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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                           

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Sober and clean living is so much better!

To get this mindset and strong feeling, one must first feel the pain of addiction and then the joy of a sober life.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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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                           

(407) 786-1913    

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Three things you must know about recovery from addiction.

 

1. Life is better sober and clean.

2. Pain of addiction stops when sober.

3. Treatment is available if you want it. Call me at (407) 786-1913

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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                           

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Have you had enough of a beating from addiction?

Or

Do you remember the good times before it turned on you?

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Once out of denial, stay out of denial.

       

Most addicts/alcoholics fight a 'civil war,' battling between the awful pain of addiction and the euphoric recall of the beginning 'good times.' Stick with sober and clean people and do what they do.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Recovery from addiction requires breaking denial and work.

 

Hitting a hard bottom and being aware of the pain as a direct result from using drugs and/or alcohol creates motivation to work through the beginning changes. We can't think ourselves sober and clean.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Substance abuse treatment beginnings.

The most important variables when beginning treatment for drug/alcohol addiction are detoxification and an accurate diagnosis.

 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Addiction Treatment is work. 

  

There is no magic pill to help with years of built up guilt. shame. anger, fear and sadness let alone the shock of waking up to find you have these feelings. Recovery means much work. It is worth it and easier than the slow death of addiction.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Heroin Addiction treatment is similar to treatment from any drug.

 

Treatment is not a complex or magical process. It is a matter of hitting a hard bottom, getting rid of enablers and doing what sober and clean people have done to become successful in recovery.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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We have had success with heroin recovery.

 

My Freedom Quest is a place where money comes second, competent, effective treatment comes first along with caring and structure. Call us - You will be glad that you did.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                           

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Heroin addiction is treatable.

 

I have found that, with much work, any drug can be overcome. This involves 'surrendering to win' and learning to be sober and clean by being the student. Control must be surrendered.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

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Do not let and active addict run your family.

 

The alcoholic/addict can be convincing you that all will be well again. Listen to the actions, not the talk.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

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Families with addictive members suffer incredibly.

Too many times I have sat with mothers and fathers, spouses and children who have lost their loved one to addiction. And the person is sitting there. It is no longer the loved one they knew.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

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Families of addiction can learn to influence, not control.

 

The need to control is a tremendous burden that taxes the emotions, mind and spirit because it is impossible to change another. Influence means taking care of self and setting limits for others.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins        

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