Addiction recovery is the long-term view and pursuit of sobriety. Creating an addiction most likely did not occur overnight and sobriety will be just as difficult to achieve. Just like running a marathon, an individual can go farther with help and others. Endurance is needed during Rohypnol drug recovery as the process attempts to get at the core issues in a person’s life that manifests in the way of addiction. Recovery asks the hard questions surrounding a person’s illness with drugs, with deliberate pursuit to heal the core of that individual. Through detox, counseling and relapse prevention, Rohypnol addiction can be successfully broken in a person’s life.
The First Step of Recovery—Detox
The recovery process must begin with detox. If a person desires to be freed from the power of addiction and the need for Rohypnol in their life, then the assumption has been made that she’s ready and willing to take the necessary steps towards full health. Sobriety cannot be obtained with occasional use or even used while hoping to obtain full sobriety.
Some may think decreasing the amount used will help them get clean. It’s not the behavior that one needs to modify but addressing the core issues that drive the addiction. This cannot be obtained fully or accurately while a person is still using. Therefore, having a clear mind and physical purification in process, a person can begin to confront the emotional distress and pain that is causing them to use. This is the foundation of recovery.
Education and Accountability through Group Therapy
Group therapy will help a person stay accountable as they share and talk through their addiction with other group participants. These individuals are also in process, at various steps, openly talking through their own issues and addictions with the group. This not only teaches them how to communicate their feelings but educates them on the process and on addiction through others’ stories and testimonies.
The Importance of Individual Counseling
Counseling is critical for an individual during recovery. It’s here where there is individual focus and freedom to be vulnerable and talk candidly about his pain and hurt with a trusted, educated counselor. Many times, addicts feel suffocated or muted to be able to freely express how he feels while being understood also. This ability and opportunity for them begins the healing process and also helps him to understand how his actions have hindered the relationships in his life. Counselors can and may use different therapy techniques to encourage communication and educate their patients on the destructive patterns of their behavior. This is key to the overall recovery process and will reap huge dividends in the end if a person is consistent and diligent to be committed to the process.
How to Avoid Relapse and Stay Clean
As recovery continues, relapse prevention education is helpful to equip a person entering back in to society. Unknowingly, there are a variety of triggers that intensify the craving for a person to use again. These temptations can cause a person to “fall off the wagon” if she’s not equipped and trained on what to do in situations like these. Not only situations but learning what familiar past environments, people or feelings increase a person’s desire to use will be extremely beneficial to that recovering addict embracing life again.
If you or someone you know is battling with an addiction to Rohypnol, please call our 24 hour, toll-free number. Someone is available to discuss treatment options with you.