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Marijuana is also called wacky weed.

 

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.

 

Bad idea!

 

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913             

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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.

Best Wishes,              

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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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

 

(407) 786-1913

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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.

 

Best Wishes,              

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!!!

 

If you go to the party or event, bring your car or have Uber on speed dial.

Protect you recovery. Put the drink or drug abuse off until tomorrow. Stay sober and clean today. Talk about the craving at a meeting.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude is the key to unlock the door of happiness!

Gratitude is an action word. When we are helping others, we are not thinking of ourselves. The mind can only think one thought. When helping another, we are thinking nothing of ourselves and can simply feel good about the other person getting help.

'When you run out of things to be grateful for, start being grateful for the things for which you are not grateful.' - Lyn Kelly (Grow Institute, 2016).

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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

 

The change from active addiction back to life is astounding. Recovery takes work on our damaged lives but usually all is reversible. There is hope no matter how far down you have gone. Others who have been down farther will show you how to come back because someone showed them. Drug free recovery works; the problem is highly treatable.

Best Wishes,

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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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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After abstinence, the essence of recovery from addiction is character building.

This journey takes years and much time in meetings and with the steps. Uncovering and repair is a lifelong endeavor.

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

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins                                         

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Addiction recovery is highly treatable without drugs. Get the family involved!!!

 When properly educated, empowered and inspired, the family can bring their loved one to treatment.

When loved ones cease to shield him or her from the consequences, the addict/alcoholic becomes motivated to recover. The pain and loss are the answer and can lead to recovery.

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence often follows drinking/drugging.

 

When we ingest very small amounts of alcohol and even some drugs, our inhibitions leave and our judgment becomes very poor. Violence can be inevitable.

Hidden scars include emotional, mental, physical, financial and social pain.  Survivors last but they don't always live.The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery is a great way of life once you get past the guilt and fears, and you will.

 Addiction Recovery is much better and easier than using.

For more buy my book: Know Relief for the Family at www.createspace.com

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Families can learn to get loved one to recovery!!!

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. 

Buy my book: Know Relief for the Family at www.createspace.com

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October is domestic violence month. Here are some guidelines:

 

SAFETY ALERT:

If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline 
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.

If you are in immediate danger, please:

·         Call 911.

·         Contact your local hotline.

·         Contact a national hotline:

·         Call the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

·         Call, text or chat Love Is Respect—the U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453, text "loveis" to 77054 or live chat at http://www.loveisrespect.org.

·         Call the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), which automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program based on the area code of your phone number. Secure, online private chat is available at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/.

 

Remember: Corded phones are more private and less able to be intercepted than cordless phones or analog cell phones.

 

Be Aware: You may not be able to reach 911 using an Internet phone or Internet-based phone service, so you may need to be prepared to use another phone to call 911.

 

Contact your local domestic violence program, shelter, or rape crisis center to learn about free cell phone donation programs.

 

 

Tips for Using Technology

If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are.

Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don't need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone's computer and Internet activities. Anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor with programs like Spyware, keystroke loggers, and hacking tools.

It is not possible to delete or clear all the "footprints" of your computer or online activities.

If you are being monitored, it may be dangerous to change your computer behaviors such as suddenly deleting your entire Internet history if that is not your regular habit.

If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, be careful how you use your computer since an abuser might become suspicious.

You may want to keep using the monitored computer for innocuous activities, like looking up the weather. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan, to look for new jobs, apartments or bus tickets, or to ask for help.

Email and Instant/Text Messaging (IM) are not safe or confidential ways to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life.

If possible, please call a hotline instead. If you use email or IM, please use a safer computer and an account your abuser does not know about.

Computers can store a lot of private information.

This includes what you look at via the Internet, the emails and instant messages you send, Internet-based phone and IP-TTY calls you make, Web-based purchases and banking, and many other activities.

It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center (CTC), at a trusted friend's house, or at an Internet Cafe. Modern technology and social networks change frequently. Educate yourself by reading about the NRCDV's Tech Safety Resources. This special collection of selected articles, fact sheets, papers, reports and other materials are designed to assist advocates and survivors interested in understanding the safe use of technology.

 

 

 

https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history 2017

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Addicts/alcoholics must want to get sober and clean because of their severe pain and loss. Then there is much work to do.

There is no "Quick Fix!!!"  The "Quick Fix" is seductive but is untrue. Recovery takes work on all aspects of life. It is a rebuilding after the person becomes lost in a dark world.

Join me in my Quest for a better world!

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913      

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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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