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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

Having a chance to get sober is a miracle.

Talk to a sober person. Ask!  

Doc Pete

 

 

 

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Getting sober and clean was and still is the best thing that has happened to me!

July is a special month for me as I celebrate my sobriety anniversary.

Thank God for the twelve step programs.

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Have a Safe and Sober 4th.

Let's unite under one cause. Forgive all and heal ourselves. #  #addiction

Doc Pete

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Have a Safe and Sober 4th.

Have a Safe and Sober 4th. Much praise for those who made and still make us safe.

Dr. Peter A, Butkins.

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Let's make America sober again!

The first step is to put a drug czar in office who has a good education on addiction.  Next, we need to get a think tank going to involve government, recovering people, healthcare professionals and lay men to synthesize a theory and treatment protocol.

Doc Pete the imperfect therapist

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Happy Sober New Year's!!!

Staying sober for the Holiday is very different for someone who has a problem abstaining.  Congratulations on a happy sober holiday.  Keep it going by doing more of what you have been doing.

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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The goal is long term sobriety/clean time.

There is a way to get and stay sober and clean that has been tried and true.  It is the twelve-step way.  Many do not make it because they will not surrender their way.  This is why I have my treatment program.  We help people overcome the obstacles that cause relapse.  After 50 years of study, I have this down cold.  Call us at 407 786-1913.  We care and are affordable.

Doc Pete

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Wayne Dyer passes at age 75 - "A Gift for the Ages."

Wayne Dyer was one of the true inspirational gift for many years.  His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), was published when I has just found my Purpose and was very reassuring.  He helped many people to evolve and was especially helpful to many counselors, giving us hope as well as exposure and credibility to our field.

Doc Pete

Thanks for your support.  A leader is nothing without his followers.

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High drama can lead to illness.

Drama trauma can be an exaggeration of one's situation and is usually based on a preoccupation with self.  There is much to be said about accepting life's ups and downs as opposed to making more out of them than is there.

Doc Pete

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Hostility is reversible.

Forgiveness frees us to enjoy life.  Hostility outs us in chains.

Doc Pete

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Cravings must be reduced and arrested in the first year of recovery. Here's how:

Cravings abate when the addict alcoholic decides to make up for the harm done and develop spiritually.  The decision and spiritual open-mindedness coincide with a reduction in cravings that do not disappear yet are almost extinct.

Doc Pete

P.S.  Thanks for your support.  I can't do much without you!

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Spirituality - The Essence of Recovery.

Recovery requires a spiritual conversion attained through a spiritual experience.  What is more spiritual than power returned to a powerless person?

Thanks for your support. I can't do much without you.

 

Doc Pete

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The Power of Recovery.

We are able to go anywhere and do anything as long as we do not 'use'.  Bring your dreams to Recovery.

 

Doc Pete

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Why do so many people always see beautiful...

"Why do so many people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?"

- LEO BUSCAGLIA

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Replace Problem with Seminar.

Learn to think differently about problems; see them as challenges that are temporary.  They are seminars that help one overcome feelings of fear and hurt.  A seminar is a learning experience that teaches you a lesson.  There are expensive seminars and inexpensive seminars.  When you learn from the inexpensive ones, you will not need to create the expensive ones.

Doc Pete

P.S. Ask me how I know this. :)

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All you need is love! Leo Bascalgia and the Beatles.

Love is life according to Leo Bascalgia.  He was popular during the 70's for his New York Times' bestseller, LOVE.  One of his popular quotes was that we have to love ourselves first, before we can love another.  This has been adopted as a truism in many genres.

What do you think?

Doc Pete

Thanks for your support.  I can't do much without you.

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Forgive ALL monthly or weekly...

An old American Inidan talks about burying the hatchet.  This is a metaphor for forgiveness.  Get rid of the revenge motive.  And lastly, forget where you buried the hatchet!

Doc Pete

I help people create a life worth celebrating

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Abstinence Comes First.

No good effective effort can be made while the toxifying substance is impacting your judgment and inhibitions.  We can't expect success without sacrifice.  One has to be willing to let it all go.  This means uncharted waters for the addict/alcoholic.  The good news is that there are many, many lifeguards in the water and many more overseeing your efforts.  Lifeguards save lives.  Don't argue over the color of the life preserver.  Join us in recovery.  The water's fine.

Doc Pete

I help people find lives worth celebrating!

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Just Begin.

Whether new to recovery or whether you have a problem with chronic relapsing, begin where you are.  Old or young, healthy or unhealthy, tall or short, you have a chance that few get.

Doc Pete

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Thanks for your involvement in MyFreedomQuest.com.

We're getting many hits and have many subjects on the forum.  You can also blog and/or comment.  Join us often.  Others who suffer need your message.

Doc Pete

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