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Addiction progressively get worse. Recovery progressively gets better.

 

We must work for our recovery. The work entails a humbling yet empowering journey of spiritual (first), emotion mental and physical growth.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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I was misinformed about addiction. Doc Pete

 

Getting sober and clean involved unlearning many things that I had learned growing up. For instance, I had to forget the ads that said that alcohol is cool and that glamorizing drugs makes for a great movie and that movie entertainers are cute when they get intoxicated, get in fights and go to jail and that the girls in the beer commercials love the guys who are drinking...

Take time to learn accurate information about social drinking, abusive drinking and addictive drinking.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Strike while the iron is hot. Get sober/clean while you are motivated.

 

This adage is especially valid with drug/alcohol treatment. Don't wait for something else to occur before you decide to get sober and clean. Take action NOW!

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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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.

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery is a process, not an event. Lead your loved one to recovery by not subsidizing the addiction process.

Support the recovery process with love. "I'm here for you when you want help." Efforts at helping when he or she is not ready can feed the addiction. Assertively and lovingly let your loved one know that you can't help until they ask for help. If he or she asks, do whatever it takes to support recovery. Get help to find out how to do this.

 

Addiction is extremely treatable!

 

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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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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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 is chronic. Treatment is a daily program taught by survivors.

Continued vigilance is the cost of abstinent happy recovering people. Actions, not words.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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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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The Myth of medicating Addicts/Alcoholics.

 Prescription drug abuse is rampant. We should be cautious when giving medication to those who have no control over their intake. Rigorous family work must be performed in order to structure the use of needed medication for addicts. Let's work toward an educated remedy for treating addicts which includes a spiritual approach and not a pill.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins (407) 786-1913

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When disturbed, our communication is disturbed.

Recovery entails taking responsibility for our anger, fears and hurts that hinder good relationships and eliminate all chances for mature negotiation.

Dr.P. Butkins

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Addiction recovery is a joy; so much better than intoxication and failure.

Addiction recovery is a joy; so much better than intoxication and failure. There is no comparison. 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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The addiction problem perpetuates itself because we don't publicize recovery. We support drinking and drug behavior.

Addiction must be brought out into the open and not just mentioned when there is an overdose. We must publicize the solution and the joys of sobriety.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Having a chance to get sober is a miracle.

Talk to a sober person. Ask!  

Doc Pete

 

 

 

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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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A Friend is a Present You Give to Yourself.

Recovery gives us a sense of belonging - a spiritual gift.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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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

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28 Million for Drug Treatment that Government sanctions?!

Problem:   The government has not been able to arrest it. Why more money for ineffective treatment?

Solution:  Synthesize efforts with input from recovering people for over one quarter of a century. There are thousands of them. Add counselors, CAPs, M.D.s therapists psychiatrists, law makers, law enforcers, valid researchers who have been in the addictions field for twenty five years and KNOW addiction or are brilliant and unbiased and come up with a solution.  Have all attend AA, NA and Al-Anon for three months.

Then ACT EFFECTIVELY?

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LCAP, LMFT

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