Rohypnol is the brand name for the powerful benzodiazepine flunitrazepam, a sedative hypnotic that was originally developed to treat severe insomnia. Rohypnol is commonly known as “the date rape drug,” because of publicized stories of men slipping the drug to women to facilitate sexual assault. When combined with alcohol, Rohypnol causes amnesia and a passive state in which people are semi-conscious, but unable to defend themselves. People also use this drug on people to steal their money, identification or other valuables. Overall, crime is a great problem associated with this drug.
Due to how powerful and addictive nature of this drug it has been outlawed in the US, so it is only available from street dealers. However, because it is still readily available in Mexico and other countries, it can be obtained through illicit drug dealers. If you have an anxiety disorder and abuse Rohypnol, you will need professional treatment that addresses both issues simultaneously.
Rohypnol and Mental Health
When they first take Rohypnol, users experience a euphoric high that may alleviate symptoms of the following disorders:
- Personality disorders
- Self-esteem deficiencies
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Schizoid disorders
- Anxiety disorders
The brain recognizes relief from Rohypnol, and then emotionally craves that relief more powerfully than rational thought can resist. In fact, some users become addicted the first time they use Rohypnol. When a Rohypnol addict or regular user stops taking the drug, she is likely to experience some serious anxiety attacks. These individuals will crave more of the drug, and may self-medicate any of their symptoms with other drugs or alcohol. Furthermore, Rohypnol may also be combined with other drugs to create a “designer drug” or “cocktail.” This kind of drug abuse can cause serious problems.
Rohypnol Addiction Treatment
Rohypnol abuse can cause both a physical and psychological addiction that requires specialized treatment to break. The most successful Rohypnol treatment programs combine counseling with education and coping skill development to reprogram addicts’ brains to pre-addiction functioning. This is often accomplished in full-time, residential settings.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Rohypnol Addiction and Anxiety
If you are ready to stop abusing Rohypnol, you will most assuredly need professional help. Our toll-free helpline is open 24 hours a day to offer the following services:
- Confidential advice about Rohypnol and anxiety
- Immediate access to professional treatment programs
- Insurance consultation and confirmation of coverage
- Logistical support regarding transportation or other issues
- Help coordinating a professional intervention for a loved one
Rohypnol addiction is a terrible disease, but we can help you beat it. Call now to begin recovery.