Recovery

How to achieve and maintain recovery from Rohypnol addiction.

Do Support Groups Really Aid Rohypnol Addiction Recovery?

Do Support Groups Really Aid Rohypnol Addiction Recovery?

Rohypnol is an illegal prescription drug that is often referred to as the “date rape” drug.  It is highly addictive and has severe side effects when abused, such as memory loss and others.  As with any highly addictive drug used in an illicit manner, if you or a loved one is abusing Rohypnol it is important to seek treatment. One of the most effective aspects of recovery is the opportunity...

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Am I Too Old for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery?

Am I Too Old for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery?

Am I Too Old for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery? While Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) is infamously known for its role in crimes, such as date rape and theft, this drug is also used as a club drug. Club drugs are taken, “to enhance social intimacy and sensory stimulation,” according to the June 2004 issue of American Family Physician. They are used instead of substances such as opiates or marijuana...

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How to Party without Rohypnol

How to Party without Rohypnol

Rohypnol is one of the most popular drugs used by many club and partygoers across the country. This specific drug is often sought after for its pleasurable side effects, such as lowered inhibitions and extreme euphoria. Rohypnol can become seriously addictive, as both the body and the mind can quickly begin craving higher doses. Since this abuse is so common, those who are recovering Rohypnol...

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Individualized Treatment Planning for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery

Individualized Treatment Planning for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery

Addiction is always referred to as a complex disease. There are several influencing factors that lead a person to addiction. There are many treatment options available to recovering addicts and several different recovery protocols. In addition, there are hundreds of recovery services that are intended to help a recovering addict maintain abstinence. But at the heart of this multifaceted disease...

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How to Assess Rohypnol Recovery Needs

How to Assess Rohypnol Recovery Needs

It may be difficult to assess the strength of your own addiction and whether you should enter treatment.  Consulting with professionals can help you choose the right treatment options that fit your lifestyle and your expectations. Talking with professionals can also help you achieve a better understanding of your addiction and what sobriety means for you and your loved ones. The Benefits of...

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Staying Sober while on Vacation

Staying Sober while on Vacation

Vacation; just the word brings a smile to most people’s faces. You are either planning to go to a new place and experience new things, or you may be going to your annual location where you can relax, unwind, and take some time to rejuvenate yourself. However, while vacations are often enjoyed, they also bring about some stressors that could put you at risk for staying sober including the...

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Natural Recovery Models for Rohypnol Treatment

Natural Recovery Models for Rohypnol Treatment

Rohypnol is a highly-addictive sedative that creates feelings of relaxation and ease, lowers inhibitions, and intensifies the feelings associated with being intoxicated. The drug often causes memory loss for a period of time as well. A person who wants to feel good and/or to forget about problems for a while would be attracted to Rohypnol and might not want to live without those positive...

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Finding New Ways to Cope after Rohypnol Addiction

Finding New Ways to Cope after Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine used to treat insomnia, as a pre-medication for surgery, and for inducing anesthesia. Rohypnol is also known as the date-rape drug due to its amnesia-like side effects. Rohypnol is seven to 10 times stronger than Valium, and its effects are felt within 15 minutes of use. People who use Rohypnol as a recreational drug are at high risk of developing...

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Case Management for Long-Term Rohypnol Addiction Recovery

Case Management for Long-Term Rohypnol Addiction Recovery

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...

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Reasons Not to Take Rohypnol Recovery for Granted

Reasons Not to Take Rohypnol Recovery for Granted

When you are addicted to a drug like Rohypnol, you are focused on one thing and one thing only – Rohypnol. This focus devastates you, your family and your friends. After addiction treatment you may feel empowered and more involved in life than ever before. It is easy to live as if addiction never happened, but pretending it no longer exists is not a long-term solution. You should never take...

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Did I Ruin My Recovery from Rohypnol Addiction By Relapsing?

Did I Ruin My Recovery from Rohypnol Addiction By Relapsing?

When a recovering addict takes drugs again, it is called having a relapse. Relapse during Rohypnol addiction recovery is certainly a setback, but it doesn’t have to be a crushing blow. You may be discouraged by a relapse, but it doesn’t mean you’ve ruined your recovery from Rohypnol addiction. In fact, it can be turned into an opportunity to refocus your effort and return to the principles...

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Having the Right Expectations for Rohypnol Rehab and Recovery

Having the Right Expectations for Rohypnol Rehab and Recovery

Rohypnol is widely available in Europe and Latin America, and, while it is not approved for use in the U.S., it is still easily acquired. Individuals might take it to self-medicate insomnia or anxiety, but it is mostly used recreationally for its intoxicating effects. The fact that it is not legally prescribed in the States should say something about its dangerous effects. Rohypnol is comparable...

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3 Common Fears about Rohypnol Recovery

3 Common Fears about Rohypnol Recovery

While fears surrounding Rohypnol should focus on the effects of using this “date rape” drug, those caught in a Rohypnol addiction often fear what recovery might entail. Proper addiction treatment will address common fears about recovery such as the following: The fear of a return of insomnia, anxiety or other mental health concern The fear of loss of reputation or social standing The fear of...

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Attempting Rohypnol Recovery Alone

Attempting Rohypnol Recovery Alone

Rohypnol might be illegal in the U.S., but its availability in Europe and Latin America makes it an easy pharmaceutical drug to acquire and abuse. Known on the street as “ruffies” and the “date-rape drug,” this benzodiazepine drug is like a supercharged Valium or Xanax with 10 times the kick. Rohypnol is also commonly combined with alcohol, and each intensifies the effects...

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Having the Right Expectations for Rohypnol Rehab and Recovery

Having the Right Expectations for Rohypnol Rehab and Recovery

An addiction to Rohypnol is a disruptive, painful and confusing experience. Addiction creates stress, anger and depression for both the user and those around him or her. The decision to begin the rehab process must be made if Rohypnol addiction recovery is to occur, and knowing what to expect can make the process simpler and more effective. Hope and Help for Rohypnol Addiction Recovery When...

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