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Rohypnol Addiction

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Rohypnol is the pharmaceutical name for Flunitrazepam. It is a benzodiazepine class of drug that is ten times stronger than volume. It is primarily used as a sedative, muscle relaxant, hypnotic, and antidepressant. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes after oral administration the effects of Rohypnol kick in, lasting for around four to six hours with some residual effects lasting up to 12 hours or more after administration. Rohypnol is typically used for sedation for general anesthesia in Europe and South America. Rohypnol has not been approved for clinical use in the United States. The Rohypnol that is found in the US has been smuggled in from Europe and South America where it has been used medically and recreationally for over an decade.

Rohypnol Abuse

Rohypnol is typically found at raves, night clubs, all night parties and bars. It is commonly know as “roofies” or the “date rape” drug, causing retroactive amnesia; incapacitates the victim and prevents him or her any recollection of what happened. Many use Rohypnol as a recreational drug because it can produce excitability and talkativeness in low doses, it also can cause aggressive behavior. Rohypnol is also used recreationally to enhance the effects of other drugs, such as alcohol, marijuana, or ecstasy.

Effects of Rohypnol

  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
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  • lowered blood pressure
  • muscle relaxation
  • memory impairment
  • nightmares
  • poor reaction time
  • retention of urine
  • slurred speech
  • tremors
  • upset stomach
  • visual disturbances

Rohypnol can produce physical and psychological dependence and Benzedrine withdrawal syndrome experiencing anxiety, irritability, insomnia, sensory disturbances and sever drug cravings. Withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 24–48 hours and typically last 6–12 months fluctuating in intensity. Rohypnol damages the brain, and until the brain is functioning normal the user will experience symptoms of withdrawal.

Rohypnol Addiction Treatment

The first step in recovering from any addiction is admitting there is a problem and seeking help. When contacting a Rohypnol Addiction Treatment Facility you will go through an assessment process to determine the severity of your addiction and the appropriate course of treatment. Some can slowly be weened off Rohypnol in an outpatient program involving behavior modification counseling. For others their addiction is much more severe and require an inpatient program and medical detoxification. If the user stops Rohypnol with no medical assistance they are putting themselves in medical danger. Behavioral modification therapy will help the addict understand their addiction and teach them how to live a life free of drugs with a slight change in lifestyle. Many addicted to “club drugs” such as Rohypnol are not only addicted to the drug but to the party lifestyle that goes along with it. Contacting a Rohypnol Addiction Treatment Facility will help you safely and comfortably recover from addiction.

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