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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Grace!!!

Bring your own car to an event or use Uber. Have an Uber account set up and bring a credit card. Leave when you are done for whatever reason. Protect your recovery!

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time.                                                                   

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913             

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

 

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alcathons.

Allow yourself to relax and take the Holidays as a series of days that you can get through "one day at a time." Best Wishes,    

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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

Pent up feelings that have been building for years can make the first year uncomfortable. Remember to talk, vent, share and unload therapeutically. This may be new yet well worth it because it is healing. Help-seeking behavior is a MUST in recovery. Self-disclosure is a close second.

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

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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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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Total abstinence gives the addict/alcoholic a chance to recover from the damage.

 

Do not shield him from the consequences as this is what motivates him to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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I have seen families, once destroyed by addiction, become reunited with love and forgiveness once the change becomes long lasting.

They are perhaps better off than if the harm had never been done. The rebirth gives meaning to the rejections of the past. The awful past becomes their greatest asset.

Do not give up hope nor be afraid to come back and make amends for harm done. You have nothing to lose but pride. Losing pride is freeing.

                                                                                      

Peace and Love,

 

Doc Pete

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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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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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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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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.

Doc Pete

 

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Methadone has been a nightmare. Drug free means drug free.

Drug/alcohol treatment is simple. The family has the control if they learn to use it properly. Get a therapist who knows addictions, has been there and can help you become the therapist.

Dr. Pete Butkins

Call me at 407 786-1913

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Addiction is Highly Treatable.

Addiction is highly treatable if treatment keeps it simple and do not compiicate the process with drugs and isolation from consequences. Family is the key to good recovery. Get them involved. They are the leverage.

Dr. Pete Butkins

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Addiction Research is a Necessity!

Use results from valid and reliable research that is rigorous, has integrity. Bias must be eliminated. Integrity.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Year One of Addiction Recovery Entails Dedication!!!

Getting a new girlfriend, being on mood-altering medication, being a workaholic or being otherwise distracted from your recovery dooms the addict.

Dr. Pete Butkins

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Addiction Therapists should be made of stern stuff!!!

We must do no harm. We can't be part of a system that over medicates, kicks addicts from treatment because of insurance stopping and before they are ready, only to go back to their ghetto and die. We must take a stand. Kids are dying out there.

DO NO HARM!!!

Dr. P. Butkins, LCAP, LMT

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Addiction Treatment is available!!!

Money comes second. If you want to get sober and clean and are willing to trust me (read my profile, articles and books), then call me at (407) 786-1913 for more.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Effective Substance Treatment.

Treatment should skillfully deflate egos and be done by those who have 'been there.'

When you own your own sickness, you can impact others addicts who will then trust the direction.

Doc Pete

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When relapsed back to addiction, take corrective action(s).

Don't look at relapse as the end iof your world. Look at it as a chance to find out what you need to do differently in order to stay sober and clean.  Get help to figure this out!

Love and Peace,

Doc Pete

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Effective, Affordable Substance Abuse Treatment from Experts.

I guarantee it!

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LCAP, LMFT, BCC

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Let's make America sober again!

The first step is to put a drug czar in office who has a good education on addiction.  Next, we need to get a think tank going to involve government, recovering people, healthcare professionals and lay men to synthesize a theory and treatment protocol.

Doc Pete the imperfect therapist

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