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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 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

 

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

If in doubt, don't go to the event!!!

Protect your recovery.

GIVE you and your family a sober and clean holiday!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a great opportunity.

 

We don't have to get sober and clean - We get to do it.

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. If you fall, use the experience to correct whatever is not working and keep going.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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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 Redirection - Recovery is truly a Miracle!!!

We keep getting representatives who talk about addiction but have not been there, have not studied it and don't understand it. The experts have been on the streets and come back from hell. They know addiction inside and out. They have beaten it and are sober and clean for years.

 These recovering people still keep it arrested by living and practicing a spiritual way of life; not religious but spiritual, doing the right things and developing character.  They have felt the pain deeply because they were not protected from their "bottom" and thus became motivated to do the work that recovery entails. This result is truly a miracle. You can trust anything these people say about recovery from addiction.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

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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!!!

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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).

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Redirection - Recovery is truly a Better Way of LIFE!!!

 

Recovery meetings will bring Hope if you work for it. Put about 30% of the effort that you put into drinking and/or drugging. Prioritize recovery and you will get things back. Put job, money, family, play or a relationship in front of your recovery and you will lose the job, money, family, play or a relationship. 

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.

The good news - It's good work, pay is excellent and the pension is even better!!!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913

P.S. Recovery is a JOY!

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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.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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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!!!

 

The change from active addiction back to life is astounding. A recent study suggests 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. 

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.

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

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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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Addiction recovery redirections - Recovery is NEW, not difficult.

The key to new habits is going to meetings an learning from recovering people until you want to go. There comes a day when you are happy to be sober and clean. First, we must clean up the wreckage of the past, let go of the remorse, find relief from the depression and re-enter a new life that is full of purpose. We must work for this. Then you will find joy and freedom. 

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There is no "Magic Pill' that gets you sober and clean. It takes commitment/work.

We must be committed to recovery, not merely involved. This is like having ham and eggs for breakfast. The chicken is involved but the pig is committed. (Anonymous)

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.'

 

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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.

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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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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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A word on crisis change - People change because of pain and loss or clarity of conscience.

Forced change because of adverse consequences does not last unless we break denial and decide that we are responsible for our success and take better actions.

We don't make lasting changes for the judge, job, society, our critics, spouse or parents... until we see that we need to change because we do not like our results. We do not change unless we want to or must. 

Doc Pete

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