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I was misinformed about addiction. Doc Pete

 

Getting sober and clean involved unlearning many things that I had learned growing up. For instance, I had to forget the ads that said that alcohol is cool and that glamorizing drugs makes for a great movie and that movie entertainers are cute when they get intoxicated, get in fights and go to jail and that the girls in the beer commercials love the guys who are drinking...

Take time to learn accurate information about social drinking, abusive drinking and addictive drinking.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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There are problems other than alcohol and drugs. Abstinence is but the beginning.

 

In recovery, we clean up the harm we have done and grow to be the person we can be.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Strike while the iron is hot. Get sober/clean while you are motivated.

 

This adage is especially valid with drug/alcohol treatment. Don't wait for something else to occur before you decide to get sober and clean. Take action NOW!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Terry Glenn's death suggests that, like alcohol, marijuana is dangerous for some, even when it seems fun.

Report: Glenn's blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he was killed

NBC Sports Boston Report,NBC Sports Boston 23 hours ago
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Drinking/drug consequences are often disguised. Did you mess up when high?

 

Problems with drinking are minimized. Be healthy enough to see the problems and get help from those who are sober and clean.

 

Be humble enough to get help. You deserve your joy and happiness like anyone else. Bring your dreams to recovery meetings!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Ask "What's good for my recovery?" Then pray for intuitive thoughts.

 

Be humble enough not to trust an abused mind. Give yourself time to settle down. Trust people who have been sober for years, are doing well and still work on themselves by helping others.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

 

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Protect your recovery. Place intellect over emotion. I/E

Do not drink to spite another. Deal with the irritation. You can resolve your angst, not another's.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Happy Sober and Clean New Year! Prioritize your recovery and all else will follow.

 

Put your spiritual conversion and selfless nature first. Stability and dreams will materialize when you develop your spirit. Go where sober and clean people are and learn from them.

Best Wishes,     

                                                      

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Holiday Recovery from Doc Pete.

 

Once sober and clean, do more recovery actions to stay sober and clean, not less. If something works this good, do more of it.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Re-direction. Holiday Relapse isn't fatal. Don't give up!

 

Surrender. Stop fighting. Find what you were doing wrong and correct it!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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New Years is a time to stay sober and clean.

                

Use the 24 hour method. You can do anything for one day. If you don't take the first drink or whatever, you will not get high.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is Mercy!

Merry Christmas!

Think of giving to your family by being considerate of them.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift!!!

 

Give your family your sober Christmas.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Present!!!

Protect your recovery!

Bring your own car to an event or use Uber. Leave when you are done for whatever reason.  Do not go if in doubt. Leave if stressed.

Protect your sober drink at a party. Do not put it down.

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Present!!!

 

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time. 

Go to daily meetings. Go to Alcathons.

Allow yourself to relax and take the Holidays as a series of days that you can get through "one day at a time."

Bring your own car to an event or use Uber. Have an Uber account set up and bring a credit card. Leave when you are done for whatever reason. Protect your recovery! Leave if stressed.

Protect your sober drink at a party. Do not put it down.

Get through the Holidays One Day @ a Time.

 

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Use this time to change!

Become a giver this Holiday. Do not concern yourself if you get nothing back.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins      

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Use this time to heal!

 

Recovery gives us the opportunity to resolve our fears and old feuds. Holidays sometimes bring back these memories. We now have the awareness to resolve the angst through spiritual means with a sponsor, coach or therapist. We no longer avoid ourselves. We learn to accept and love ourselves. The first few years in recovery are times of growth and healing.

Awareness and acceptance are healing. Accept your gift.

Best Wishes,                                                             

Dr. Peter A. Butkins      

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - We GET to get sober and clean!

Recovery is a door that opens and can close quickly without opening again.  Walk through it while you have your brain, your car, your family, your job... Be the fortunate one who gets out and doesn't have to suffer while getting too many things back. Learn from consequences, don't repeat them.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins      

 

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Addiction Recovery Holiday Redirection - Recovery is a Gift of Timing!

Recovery takes time. Anything lasting and strong in nature takes time. You are where you're supposed to be. So, don't push the river, you have time.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins      

 

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Ben Affleck has a chance. Recovery is a process. It is not an immediate fix.

Ben's story is a good example of efforts to obtain help after the bottom falls out. This is the way to get sober and clean. The desperation is created by hurting enough so that the motivation is created. Then the addict/alcoholic is ready to do what recovering people have done that has worked. Millions of recovering people can't all be wrong.

All the the twelve steps have been written in the past tense. This is because they have been performed already and have worked so well that they have been written as a suggested guide for successful recovery. We have to ask for help and then take it. This is the beginning of wisdom.

 

Ben Affleck reignites rehab speculation as he's seen stumbling near treatment center

 

Jennifer Kline

AOL.comDecember 15, 2017

Us Weekly confirmed Friday that Affleck is still in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, as a source noted, "Dealing with this disease is something he’ll have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it."

Affleck first sought treatment for alcohol addiction in 2001. In September of this year, he reportedly "reached a breaking point" and asked ex-wife Jennifer  Garner and brother Casey Affleck to help him find a 30-day program, which he's since completed. He is now doing outpatient treatment. 

 

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

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