affleck first sought treatment for alcohol addiction in 2001. In September of this year, he reportedly "reached a breaking point" and asked ex-wife Jennifer  Garner and brother Casey Affleck to help him find a 30-day program, which he's since completed. He is now doing outpatient treatment. 

 

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

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

Watch for old thinking such as, "I can handle it..." or "it's the holiday..." or "I'll stop at two..."

Remember, "One is too many and ten is not enough." You can't get drunk or high if you don't take the first one.

 

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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

 

The change from active addiction back to life is astounding. Recovery takes work on our damaged lives but usually all is reversible. There is hope no matter how far down you have gone. Others who have been down farther will show you how to come back because someone showed them. Drug free recovery works; the problem is highly treatable.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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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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Addiction recovery redirections - Recovery is NEW, not difficult.

The key to new habits is going to meetings an learning from recovering people until you want to go. There comes a day when you are happy to be sober and clean. First, we must clean up the wreckage of the past, let go of the remorse, find relief from the depression and re-enter a new life that is full of purpose. We must work for this. Then you will find joy and freedom. 

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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A word on crisis change - People change because of pain and loss or clarity of conscience.

Forced change because of adverse consequences does not last unless we break denial and decide that we are responsible for our success and take better actions.

We don't make lasting changes for the judge, job, society, our critics, spouse or parents... until we see that we need to change because we do not like our results. We do not change unless we want to or must. 

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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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence often follows drinking/drugging.

 

When we ingest very small amounts of alcohol and even some drugs, our inhibitions leave and our judgment becomes very poor. Violence can be inevitable.

Hidden scars include emotional, mental, physical, financial and social pain.  Survivors last but they don't always live.The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery is a great way of life once you get past the guilt and fears, and you will.

 Addiction Recovery is much better and easier than using.

For more buy my book: Know Relief for the Family at www.createspace.com

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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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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