Making the decision to go to rehab for Rohypnol addiction can be both a liberating and frightening decision. You’ve acknowledged you have a problem and realized you need help to get sober. Waiting on the cusp of a new life, one that will not involve being enslaved by Rohypnol addiction, is an exciting time. Unfortunately, this is also the time that many addicts fear the unknowns of living sober and cling to their old life by using one last time.
What’s the Harm in Using One Last Time?
While one more use may seem harmless after months or even years of using Rohypnol, there are both physical and mental dangers to using one last time. When an addict knows it will be his last time to use Rohypnol, he is more likely to indulge in a higher dose to experience a more pleasurable high. Aside from the danger of overdosing, there are other risks that accompany Rohypnol abuse, including the following:
- Dangerous interactions with other drugs
- Respiratory depression
- Stomach problems
- Acute amnesia
- Vulnerability to violence, theft and sexual assault
Using one last time can also harm recovery efforts. Recovery begins when an addict makes the decision to quit. Deciding to use one last time can interrupt the healing and acceptance that has already begun after making the decision to abstain. Giving in to the desire to use Rohypnol a final time can make addicts lose their resolve to enter rehab. It can also make recovering addicts feel defeated because they cannot even stay sober for a few days, and cause them to quit before they’ve even started. Using more drugs is not the way to stop using drugs, no matter how Rohypnol addicts may be able to rationalize using one last time.
Preparing for the Change in Your Life
The anxiety of a new phase of life can get the best of people, while others underestimate ways in which rehab will change their lives. Knowing what to expect can help Rohypnol addicts find a healthy balance and make the right choices leading up to the day that they begin treatment. If you feel the urge to use Rohypnol one last time before rehab, speak with a counselor. Begin preparing yourself for a challenging yet rewarding life of fighting the urge to use. Have faith in your ability to change, beginning when you decide to quit and not when you begin a rehab program.
Help for Rohypnol Addiction
If you or a loved one is addicted to Rohypnol, call our toll-free helpline to speak with an admissions coordinator about your professional treatment options. We are available 24 hours a day to help you find the treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Please call today