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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 Gift of Grace!!!

Call recovering people daily, especially your sponsor.

Get through the Holidays ODAT 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Marijuana is not a gateway drug It is a drug!

Pot is also called wacky weed.

1. I do not want my kids doing it.2. I do not want my country doing it.

3. I do not want politicians, educators and busniessmen making decisions about America using drug affected brains. 

4.THC does not leave the body like alcohol. Cannabis stays in the system and lodges in the receptor sites of the brain. It interferes with memory and reason. 

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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

 

(407) 786-1913

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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.

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

 

Many times unresolved grief emerges during the holiday season.

Grieving is very painful for a recovering person in early recovery. Pent up feelings that have been building for years can make the loss seem unbearable. Remember to talk, vent, share and unload therapeutically. This may be new and well worth it because it is healing. Help-seeking behavior is a MUST in recovery. Self-disclosure is a close second.

Reality takes some getting 'used to' but you will learn from this experience to grieve in a healing way. Remember, "This too shall Pass." Don't drink or drug and you can be there for self and others.

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

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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