Know Relief For The Family

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Dr. Butkins has studied addictions, mental health and marriage and family therapy for close to 50 years. Having his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and Master's degree from Niagara University, he has been in the counseling field since the late 1960's. Work experience includes being a mental health counselor on a locked psychiatric ward, supervisor of a mental health, drug and alcohol hotline, college associate professor and private practitioner. Having owned three treatment centers, he has his licenses in mental health, marriage and family therapy and certification as an addiction professional. Other books include Tried & True Methods To Get Sober & Clean and Sober and Separated. His dissertation was on relapse prevention with addicts and alcoholics. At present, Dr. Butkins owns and directs My Freedom Quest, Inc., an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center that also houses a DCF licensed intensive outpatient substance abuse program. Websites include, and
You can find his videos on you tube under thedocpete.

Know Relief For The Family

Tried And True Methods For Helping An Addicted Child

Authored by Dr. Peter A. Butkins

Know Relief For The Family is a guide for parents and spouses who are concerned about a family member's addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. While focusing on the child as the "identified patient," this book can also be used to help get anyone sober and clean. Based on many years of experience and study, it explains the problem and then explains and demonstrates the solution. Pitfalls and roadblocks are explored and demonstrations of the thinking that addiction creates are exemplified. Responses to addictive thinking are given. Setting boundarys, being assertive and attaining emotional balence are key points that are emphasized and explained. Lastly, a seven-step model shows the reader how to traverse through the maze of addiction, making the right decisions and thus maximizing the chances for success. Information is based on responsible sources and has been well thought out in order to provide accurate information that is helpful for successful recovery entry. Family members will find answers to their questions about this treacherous problem that have been learned through decades of direct experience in the treatment of hundreds of those affected by addiction. Dr. Butkins' writing style as well as
self-disclosure will put you at ease while educating you with familiar descriptions of the problem that you have been trying to solve.
Dr. Butkins has labored long to make this a "labor of love" that is presented in an easy to read, common sense language that is also easy to understand.

Publication Date:
0615779700 / 9780615779706
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs

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