You Got This

How to Wean off Opioids, Street Drugs and Prescription Medication with Little to No Withdrawal Symptom

Non-Fiction - Self Help
204 Pages
Reviewed on 08/15/2019
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Author Biography

Author Dan Knudsen was born in 1968. He was raised and educated in Denmark. Dan Knudsen graduated with his degree as a Bachelor in Social Pedagogy, Summa Cum laude.
He personally experienced the devastating effects of addiction in his family and among friends. Eight family members and friends died from suicide related to addiction, or the addiction itself.
Due to intense personal life experiences, he was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. In this book, he shares his personal experiences of how he worked himself through these challenging symptoms without taking any pharmaceutical medications at all.
As part of his journey, Dan engaged in extensive spiritual therapist training work, learning how to navigate his own challenges, and later to help guide others.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

You Got This: How To Wean Off Opioids, Street Drugs and Prescription Medication with Little to No Withdrawal Symptoms
by Dan Knudsen is a highly informative self-help book that is easy to read and inspiring. With the help of the natural herbal remedy Kratom, he discusses coping with withdrawal symptoms, how to detox and rebalance one's dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin levels in the body by maintaining a healthy diet and coping with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Designed to support those who want to get rid of their reliance on opioids, drugs and other addictive substances, this is a gem of a book that can definitely help a lot of people.

Dan Knudsen's You Got This offers an inexpensive and simple solution to addiction and it is very relevant for a lot of people today. With addiction becoming a common problem all over the world, this is a gem of a book. Knudsen discusses his subject objectively by using scientific research and experiences to highlight his points. In addition, he has gone through the painful process himself. This makes his claims extremely credible and valid. You Got This could indeed be the answer to addiction and other related cases so that those who are stricken can lead healthy and happy lifestyles. Anyone who is suffering from any kind of addiction or has family and friends struggling with this ailment should read this book. Reading this book could be life-changing!

K.C. Finn

You Got This is a self-help guide penned by author Dan Knudsen which focuses on ‘How to wean off opioids, street drugs and prescription medication with little to no withdrawal symptoms’. There is an especially difficult cycle of poverty for people suffering from addiction in countries that do not provide national healthcare, with rehab programs and addiction-managing drugs costing thousands of dollars. In this supportive guidebook, Knudsen advocates a moderate and measured approach to weaning and withdrawal which relies on healthy eating, plant-based remedies, and lifestyle changes to eventually achieve an addiction-free life. The work is divided into different sections to conquer each stage of the drug-free process.

It is difficult to toe the line between a self-induced detox and a medically approved method for coming off powerful drug addictions, but there are those who only have the means to help themselves thanks to overarching medical companies. If you have to DIY your detox, then author Dan Knudsen is certainly someone to trust, an author who understands the risks and demands moderation and careful self-monitoring in his work. The prose is friendly and non-judgemental, with plenty of insight from real-world experiences that lends itself to the multitude of different situations that lead people to addiction, as well as the many options they can choose to take towards self-recovery. Overall, You Got This is a well organized and compassionately written volume which is certain to motivate those suffering from withdrawal, with helpful advice and advocacy that getting clean can and will be achieved.

Mamta Madhavan

You Got This: How to Wean Off Opioids, Street Drugs and Prescription Medication With Little To No Withdrawal Symptoms by Dan Knudsen gives readers insights about how to wean off street drugs, prescription medicine, avoid the suicide epidemic and make successful lifestyle changes. The book explains how to detox, how to reduce withdrawal symptoms, natural strategies for coping with anxiety, panic attacks, and depression, and how to rebalance dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins with a healthy diet. This self-help manual based on real people's testimonials and personal experiences will give readers a wealth of knowledge about how to wean off any form of addiction without going to a rehabilitation center, and without having to lose family, house, job, or life, and at one's own pace.

The author introduces readers to the Kratom Universe and gives them information and strategies on how to cope with anxiety and depression without getting addicted to prescription medications. The three strains of Kratom - red, green, and white - work in different ways and the results may vary while being used. The tools and tips in the book will enable readers to get out of the opioid crisis that has been raging for decades now. The book is an easy read and the author handles the subject in a manner that can be easily comprehended. There is a lot of information in this book regarding Kratom and how it works when it comes to weaning off addiction, thereby giving solutions when it comes to dealing with addiction and the destruction that comes with it.

Jamie Michele

You Got This: How to Wean Off Opioids, Street Drugs and Prescription Medication With Little to No Withdrawal Symptoms by Dan Knudsen is a self-help book that does exactly as the title suggests. Like the title, Knudsen doesn't mince words and jumps directly in with an introduction to the herbal remedy Kratom, an alternative medicine that doesn't get the attention it deserves with regard to its exceptional success rate in dealing with all that makes the ending of an addiction intolerable, if not impossible. Knudsen leads with his personal experience and moves swiftly through the guides section on self-forgiveness, prayer, physical and psychological responses, sharing, and, ultimately, never giving up.

Dan Knudsen has written a succinct and wholly plausible guide to recovery with You Got This, and it makes me wonder why more isn't being done to understand and offer Kratom. While the stories are heartbreaking and the no-holds-barred approach might be a tough pill to swallow for many, Knudsen has done his homework and presents—from start to finish—each step to recovery in fantastically explicit detail. There is no room for excuses and his own journey lends authority to the program and pushes the usual hesitation out of the way. I'd recommend this book to all who are or know or are connected with an individual who is on a path of self-destruction through the use of opioids and prescription drugs, particularly as most genuinely believe they have tried everything...until they are able to read this; a glimmer of hope where few find there is any left.

Rabia Tanveer

You Got This: How to Wean off Opioids, Street Drugs and Prescription Medication with Little to No Withdrawal Symptoms by Dan Knudsen is a great book for people who are trying to get rid of their addiction or helping other people with it. This self-help book talks about how a person can reduce the withdrawal symptoms, detox, rebalance the chemicals in their bodies and learn strategies to cope with post-addition symptoms. While in-house rehabilitation can be very expensive, the author proposes a way in which an addict can get rid of their addiction without losing their life. Being alone in the process can have a negative impact on the patient, but this way, the patient can be surrounded by their family and still beat their addiction. The methods mentioned here are for people with mild to moderate addiction, keeping them motivated and helping them reduce regression.

This is a great self-help book that not only keeps motivating the reader but actually gives them the strength to move on. Fighting addiction cannot be easy for anyone, regardless if it is a mild addiction or severe. What really impressed me was how the author kept mentioning family support, encouraging patients to stay active in their lives and surround themselves with the people and activities that they enjoy. Isolating yourself when you are fighting your addiction can be counterproductive, which is why I believe the author advises patients to surround themselves with their loved ones. I found the language simple yet powerful, the words were soft yet they had an impact on me. I believe this is going to be a great help for people who want to do better and get back to their life. Very informative and practical!