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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

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.

 

Dr. Pete Butkins                                                                           

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There is nothing better than a reunited family. Bonds become a blessing for all.

I have seen families, once destroyed by addiction, become reunited with love and forgiveness once the change becomes trusted. They are perhaps better off than if the harm had never been done. The rebirth gives meaning to the rejections of the past. The awful past becomes their greatest asset.

Do not give up hope nor be afraid to come back and make amends for harm done. You have nothing to lose but pride. Losing pride is freeing.

Peace and Love,

Doc Pete

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Media specialists - Please getting an accurate education of addiction and quality recovery? 12 Step works!!!

When the media gets a clear picture of recovery successes, they will see that long term recovery stems from hard work in making up for harms done to others and much prayer. The spiritual conversion, living an honest and giving life works! Then we can spread the word about good, honest treatment given with integrity, honesty and affordability.

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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In recovery, we learn to laugh again.

Addiction recovery means that we accept ourselves as broken, work on mending by making up for the harm done to others and help other addicts/alcoholics to live again. We learn to see our addiction as a means to peace and usefulness - fulfillment.

Doc Pete

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The journey of the addict/alcoholic prospers via thoughts of others instead of more for self.

Addicts/alcoholics stay sober and clean through healing and growth. Character building through continuous forgiveness, giving and humble honesty is the key that unlocks the door of inner peace.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Recovery from addiction entails abstinence and character building.

Recovery from addiction entails abstinence and character building. Addicts/alcoholics stay sober and clean through healing and growth. The journey ends with thoughts and attention to others instead of more for self.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins  

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Why aren't we addressing the pandemic problem of addiction?

 Our country wreaks of it. It is highly treatable when we teach the families how to manage it.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT#addiction

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Recovery is a COMMITMENT. It has to be number one!!!

Recovery takes a commitment from the addict/alcoholic and the family. The family is the leverage that motivates the addict to comit.

Dr. Peter A Butkins, LMT

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Alcohol/Addiction Treatment - Affordable, Quality, Integrity - My Freedom Quest.

I have worked for over 50 years at making my treatment the most effective treatment that I can. I have a gift for helping people get and stay sober and clean.

Join us at My Freedom Quest if you are sick of being sick.

Dr. Peter Butkins

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Addiction Therapists should be made of stern stuff!!!

We must do no harm. We can't be part of a system that over medicates, kicks addicts from treatment because of insurance stopping and before they are ready, only to go back to their ghetto and die. We must take a stand. Kids are dying out there.

DO NO HARM!!!

Dr. P. Butkins, LCAP, LMT

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Addiction Treatment works. Watch who you choose!

Choose providers who have been there and haven't been in it for the money. Treatment specialists work only if the care and demonstrate good treatment.

Doc Pete

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Look for Addiction Treatment with Integrity.

Look for Substance Abuse  Programs where no one can keep using drugs and stay. Program INTEGRITY means that abstinence is the goal and recovering people follow directions that lead to lifetime abstinence. This requires much work by the addict/alcoholic.

The selection process must also have integrity.  People who will cooperate either because they have personal pain and loss or do not want to continue hurting their loved ones. I directed by a skillful therapist, this provides the "leverage" needed to motivate them into solid recovery.

I know how to make this happen.

Call me at (407) 786-1913 for more.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Addiction is highly treatable without drugs.

There is a prescription for successful recovery that I teach at My Freedom Quest. My intensive outpatient program works when addicts/alcoholics follow 'my lead' consistently. After 50 years of helping people obtain successful recovery, I'm getting the hang of it. Call for more (407) 786-1913.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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