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While trying to get and stay sober & clean, be the student and not the teacher.

In early recovery from drugs/alcohol, we don't learn much when we are talking.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins   

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The best life is a sober and clean life. If I can do it, you can do it!

 

A life of being altered is not being involved in why we were put here. This is not our world. We are all joined and here to be purposeful. Self absorption get old. Recovery is living a good life.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery is NEW, not hard.

 

We merely need to walk in the shoes of successful people who are clean and sober and will help us to recover. You find these in 12 STEP meetings. Go and find them, we're waiting to help you.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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We must see the pain that addiction created through us.

 

We have to be clear headed enough to see the harm we have done to our families, children, parents, brothers and sisters and spouses and relatives...

The family knows that we love the addiction more than them!

Then we begin a journey of making it up to them and ourselves.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Recovery from Alcohol and Drug addiction is the best thing that ever happened to me.

 

This is my truth. I am free to go and do what I want. No more chains of addiction for today. Life eventually became joyous.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Trying to get sober and clean on your own is a fight with a pro.

 

We can attain a sober and clean lifestyle through support from a Higher Power and those who have been sober and clean. Our own efforts give us despair and depression. Twelve Step Programs breed JOY.

"I stopped at a meeting on the way to my funeral." - Anonymous

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Relapse back to addiction is not necessary. Build your defenses.

 

Be inspired by adhering to a daily Program of recovery. Ask for release from drugs and alcohol in the morning; thank Him at night. Spend time with recovering people. Read recovery literature.Have a home group. Be a good person. Have quiet time. This is your daily PROGRAM.

                                                         

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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Pay special attention to stress when recovering from addiction.

Find the 'sweet spot' which is attained after you surrender completely to your idea of a Creator who has your back and will never let you down. Then there is no stress. Fear has melted into faith.

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We must self-diagnose our drinking and drug use.No one can tell us!

 

Ask: "Are you drinking or using drugs while in treatment?" "Are you planning to drink after you complete Treatment?"

If yes, see if you can manage it. Choose a plan to control your use, e.g., "I'll drink only two 12 oz. beers when I drink. See if you can do this. See if you can stop at two.

Try it for a month. If you fail, try treatment.

 

To Thine Own Self Be True!

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Recovery means accountability. Work and then play.

 

Being sober and clean means being free from addiction and the pain/loss than accompanies addiction. We then earn the right to enjoy our lives.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Now we can enjoy life without drugs and alcohol.

If life were miserable when sober and clean, I would go back.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Go all in!!! Do what successful recovering people did. It worked.

 

We must give up our plan for our recovery. We do not know how to get sober and clean on our own. Millions have tried. Do what the millions of successful people in recovery did.

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We are now free from the chains of addiction.

 

We have been lifted from the dark world of addiction. We can go anywhere we choose and do anything we want. All we have to do is avoid the poison.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Recovery from addiction/alcoholism is about getting 'right' with ourselves. No more guilt or behaviors that create guilt.

 

Self esteem comes back as we begin to live in a way in which God, self and family approves.

Addiction takes a second stage and now we can enjoy this gift of life.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Recovery from addiction/alcoholism is about getting 'right' with ourselves. No more guilt or behaviors that create guilt.

 

Self esteem comes back as we begin to live in a way in which God, self and family approves.

Addiction takes a second stage and now we can enjoy this gift of life.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

(407) 786-1913    

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Drug Cravings leave us when we ask for release and are willing to make amends.

 

This is an amazing discovery. It is true. Ask me how I know.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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The harm done when drug/alcohol affected has to be repaired.

 

Recovery entails making up for our mistakes when drinking. Then we are free to go and do whatever we choose. We are no longer held in captive by our guilt, sadness, grief and anger generated when actively addicted. We become free men and women.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Abstinence from our addictive bondage is but the beginning. It begins the Journey.

 

There is work to do to reverse the harm done to self and others. The good news is that it is doable. There is hope if you try!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Step One is the beginning. It begins the journey and come first.

 

Write the specific problems that resulted from abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Write one example of how the problem overtook you.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction progressively get worse. Recovery progressively gets better.

 

We must work for our recovery. The work entails a humbling yet empowering journey of spiritual (first), emotion mental and physical growth.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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