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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

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.

Best Wishes,

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."

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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. 

Doc Pete

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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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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 is a joy; so much better than intoxication and failure.

Most of us get sober and clean and wonder if we can ever experience happiness again. Once we are sober long enough and have heard dozens of peers say that this is a great way of life, we begin to see it also. Then we feel t!

Addiction recovery is wonderful; so much better than intoxication and failure. Getting sober and clean is a much happier and easier life, leading to real purpose and success.

Dr. Peter A. 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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Addiction is chronic. Treatment is a daily program taught by survivors.

I work with many addicts and alcoholics who cut back or quit in their earlier years and then have a serious problem when they get out of control two, three, five or ten years later. They are not aware of the choinicity of addiction. It requires daily treatment taught by twelve step members who teach vigilance, consistency and model the joy of doing this.

Doc Pete

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Lack of Power is trying. Just got power back after IRMA.

The storm tested my love and tolerance. At 72 years old, I still can have peace within the storm, just not all the time

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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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A quick apology can mend the broken harms to others.

It costs some pride but is still inexpensive.

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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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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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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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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