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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

When the pain of addiction outweighs the pleasure of 'using', recovery is possible.

Recovery takes works and readiness. The good news is that recovery far surpasses the turmoil of 'using.'

Buckle up for a great ride. Recovery gets gooder and gooder.

 

Doc Pete

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I have seen families, once destroyed by addiction, become reunited with love and forgiveness once the change becomes long lasting.

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

I work with many addicts and alcoholics who cut back or quit in their earlier years and then have a serious problem when they get out of control two, three, five or ten years later. They are not aware of the choinicity of addiction. It requires daily treatment taught by twelve step members who teach vigilance, consistency and model the joy of doing this.

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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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Alcoholism still runs rampant in the United States.

About 43% of U.S. adults, 76 million people, have had alcoholism in the family. www.alcoholism-statistics.com/family-statistics (2013). 

Over the decades, it always comes back to alcoholism.

Doc Pete

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Addiction treatment is possible. Tell your story!

Let others know what you and God and family and 12 step members have accomplished. Tell them how it works!!!

Bog on this site and share your experience so others can get hope.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction entails much work in the mainstream of life where consequences can teach.

Addicts and alcoholics have to learn from pain and loss. There is no other way.

Doc Pete

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Addiction education is vital; addiction analysis is deadly.

Intellectualizing and rationalizing are old defense mechanisms that keep up in the dark, away from the pain of the consequences of our abusive actions when high or in active addiction. Good thinking must be learned from those who have 'been there.' Our old thinking must be replaced with health thoughts of the joy that comes when sober and clean.

Doc Pete

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Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

To stay sober and clean, we must be useful to God and others. Enhancement of our spiritual lives is necessary.

Doc Pete

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Addiction is easily treatable and a joy to discover.

When drug affected, it is impossible to imagine the joy of living without inebriation. A few days sober and clean helps us to see the better life that is available if we follow a few siimple suggestions.

Doc Pete

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Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while.

Effective recovery from addiction involves learning and not teaching for quite a while. Knowing and teaching what you do't know can lead to painful failure.

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A quick apology can mend the broken harms to others.

It costs some pride but is still inexpensive.

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Words can cut relationships but forgiveness can mend the wounds.

Our program teaches us how to mend the broken harms to others.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement.

Recovery from addiction means surrender, not self improvement. Right living means making up for harm done to others and being helpful to them.

Doc Pete

 

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Open-mindedness is akin to a breath of fresh air on a dry day.

Whether in politics, education, business or recovery, an open mind can only lead to cooperation and wisdom.

Doc Pete

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Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!!

Recovery from Addiction is a HIGH that is unsurpassed!!! Recovery is much better than being wasted.

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Addiction recovery is so much better than suffering from the pain and loss.

Recovery is the entry into a life beyond compare.

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Focus on solution, not problems.

We can solve problems when sober and clean. When intoxicated, we focus on making problems.

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Addiction treatment is relevant. Blasting President Trump is not.

Let's focus on solutions, not contempt.

Doc Pete

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