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Dr. Peter Butkins blog entries for MyFreedomQuest.com

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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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 treatment should be affordable.

 

At My Freedom Quest, I give addicts and alcoholics a chance to get siber and clean no matter how much money they have. It is 'doable' if the person wants help.

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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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Abstinence is not sobriety.

 

Recovery means much work on thoughts, feelings and subsequent actions. Behaviors must change from self-centered to altruistic. This takes time and work.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Families of addiction have been severely damaged.

 

Years of repair have to be completed. All members need to heal from the fears, angers, shame and sadness that the disease of addiction breeds. There is no magic cure.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913

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In an addictive family, watch who is in charge.

 

Do not let the fear of relapse back to drugs or alcohol prevent you from setting boundaries.

Do the right thing! Don't let an addict 'run the show/'

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Families of addicts/alcoholics need help too.

 

The damage done to family members is untold. They do not have a way to escape like the addict.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Families of addicts are the best source of change.

 

I have worked with hundreds of addicts/alcoholics who have broken denial because of the families pain and resultant courage to become healthy.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913

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Family unity means that the parents are in charge.

 

When healthy (non alcohol/drug users) parents are united, the family can survive anything, even addiction. If this is not the case, one healthy family member can move mountains.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Helping others is admirable. Helping an addict should be done with caution.

The best defense against the disease of addiction is a united family, especially the parents.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Get treatment for addiction from those who know addiction.

 

Ask how long your therapist has practiced treatment of addiction  and if s/he specializes in it. Use only those who do this as a specialty and who know about 12 step treatment.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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We are ready to stop addiction when we have suffered enough.

The pain must outweigh the pleasure. True addiction is the search for euphoria in the absence of pleasure.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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We must be willing to learn.

 

Our whole lives we are taught to be self-sufficient, take control, get the job done... We must return to earlier times when we were students - of recovery. After all, we are always students.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Recovery from any drug, including alcohol, is possible if you are teachable.

 

The only ones who do not get sober and clean are those who think they are better. Follow those who have succeeded. Give up trying to beat the game.'

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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One of the top ten most important things to know about recovery from addiction.

 

We need the pain and loss to get sober and clean but we don't wallow in it.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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The #1 secret of recovery from addiction.

 

It is much, much easier than being intoxicated!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913

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Three things you must know about getting sober and clean.

 

1.It involves actions that are different.

2. It involves actions that you did not think up.

3. It involves actions that work.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Three things you must know about addiction.

 

1. It is a disease. We do not sign up for it.

2. Addictive fun stops somewhere along the way as tolerance builds.

3. It is highly treatable.    

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

(407) 786-1913    

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