Help for Friends & Family

Seeking help for friends and family members struggling with Rohypnol addiction.

Dependent Personality Disorder and Caring for an Addicted Loved One

Dependent Personality Disorder and Caring for an Addicted Loved One

People who struggle with dependent personality disorder (DPD) and also take care of an addict must carefully evaluate their support to thrive in both areas. To make good decisions about the care you can provide, understand DPD, learn more about codependence and then carefully consider your needs and the addict’s. What Is Dependent Personality Disorder? According to the Dependent Personality...

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What to Do When Someone Lies About Rohypnol Use

What to Do When Someone Lies About Rohypnol Use

Individuals struggling with Rohypnol use and abuse will often lie about their behavior to friends and family members. People addicted to Rohypnol are consumed with thoughts of the drug and actively seek out ways to prolong their drug abuse without the knowledge of friends and family members. However, friends and family members eventually find out about an addicted loved one’s behavior, as...

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Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

Maintaining a relationship with a loved one who struggles with Rohypnol abuse can be incredibly difficult. However, drug users need support from others in order to conquer their addiction. If someone you love is battling Rohypnol addiction, you can help him by initiating a conversation on drug abuse. During this conversation, you can talk to your loved one about the negative effects of addiction,...

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How to Talk to Your Girlfriend About Rohypnol Use

How to Talk to Your Girlfriend About Rohypnol Use

Rohypnol is a drug that works as a depressant on the central nervous system. It can be taken in powder or pill form. It can be used as a sedative, and is sometimes known as the “date-rape” drug. It is used for anti-anxiety, muscle relaxants, and to cause a euphoric sensation. There are many side effects of using rohypnol, including the following: Nausea Headache Sedation Amnesia Death These...

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How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Stop Using Rohypnol?

How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Stop Using Rohypnol?

Rohypnol is illegal in the US, but it is widely available on the black market and in other countries. This drug, commonly called “roofies,” is infamously known as the “date-rape drug” because it induces extended black outs that encourage sexual assault. Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine with 10 times the strength of Xanax, Valium and many other drugs. Despite this risk, Rohypnol is relatively...

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What Can I Do as the Friend of an Addict?

What Can I Do as the Friend of an Addict?

Addiction consumes every aspect of an addict’s life and will often take priority over any relationship, career path, or responsibilities. Addicts often look for an individual they can trust and being a strong support system for an addict can help keep their addiction from worsening. How Can I Help? Friends and loved ones of the addict, actually have an enormous amount of power in helping to...

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How Equine Therapy Can Help People with Addiction

How Equine Therapy Can Help People with Addiction

Also referred to as Horse Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, the goal of this type of therapy is to help a person develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control. Because addicts often lack these skills, equine therapy can help individuals struggling with addiction to get...

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Why Won’t My Son or Daughter Stop Using Rohypnol on Their Own?

Why Won’t My Son or Daughter Stop Using Rohypnol on Their Own?

Watching your child struggle with Rohypnol addiction is a painful experience. You want the very best for your child, yet he seems completely unconcerned about the life-altering impact of Rohypnol addiction. You may have even tried to talk to him, but he just made excuses, ignored your concerns, or rationalized that he (or she) wasn’t addicted. Why Does My Son or Daughter Continue to Use...

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Uniting as a Family to Overcome Rohypnol Addiction

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a sedative in the benzodiazepine family of drugs. The drug is not approved for medical use and is not manufactured or available legally in the United States. Some people obtain the drug illegally and use it to lessen the effects of depression caused by the abuse of cocaine or methamphetamine. Rohypnol gained popularity in the 1990s as the “date rape drug,” a drug placed in the...

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How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One’s Rohypnol Addiction

How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One’s Rohypnol Addiction

Deciding what to do when a friend or family member is addicted to Rohypnol can be challenging and intimidating. Perhaps she is exhibiting the signs of addiction, but you do not know for certain. Or if you know for certain, you may fear how she may react when you confront her. However, ultimately you know you cannot simply stand by while the addiction goes untreated. Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine...

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