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Addiction Recovery is much better and easier than using.

Let's work toward an educated remedy for treating addicts which includes a spiritual approach and not a pill. Recovery is a blessing and life becomes a joy without drugs and alcohol.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913           

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Enabling occurs when the addict/alcoholic is shielded from the consequences needed to recover.

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

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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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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Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building.

Effective recovery from addiction involves abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals plus character building. Total abstinence gives the addict/alcoholic a chance to recover from the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical damge he has done by giving up the devious ways and then paying back for the harm he or she has done. This usually takes many months and should be done in the mainstream of life.

Addicts/alcoholics must want to get sober and clean because of their severe pain and loss. Then there is much work to do. Ideally, this is done with and by those who have 'been there' in the Twelve Step programs. It is beneficial to be mentored by a good therapist as the addict/alcoholic goes through the first year or two. A personal trusting relationship with a good therapist who has been there and a good outpatient group can save the person from the old self.

 

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Family Recovery from addiction is a miracle.

Families forgive when the effort is shown to be lasting over time and the behavior is consistently spiritually motivated. Families, once destroyed by addiction,  are usually better off than if the harm had never been done.

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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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Effective recovery from addiction begins with motivation based on consequences, pain and loss.

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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Staying sober in a storm is possible and easier if you're in addiction recovery.

We can find 'peace within the storm' (Alcoholics anonymous, 1939).

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Cannabis dangerous for suggestible youth. Adults shouldn't co-sign it's harmful use.

Families should teach Unity and speak out against intoxication and drug abuse.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Like alcohol, about 1 in 10 of our kids is going to be a victim of pot addiction.

Our children are suggestible. Look at what has happened with alcohol. Kids drink because the message is that it's ok, it's legal. Conversely, the message with cigarettes is that it's lethal. They know this and fewer are smoking.

Let's protect our kids, not our job security, not our pocket books.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins. LMT

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Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

To stay sober and clean, we must be useful to God and others. Enhancement of our spiritual lives is necessary.

Doc Pete

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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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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.

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Recovery from addiction is attainable.

Recovery from addiction is very attainable . The experts have been there.  Find them at 12 step meetings.

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Recovering people, law, honest treatment professionals and families can arrest the opiate problem.

It will take a synthesis of these people working together with integrity. Greed and power have no place in treatment.

 

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If your loved one is using drugs and/or alcohol, get help for yourself so you can help them. #addiction

Trying to help them by yourself is like trying to rebuild your carbureter on your car. You will probably need help unless you are trained in mechanics.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Do not debate with an alcohol or drug abuser if he does not want help. #addiction

Always ask the question, "Do you want help?" If you are talking to a loved one ask, "Does he want help?"

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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#addiction Addiction is highly treatable. Politics interfere with effective treatment.

Many times, greed and fears overtake the providers. There are billions of dollars in addiction treatment. There is peace and purposefulness in doing it right.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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