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 grew [...]

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Overcome withdrawal: New and positive interests

Overcome withdrawal: New and positive interests Interests or hobbies were an integral element of the healing process for media strongly believe that finding a positive “thing” to be interested in is a very essential aspect on the road to becoming clean. Finding a hobby that you can be passionate about, and engage in, refocuses the old “habits” for new and positive ones.  Wherein drugs were previously the habit, something new and beneficial will take its place. This will overall benefit the journey to becoming drug free. Occupying the brain and diverting its attentions away from drugs improve chances of success. [...]

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Surviving withdrawal symptoms and getting clean

Surviving withdrawal symptoms and getting clean Withdrawal symptoms 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. At the start of this series of articles, I incorporated nearly all aspects which I have personally, used solutions that have worked well for me personally. Essentially I believe the complete mental aspect is focused on relocating the focus: It provides me inner peace and happiness. The moment an individual is able to shift the focus, in that case [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Loneliness

How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Loneliness Loneliness as an element, could generally be positioned under the social aspect. To be able to get through with withdrawal symptoms, trembling together with feeling cold, that’s the moment loneliness evolves into a part of the psyche. This is when there may be a high risk of making poor and unhealthy choices. As a result, loneliness tends to be so overwhelming. Loneliness is one thing that everyone can experience at some point in their lives. It’s not actually the loneliness part that is risky, it’s much more the craving of human closeness, which may [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Beliefs

How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Beliefs Deciding to get clean and change your life is absolutely wonderful. Planning and making the necessary physical, emotional, social and mental changes needed takes a powerful inner will.  A person will need all these things to successful manage withdrawal symptoms and other aspects of the rehabilitation phase. Some may or may not think that religious belief belongs under the mental category.  Well, my beliefs are enhanced by my mental status. Simply put, I believe that as humans our subconscious levels are connected in various different ways. What we believe and what we know may [...]

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How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Honesty

How to overcome withdrawal symptoms: Honesty When it comes to getting clean and going through the rehabilitation process, one of the most important things and challenges is being honest. Each time I used a drug, I was feeding myself a lie about how this drug was good for me. Thinking that your choice drug is good for you in any way, then suffice it to say you are an addict. And the choice is yours, you can either address it get into rehab, or recognize that you are an addict and move on to life. But realizing that you are [...]

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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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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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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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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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