How my relapse were

This was how my relapse were Me, Martin Bodker Fritzen I'm a little afraid to portray myself as "perfect”, as if I managed 13 years with misuse and treatment in one go. I want to describe all the different experiences, where things have not worked out for me. I had, as I have written several places, a daily abuse of drugs and pills, medicine and other substances, from the age of 18 tile I was 33. I was deeply dependent, and all the rituals, habits and feelings in my life, were interwoven with my addictions. Just like [...]

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Awful things I went through during the withdrawal process

As a child in a household in which substance abuse and misuse continues to be consistent for upwards of three generations, I eventually broke free. From 1995 – 2009, 13 elongated years, having been heavily dependent on alcohol, drugs, and pills. This is how I overcame withdrawal symptoms. At the time the abuse was at its pinnacle, I consumed on a daily basis doses of a toxic combination of alcohol, over 50 pills, cocaine and amphetamines. It most certainly is miraculous that I am alive tell my story. Below you will find my recipe on how to overcome withdrawal symptoms. [...]

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My road to addiction, how I became a drug addict

My journey into addiction was easy and it took me by surprise, how I became a drug addict Martin Bodker Fritzen Me! Being an addict!? It took me more than five years, before I understood that it was wrong to consume alcohol, cocaine, amphetamine and painkillers in the amounts I was doing. I grew up in a small provincial town with 900 inhabitants in North Zealand, Denmark. The town had a petrol station, a supermarket, a butcher, a church, school and sports club. I was born in 1976. One year later, my parents got divorced, and I mainly [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Physical Body

This I the first element in the Healing process when overcoming withdrawal symptoms. Symptom withdrawal is a process the physical body must withstand, from being dependent on drugs to all the withdrawal symptoms, to developing into a healthy and balanced body, freed from addiction and disease. The Physical Body Essentially, overcoming your withdrawal symptoms is about making use of the human body as much as you can. This gives several benefits much like: natural tiredness, generation of dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin along with other beneficial neurotransmitters, which benefits all four categories. Physical exercise creates sweating and requires vigorous movement and [...]

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How I used drugs at work

This is how I used drugs at work "I just have to go to the bathroom, and then I'm ready," I say to colleagues. I hear my mind nag me when I tell lies to my colleagues. Yet, at the same time the addiction has a strong hold on me, creating thoughts focused on one thing: to go to the bathroom and take a "bomb" of amphetamines and two Nobligans. Then I could survive my next meeting. It's January of 2007. I'm employed as a media consultant for Eniro Denmark, one of the biggest media companies in the country. My [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Emotions

This I the second element in the Healing process when overcoming withdrawal symptoms. Our human emotions are mixed together with the other three points of the healing process. The explanation simply being that a person is drawn to drugs due to emotionally charged issues: these issues could be to suppress stress and anxiety or even anger, or perhaps a person prefers to swap inner thoughts of despair with feelings of elation and happiness, either way, drug abuse is impacted by a person’s emotional responses to issues. Occasionally someone may desire to be indifferent. The usage of drugs are very closely [...]

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My road away from addiction

How I found my road - away from addiction I tried to get out of my pill and drug abuse on several occasions, and on my fourth attempt I succeeded. From the age of 19 til I was 33, I was consuming between 30 to 60 pills daily, also taking medicine and drugs. Primarily Kodimagnyl, Codeine, Nobligan, Ketogan, Amphetamine and Cocaine. First attempt: 2004 in connection with my doctor. Me, at work in Salt Lake City, just before my last treatment in 2008 My first attempt was in 2004, when I was living alone in Glostrup. I [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: The Social aspect

This I the third element in the Healing process when overcoming withdrawal symptoms. Many make use of NA and AA, I don’t, however for those that do, it’s good, indeed they ought to engage in the tithe complete process. It brought me closer to my siblings, and friends and family, every one of these people could ease my social needs, which I was needed to be satisfied. In the past I have written that one may want to surround oneself with former drug users in the first phase of rehabilitation, because they share the same inner fire and energy which [...]

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Why I was an addict

This is why I was an addict Martin Bodker Fritzen "STOP NOW, MARTIN!!  Why don't you just stop?" We are standing in our toilet in our apartment, and my girlfriend has caught me taking amphetamines and eating a couple of painkillers. I have promised her many times that I would stop, but I can't handle it. She sits disheartened on the toilet and whispers: "I can't anymore. I can't anymore, Martin". Tears role slowly down her cheek, and black mascara lines are drawn on her skin. It's a beautiful spring day in May .The suns rays warm [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: The Mental

How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: The Mental To start a rehabilitation process is possible to achieve for most addicts. One is in “secure environments”, where one can also stay on dose level as long as one feels afraid to reduce dosages further. To go from a “secure dosage” to becoming clean, demands more than just a “wish” to become clean. It needs conviction concerning, the wish to be clean and drug free. It’s the most important for me in my life. Irrespective of what I meet, becoming clean is the most important factor for me and follows a plan to [...]

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