Rehab & Treatment

The role of rehab and treatment in overcoming Rohypnol abuse.

Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital Trip?

Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital Trip?

When it comes to substance abuse disorders and addiction-caused hospitalization, it is important that you have a clear picture of your insurance company’s offerings. To learn more about whether your insurance will cover an addiction-caused hospital trip, you might want to get a better understanding of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, learn about the Affordable Care Act, and...

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Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at a Rehab Center

Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at a Rehab Center

When you suffer with a mental health issue, it is often almost impossible to manage your issue without assistance. Many people turn to drugs like Rohypnol to self-medicate their symptoms, but this only makes the mental health issue worse over time. To learn more about why you should consider a rehab center for your mental health treatment, you might want to get a better understanding of what is...

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How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Addiction uses many tools to keep you from getting help; in fact, the disease uses denial, justification and rationalization to keep you using drugs. To get a perspective on your addiction, first understand how it impacts yourself and others, and then learn about some hard truths that others recognize about you. Finally, get insight into your level of addiction by answering some key...

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Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

You should be applauded for the fact that you are pursuing treatment options for your drug abuse. Acknowledging that you need help is the first step. You now need to focus on whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is the right choice for you. To learn more about choosing the right treatment program for you, you might want to investigate the value of doing a needs assessment, gather more...

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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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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 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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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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