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Sober and sane. What a goal!

 

For most, it takes a year or two to settle down, detox physically, mentally and emotionally. The first step is honesty about our dilemma, followed with spiritual efforts to do whatever it takes to reverse the damage to self and others.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT. MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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Drug/alcohol recovery is available to ALL.

 

Treatment consists of having a coach and a Daily Program of recovery learned from recovering people over the years. Abstinence and a lot of work, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically are necessary. The work is good work!

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT. MCAP 

(407) 786-1913

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Persevere for the first little bit. Once you get the hang of recovery, you will like it.

The newest part is usually being sober and clean - dealing with reality. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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If you are truly an addict, Recovery means abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals!

First, get an accurate diagnosis from a seasoned trained therapist.

Abusers, i.e., absence of cravings when abstinent and able to maintain emotions and connections with others, make up for harms done and not get cravings ever again, can just abstain. Otherwise, the quality of life is a major concern.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Recovery from addiction gives us a chance to see the gifts and beauty of the world.

Using is a waste of life.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Recovery from addiction means Hope for a useful life. What is better than that?

 

'Give me hope, help me cope with this heavy load.' - George Harrison.

Sometimes life is a matter of coping. Drinking or drugging at it gives you a new, perhaps unsolvable (?) problem.

Use your program. Ask for help when stressed.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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We give up nothing when we get sober and clean.

 

We eventually realize that our recovery is a great gift. When you're on the bottom, going back up can be easy. And it gets better when you are awake.

Best Wishes,                                                           

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                        

(407) 786-1913    

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New in recovery?

 

The people in 12 step Programs have got your back!

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Abstinence is not sobriety.

 

Recovery means much work on thoughts, feelings and subsequent actions. Behaviors must change from self-centered to altruistic. This takes time and work.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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In an addictive family, watch who is in charge.

 

Do not let the fear of relapse back to drugs or alcohol prevent you from setting boundaries.

Do the right thing! Don't let an addict 'run the show/'

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Family unity means that the parents are in charge.

 

When healthy (non alcohol/drug users) parents are united, the family can survive anything, even addiction. If this is not the case, one healthy family member can move mountains.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Get treatment for addiction from those who know addiction.

 

Ask how long your therapist has practiced treatment of addiction  and if s/he specializes in it. Use only those who do this as a specialty and who know about 12 step treatment.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Recovery from any drug, including alcohol, is possible if you are teachable.

 

The only ones who do not get sober and clean are those who think they are better. Follow those who have succeeded. Give up trying to beat the game.'

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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One of the top ten most important things to know about recovery from addiction.

 

We need the pain and loss to get sober and clean but we don't wallow in it.

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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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Addiction Treatment is work. 

  

There is no magic pill to help with years of built up guilt. shame. anger, fear and sadness let alone the shock of waking up to find you have these feelings. Recovery means much work. It is worth it and easier than the slow death of addiction.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Heroin Addiction treatment is similar to treatment from any drug.

 

Treatment is not a complex or magical process. It is a matter of hitting a hard bottom, getting rid of enablers and doing what sober and clean people have done to become successful in recovery.

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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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Re-entering the world sober and clean.

Early recovery from addiction entails listening and learning how. After a year or two, it involves using the learned tools to gain insight into new ways to cope with our new lives, i.e., people and sober reality (jobs, school, socializing, relationships, feelings...).

                                                         

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

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