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 is one person: the addict. The common expression that no two people are alike also holds true with addiction, as no two addicts are alike. Therefore, the concept of an individualized addiction treatment plan for a Rohypnol addict is the only option that truly makes sense.

About Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is a hypnotic medication and has anxiolytic, amnestic, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant and sedative qualities. The medication is prescribed for severe insomnia, and is sometimes referred to as the “date-rape drug.” The most commonly reported Rohypnol side effects include the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Sedation
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Violent temper outbursts
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Slowed heart and respiratory rates
  • Coma
  • Seizures

Rohypnol is also known to cause harsh withdrawal symptoms.

About Individualized Addiction Treatment Planning

Individualized treatment planning, as the name suggests, is a plan that is created to meet the unique needs of an individual. To create a comprehensive plan with such a focused intent, you need to look at this multidimensional disease from a variety of perspectives, including the following:

  • Assessment of the severity of the addiction
  • Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential
  • Biomedical conditions and complications
  • Emotional/behavioral/cognitive conditions and complications
  • Patient’s readiness to change behaviors from addiction to recovery
  • The potential for relapse
  • The environment in which a person seeks to maintain recovery

With this type of planning, a team of addiction professionals is looking at the past, present, and future for the addict. The cliché, “history repeats itself,” is an important component of individualized treatment planning. You need to look back at the addict’s history to get a better understanding of where he or she may be at risk in the recovery process.

With a foundational understanding of a person’s history, the addiction team then looks at the drug and the potential withdrawal symptoms. For Rohypnol, the withdrawal symptoms may include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Tension
  • Numbness
  • Tingling of extremities
  • Delirium and loss of identity
  • Shock
  • Cardiovascular distress

Withdrawal from Rohypnol can also cause seizures, which may occur for up to more than a week after use has stopped.

The individualized treatment plan now has a solid foundation, an awareness of the potential withdrawal issues and how any medical conditions may complicate the recovery process. The next step is to look at the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive readiness of the addict so that the team can match a set of therapeutic strategies that will most effectively guide the person into recovery.

The final step is to look at the environment in which the addict will live and how best to prepare the addict to find the support services to assist in maintaining abstinence.

Get Help for Rohypnol Addiction

If you need assistance in getting started in finding the right addiction treatment program for you, call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Rohypnol addiction treatment.