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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

 

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

 

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Have a connection, a direct line, with solid sobriety. Keep that

feeling of belonging because you do.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alkathons. If something works this good do more of it, not less. Go until you want to go.

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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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

 

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

 

Watch for overconfidence. Confidence comes from working a daily program of recovery:  pray, go to meetings, talk to others, have quiet time and pray. However, avoid knowing everything.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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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.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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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!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Let's protect our families. Call Dr. Butkins at (407) 786-1913. Free phone consult.

Drug Abuse

 

Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

Claire Hansen | Nov. 21, 2017

A new report indicates drug, alcohol and suicide-related deaths ballooned in the past decade and will continue to trend up in the years to come.

 

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

               

Recovery is work. However, the good news is that it's good work, the pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A SOBER HOLIDAY!!!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

 

P.S. Bring your own car to parties. Leave when you want; protect you recovery.

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a rare present - Few get it.

Put recovery, meetings, steps, sponsor.. FIRST and you will get back or get to keep the job, money, family, play or a relationship.

Learn from me and not the disease and its pain. Be wise and learn from watching, listening and reading.

Recovery is work, However, the good news is that it's good work, pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

GIVE YOUR FAMILY A SOBER HOLIDAY!!!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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

 

The change from active addiction back to life is astounding. A recent study suggested that, given enough time in recovery, the reversal/healing of the brain and body can be significant. Recovery is really easier than you think and is a joy. Drug free recovery works; the problem is highly treatable. #SundayMorning #addiction

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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

 

Allow a good therapist/coach to help you learn the recovery path. You won't regret it. It will be the best thing you ever do!

Get the first year in with a good addiction therapist who has 'been there' and you will uncover most of the traps that take you back. Involve family to help you stay honest, accountable and loved.

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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."

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery from the pain and loss of addiction is much easier than drinking and using.

Once begun, recovery is so much better that it becomes a reward in itself. Recovery for addicts/alcoholics entails not acting, feeling, behaving or thinking like an addict/alcoholic. This new way of life takes years to master but one day to begin. It is best achieved by being with and learning from those who have 'been down' and have 'come back.'

For more find my book: Tried and True Methods to Get Sober and Clean at www.createspace.com.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Don't give up on your loved one. Recovery takes time. Set boundaries & don't give up.

 

You can take care of yourself and your family if you get a good understanding of the disease and learn how to fend for yourself during the storm. Get off the merry-go-round of addiction by seeing a good addictions therapist who knows the problem and the solution for addiction as well as treatment for co-dependency. You can't afford not to do this and you have the time. Be good to yourself and get support and advice from a caring therapist who will show you how to steer the ship while you heal. Al-anon will help you find others who have 'been there' and no longer are.

For more buy my book: Tried and True Methods to Get Sober and Clean at www.createspace.com.

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery from addiction is a gift.

All it takes to get the gift is honesty and willingness to ask for help. In other words, humility. It is the best gift I have been given.

Dr. Pete Butkins 

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Everything you need to know about helping your LOVED ONE get sober and clean.

 

Tried and True Methods to Get Sober and Clean 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Thank you for helping arrest this epidemic,

 

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Hope springs eternal - Alexander Pope, 1732.

 

'If I can get sober and clean, anyone can.' I have heard hundreds of addicts/alcoholics say this. No matter the drug, cocaine, opiates, alcohol, cannabis, crystal meth, crack, benzos... there is a way out that I have found.

There is HOPE for the suffering addict/alcoholic. Hope leads to faith and faith leads to recovery.

 

We merely must do what successful recovering people have done. There are millions of them available to help you. Just ask! You will find hope and a home.

Have a safe and happy journey,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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In recovery from addiction, we eventually find a 'way of life' that far surpasses addiction!

We find peace and a Purpose instead of bondage. We find that we now belong; we have friends who know us. We appreciate our life and the people in it. Work for this and you will prosper!

"Don't quit until the miracle happens - Anonymous.

Have a safe and happy journey,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Treatment for addiction is different than traditional treatment for 'people problems.' 

Addicts/alcoholics are usually preoccupied with their fears and complaints. We mistakenly get diagnosed with anxiety disorder because of this. Over the past 31 years,I have seen hundreds of addicts/alcoholics stop shaking after participating in twelve-step meetings for just one or two months.

We need to get out of ourselves and not focus more on self. Our chief problem is worry over self. It's wonderful to know that we don't have to do this anymore.

'Our very survival depends upon constant thought of others' (AA book, 1928).

Addicts/alcoholics need to think of others more and self less. Balance is the KEY to the door of recovery!

Have a safe and happy journey,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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