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Recovery from addiction gives us a chance to see the gifts and beauty of the world.

Using is a waste of life.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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My business is my recovery.

 

All else comes second.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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My recovery is most important! It is my first concern.

 Then I have the peace to function well.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Addiction is for quitters.

 

Recovery allows us to finally find the Power to do our dreams. The cost is a little work.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins

(407) 786-1913

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The best birthday was the day I got sober and clean.

 

My recovery anniversary is still the best and greenest day of the year.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Get approval from God and self and a good recovery sponsor.

We have too much hard road behind us to add more. Remove all toxic people from your life ASAP. You deserve to stay sober and clean so use your program to practice riding the high road.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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Recovery from addiction means Hope for a useful life. What is better than that?

 

'Give me hope, help me cope with this heavy load.' - George Harrison.

Sometimes life is a matter of coping. Drinking or drugging at it gives you a new, perhaps unsolvable (?) problem.

Use your program. Ask for help when stressed.

Love and Inner Peace,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

(407) 786-1913

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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.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Recovery gives us choices.

 

Choose between love or fear. One breeds happiness, the other depression.

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins                                                    

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We don't forget where we buried the hatchet.

 

 

Anger/fear is a major issue in early, middle and late recovery. At times, we can be shocked that we are still angry and petty.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

(407) 786-1913    

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Wait three minutes before you drink or drug.

 

Say a prayer, call a friend in recovery, think thru til the end of the night, remember the pain... DON'T GO BACK!!!

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

(407) 786-1913    

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When in recovery from addiction, we give  back; then we get back that which we lost.

 

Recovery from addiction entails asking God for release from the bondage of addiction and then making up for harms done to others.                                                 

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins                        

(407) 786-1913    

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New in recovery?

 

The people in 12 step Programs have got your back!

Best Wishes,                                                           

Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Keep recovery from addiction simple.

 

 Try not to use your old thinking to worry and predict the worse. All things work out if you work for them. Use a coach who has been there..

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Family help with addictive member.

 

Wait until he or she asks for help or learn to do an intervention.

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Dr. Peter A. Butkins 

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Families with addiction - Helpful Guide.

 

The family that has been torn apart by addiction has much to repair. First, there is forgiveness for the harm done and a commitment to let go of anger, fears, despair, hopelessness, powerlessness and grief. This takes a long time. There is no magic cure. Let go via therapy efforts and direction or there is danger of displacing the anger on others. Let the therapist have a say in the family's healing or nothing will happen.

Best Wishes,                                                           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                           

(407) 786-1913

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