Rohypnol Abuse and Brain Injuries

Rohypnol Abuse and Brain Injuries

Drugs such as Rohypnol wreak havoc on a person’s brain, more specifically on the messages the brain sends to the rest of the body in response to pain, pleasure and other sensations. These messages can be exaggerated or not sent at all causing the body to experience pain instead of pleasure or pleasure instead of pain. Some effects are short-term while others can be permanent.

How Can Substance Abuse Affect the Brain?

Drugs not only have an effect on our physical appearance but can cause devastating effects to the following areas of the brain:

  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Brain Stem
  • Limbic System

Drugs are chemicals that interfere with the messages the brain sends the body. Some drugs can affect the brain for a short amount of time while others can cause permanent damage to the brain. Stimulants cause excessive amounts of natural neurotransmitters, which leads to exaggerated messages being sent to the body. This is similar to someone whispering in your ear and you feeling as though they were shouting through a microphone.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Individual results from treatment will vary from addict to addict. Included in the following are some examples of the different forms of treatment for Rohypnol abuse:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Residential treatment

Inpatient treatment gives addicts the opportunity to fully withdrawal from Rohypnol while remaining under medical supervision. Inpatient treatment also allows addicts to receive medication management to help control and alleviate the pain, which depending on the addict could be challenging at times. Before leaving inpatient treatment, medical personnel should refer an addict to aftercare treatment, which may consist of outpatient treatment. While in outpatient treatment, addicts may attend both individual and group counseling sessions to help them continue to work through current struggles while maintaining an independent lifestyle. Due to possible brain damage, it might be most beneficial for the addict to enter a longer more intense form of treatment at a residential treatment facility.

Rohypnol Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know has continued to use and abuse Rohypnol despite negative health consequences, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained and knowledgeable counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. Stop using before the consequences become too great and call us today!