Rohypnol is a brand name drug of the benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic flunitrazepam. Addiction to Rohypnol or any benzodiazepine can be very problematic and can require the full spectrum of treatment services, including medically supervised detox, psychiatric and behavioral counseling and long-term follow-up care.
What Is Case Management?
In terms of addiction treatment, case management consists of coordinating the various methods involved in treatment in order to achieve the most effective and efficient results. Case management is a professional discipline and requires certification through the Commission for Case Management Certification.
The non-profit Case Management Society of America defines case management as “a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.”
In other words, the case manager is familiar with the particular details of the patient’s case and works with all the various disciplines involved in treatment to ensure that the patient has access to the best treatment available. The case manager performs a wide variety of functions including the following:
- Advocating for the patient to ensure that he or she receives needed treatment
- Coordinating multiple aspects of clinical care to ensure the patient’s progress
- Helping the patient to transition through different levels of care as his or her needs change
- Managing financial resources to ensure that patients receive the best possible care for the resources that are available to them and that treatment is cost-effective
- Assessing and addressing the psychosocial needs of the patient which may involve interfacing with the family, employers or others in the patient’s environment
- Staying informed of advances in treatment techniques and advocating on behalf of the patient so that he or she receives the most up-to-date treatment available
Case managers can be involved in every aspect of treatment. Sometimes they even deal directly with insurance carriers and may be more successful than policyholders in obtaining benefits for treatment.
The Process of Rohypnol Addiction Recovery
Recovery from Rohypnol or any benzodiazepine addiction is often a lengthy and involved process that requires a multi-disciplinary approach. The patient must first detox under medical supervision in an inpatient facility. This process also may require the services of a psychiatrist since serious depression is a common withdrawal symptom and may be severe enough to lead to suicide. Following detox, the patient will need counseling to address addictive behavior as well as any other mental health issues, such as depression or bipolar disorder, that are related to the addiction. Finally, the patient should continue with long-term counseling and support group attendance to help promote and encourage continued sobriety and help the patient to avoid the possibility of relapse.
Finding a Case Manager
Attempting to navigate through the wide array of treatment options, find and manage financial resources and ensure that the patient receives the best care available can be overwhelming. This is especially true if the addict is trying to handle this all on his or her own since the addict is already under a great deal of stress regarding the addiction and impending treatment. The addict’s family is also likely to feel overwhelmed by the various needs involved in coordinating care. A professional case manager can relieve the addict and the addict’s family of these administrative details, allowing them to focus on treatment and recovery.
If you would like help finding a case manager for Rohypnol addiction recovery or if you have any questions about case management, please call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline today.