Getting Help

Treatment options and ways to get help for Rohypnol abuse.

Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

The best way to maintain your recovery is to take all the information you learned in treatment, along with the skills and coping mechanisms you were taught, and practice them. However, it may make sense for you to prepare an actual checklist to keep in mind during recovery. To get a handle on what is involved in a recovery check-up, understand the risks for relapse, learn what you must focus on...

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Why Unexpected Events Will Always Test Recovery

Why Unexpected Events Will Always Test Recovery

Probably the biggest challenge about unexpected events is that they are unexpected. However, unexpected events happen in everyone’s life at one point or another. Some unexpected events may be positive such as a surprise party. Other unexpected events can be stressful. The key to deal with the unexpected is to be as prepared as possible. To do so, you may want to learn about how to expect the...

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EMDR’s Use in Non-Combat Trauma

EMDR’s Use in Non-Combat Trauma

When people first hear about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, they are often skeptical about how this particular therapeutic model can help people who suffer with trauma. However, over the years millions have received tremendous relief from this therapy. EMDR is useful in non-combat trauma, and you may want to understand the various types of trauma treated by EMDR,...

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Facing Shame in Your Recovery

Facing Shame in Your Recovery

Shame during addiction can be a powerful emotion that may have delayed you from seeking the help that you needed. However, you overcame shame and got into treatment. You should be proud of the efforts you made in treatment and approach recovery with a strong commitment to succeed. If you are struggling with an addiction to a drug like Rohypnol, it is important to understand the role of shame in...

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Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Cravings, urges and triggers are common experiences for people in all stages of addiction recovery. These experiences can be especially troubling for people in early sobriety, because they probably do not fully understand cravings, urges and triggers. Furthermore, people in early sobriety may not have developed sufficient skills to manage these experiences. There are five ways to handle cravings:...

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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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