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Anyone can get and stay sober and clean.

 

It is a matter of surrender to a process that is successful. Find the successful recovering people and do what they do. Stop fighting and trying to control it alone.

Love and Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP  (407) 786-1913

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It difficult if not impossible to understand addiction because all we see is the aberrant behavior and not the unintentional loss of control.

Alcoholics are still responsible even though we do not plan our downfall.

Dr Peter A. Butkins, LMT

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Addiction is the pursuit of happiness in the absence of pleasure - R. Heilman, c1986.

Addiction is the best kept secret, even to the addict.

Doc Pete

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Helping a loved one get sober and clean - Step three.

Use a logical approach and assess the behaviors that indicate your lover one is using drugs or alcohol.  Write these down and look for an Al-anon meeting and, as in Step two, a good therapist who is trained in addictions. If possible, consult with a stable family member to see what they think about your observations.  Remember, you are practicing so that your intervention is both logical and behavior based yet loving. Detachment with anger is usually viewed as betrayal by an addict.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

P.S. Buy Know Relief for the Family, Butkins, 2012, at www.createspace.com for the whole story.

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