Relapse

The potential for relapsing into Rohypnol addiction.

3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Throughout your drug treatment program, professionals and peers helped you make your sobriety a priority, and you probably learned of various support groups and ways to help yourself stay drug free. To learn more about making your sobriety your priority, consider the following three suggestions: Embrace your relapse prevention plan Understand the role that stress can have on relapse Commit to...

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What It Takes to Be Prepared to Prevent Rohypnol Relapse

What It Takes to Be Prepared to Prevent Rohypnol Relapse

Rohypnol, a tranquilizer prescribed for short-term use, creates a powerful sense of calm. It works by enhancing the effect of neurotransmitters in the brain, and is relatively safe when used as directed. It carries little risk of overdose, but can have side effects that are harmful such as confusion and short-term memory loss. Alcohol and antihistamines increase the likelihood of experiencing...

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5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Rohypnol Relapse

5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Rohypnol Relapse

Stay connected to your support network after a relapse Rohypnol, known generically as flunitrazepam and colloquially as “Roofies,” is a powerful psychotropic drug that creates both mental and physical addiction when abused more than a couple of times. Though at one time it was commonly prescribed as an anticonvulsant and a sedative, its potency and potential for abuse eventually caused it to...

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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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Dangers of Relapsing on Rohypnol

Dangers of Relapsing on Rohypnol

Rohypnol made headlines in the 1990s for its infamous use as a date-rape drug. Also known by the street name “roofies,” Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine-class drug with 10 times the potency of Valium or Xanax. It is not legally available in the U.S., but the drug is widely sold on the black market. Often costing only a few dollars per pill, Rohypnol has become increasingly popular among teens and...

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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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Rohypnol Relapse

Rohypnol Relapse

Rohypnol is a short-acting benzodiazepine with effects that include sedation, muscle relaxation, reduction in anxiety, and prevention of convulsions. It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures, and for inducing anesthesia. Similar to other benzodiazepines, such as Valium, Librium and Xanax, Rohypnol’s sedative effects are approximately...

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How To Avoid Rohypnol Relapse

How To Avoid Rohypnol Relapse

Rohypnol is a drug that is commonly used in general anesthesia. It is a type of benzodiazepine and is often abused for its hypnotic and sedative qualities. The most common venue for rohypnol abuse is at parties and raves. As is the case with other benzodiazepines, rohypnol can be habit-forming, resulting in both physical and psychological dependency if the drug is taken regularly over a long...

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