Getting Help

Treatment options and ways to get help for Rohypnol abuse.

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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When to Leave a Young Family to Seek Treatment

When to Leave a Young Family to Seek Treatment

Most parents understand how important it is to provide an environment in which their children can flourish. While the specific definition of that environment might vary by situation – blended families, single parenting and socioeconomic factors – the fact remains that the environment needs to be as safe and nurturing as possible. When one or both parents are addicts, the family environment is...

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Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

There are several options for achieving your initial recovery including residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs, support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and intensive individual counseling. Having successfully completed one of those options has given you a great start toward living a sober life. However, as we all know, treatment is just the first step and the remainder of...

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Life after Rehab: Why Recovery Should Be Your Top Focus

Life after Rehab: Why Recovery Should Be Your Top Focus

Many people struggle with the concept of self-care, because they believe that it makes them selfish, but there is a big difference between self-care and selfishness. For instance, flight attendants tell you to put your own mask on first before assisting others, and social workers will tell you to take care of yourself so you have the stamina to care for your family. These messages point out the...

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Why Is Controlling My Emotions So Important in Rehab?

Why Is Controlling My Emotions So Important in Rehab?

Rohypnol (also known as roofies and the “date-rape” drug) is extremely potent, almost ten times more potent than Valium. Users often crush the pills to snort the powder, sprinkle it onto marijuana or dissolve it in a drink. Its effects are tranquilizing, so users usually cannot control any act that follows. Finding a way to control emotions is impossible while under the influence of Rohypnol,...

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Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Today’s culture is dominated by the need for instant gratification. Unfortunately, instant gratification and quick results are not the answers for achieving hard-won goals. Building great things and succeeding at life goals will take time and patience. This is especially true for people in and just out of rehab. Picking up the pieces after an addiction to a drug like Rohypnol takes time....

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How to Stop Self-Medicating

How to Stop Self-Medicating

Self-medicating is a common occurrence among individuals suffering from mental and physical pain and it affects men and women of all ages. The term “self-medicating” is pretty straightforward and involves a person choosing for himself what medicines to take in order to alleviate symptoms of a mental or physical health condition with little or no knowledge of the substances’ effects. Risks...

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How to Let Go of Bad Habits in Rehab

How to Let Go of Bad Habits in Rehab

The desired goals of addiction rehab are many, but they all share a great deal of importance. Although staying sober is one of the main goals, it is only a consequence resulting from other achievements while in inpatient treatment. One of those achievements is getting rid of bad habits. Bad habits can either be an underlying reason of the addiction or a consequence of it. Regardless of the source...

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Three Unexpected Positives of Rehab from Rohypnol

Three Unexpected Positives of Rehab from Rohypnol

Rohypnol is used to treat insomnia and as a pre-anesthetic for surgery. Rohypnol is not available for legal use in the United States and is often referred to as the “date-rape” drug. Rohypnol is a powerful sedative and is odorless and colorless. So slipping the drug into a beverage is an easy way to use the drug to facilitate an attack against another person. Rohypnol is also highly habit...

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Why Your Therapists Aren’t Your Enemy

Why Your Therapists Aren’t Your Enemy

We often want to blame others for the bad things that happen in our lives. For addicts, they often learn to think their therapist is their enemy and working against them. The truth is therapists are there to help an addict in any way they can to overcome their addiction. Although the situation is not ideal, the therapist will use the resources they have available to them to help in any way...

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Why Urgency Matters When Getting Treatment for Rohypnol Addiction

Why Urgency Matters When Getting Treatment for Rohypnol Addiction

Addiction is a progressive disease that worsens if it goes untreated, so urgency matters when addressing Rohypnol addiction. The sooner treatment is received, the fewer risks there are for continued problems. If you allow Rohypnol addiction to progress, then you have increased risks for the following problems: HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C from sharing needles Depression Outbursts of anger that...

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Why 12-Step Programs Matter

Why 12-Step Programs Matter

Effective addiction treatment motivates and inspires addicts toward positive change. Many effective treatment centers utilize the 12-Step program, an approach to addiction recovery that gives specific instructions to facilitate change. The 12 steps help people completely transform, which is necessary for long-term recovery. The 12-Step model allows drug users to accomplish the following...

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How Does Rehab Break the Physical Addiction to Rohypnol?

How Does Rehab Break the Physical Addiction to Rohypnol?

Rohypnol is the brand name for the drug flunitrazepam. In both Europe and South America, Rohypnol is a commonly prescribed sedative; however the drug is banned from use in the U.S. In spite of the drug’s illicit status it continues to be a popular drug among recreational drug users. Many people are familiar with the numerous slang terms used to describe Rohypnol, such as the “date rape...

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How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from Rohypnol

How Helping Others Can Boost Your Recovery from Rohypnol

Rohypnol is a powerful psychotropic drug that creates both physical and psychological addiction when abused. It is categorized as a benzodiazepine and has sedative hypnotic properties that make it popular with recreational drug users, often as a part of a designer drug cocktail. Rohypnol is also known as the “date rape drug” due to the unfortunate exploitation of the amnesic effects it causes...

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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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