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We give up nothing when we get sober and clean.

 

We eventually realize that our recovery is a great gift. When you're on the bottom, going back up can be easy. And it gets better when you are awake.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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New in recovery?

 

The people in 12 step Programs have got your back!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Family help with addictive member.

 

Wait until he or she asks for help or learn to do an intervention.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Families with addiction - Helpful Guide.

 

The family that has been torn apart by addiction has much to repair. First, there is forgiveness for the harm done and a commitment to let go of anger, fears, despair, hopelessness, powerlessness and grief. This takes a long time. There is no magic cure. Let go via therapy efforts and direction or there is danger of displacing the anger on others. Let the therapist have a say in the family's healing or nothing will happen.

Best Wishes,                                                           Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Wanting MORE is the addict's curse. Getting more can be worse.

 

Being happy with what we have is the goal. We can find peace within self by enjoying one day after another giving what we have.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                 

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Addiction comes with depression and anxiety because the body and mind are warped due to ongoing ingestion of mood-altering drugs.

 

This subsides for most when clean and sober and working on inner peace in recovery.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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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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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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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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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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After 50 years in addictions tx, I am sure that I can't treat heroin with a drug.

Abstinence is the beginning. Total abstinence! 

The problem is Bio  Psycho  Social and Spiritual.

The psychological, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual damage has to be repaired. The conscience must be restored. The family has to be reconstructed. Amends, amends and more and are in order.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Helping a Loved One get Sober and/or Clean - Step One.

First, stabilize the family. Make sure that you and your family members let go of built up frustrations and fears.  The addict will look for a reason to blame you. If you express negativity toward him or her, you will sabotage any attempt at intervention.

Stay tuned for more.

For further instruction go to www.createspace.com for my book: Know Relief for the Family.

For $19.95 you will get my best expert and well thought out directions for intervention.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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