While addiction is a disease that the addict has little control over other than to accept treatment, drug abuse and addiction develop due to an individual’s choices. The inability to cope with difficulties and process negative emotions or simply being an impulsive person who thinks about the short-term rather than the long-term are personality traits … Continue reading Addictive Personalities and Rohypnol Addiction Development
Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing the effects of neurotransmitters in the brain to create a sense of calm. When taken for short periods of time as directed, the drug is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose. However, effects produced by Rohypnol, such as confusion … Continue reading Effects of Rohypnol Abuse on the Immune System
Tranquilizer is a term that encompasses a wide range of sedatives, including the following: Sleep medications like Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta Barbiturates like Amytal, Solfoton and Nembutal Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and Klonopin Rohypnol is also a benzodiazepine-class tranquilizer, but these pills (also known as “ruffies”) have approximately 10 times the potency of Xanax and … Continue reading Dangers of Combining Rohypnol and Tranquilizers
Rohypnol is often called the “date rape” drug because it has powerful sedative and relaxant effects. It is illegal in all 50 states and cannot be prescribed for any reason. Although it can be used as a date rape drug, it is more commonly abused by addicts. It is used in combination with alcohol to … Continue reading Rohypnol Rehab: Myths vs. Facts
Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is used in several countries for short-term treatment of insomnia and as a sedative before surgical procedures. Rohypnol’s effects include the following: Sedation Muscle relaxation Reduced anxiety Prevention of convulsions or seizures Despite potential medical uses Rohypnol is not legal in the United States. Rohypnol is commonly known as the … Continue reading Preventing Rohypnol Overdose
Rohypnol (sometimes known as a “Roofie”) is a brand name of flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine similar to Valium, but 7 to 10 times stronger. Although usage or production of this drug is illegal in the US, some nations have legalized the drug to treat insomnia, to anesthetize patients and to curb pain. Addiction and overdose cause … Continue reading History of Rohypnol Addiction
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a complex disease that takes more than good intentions or an act of the will to overcome. If recovering from opiate addiction required simply a change in behavior, it would not be the epidemic it is today. Opiates like morphine and codeine are highly addictive, … Continue reading Support Groups for Opiate Addiction
Addiction hotlines are readily available to anyone who would like to speak to a knowledgeable person about addiction to drugs, alcohol or destructive behaviors. Calling an addiction hotline can be helpful and constructive in an infinite number of ways. Calling an addiction hotline can help an addict find treatment, work through depression or thoughts of … Continue reading When Should I Call an Addiction Hotline?
Some sober living homes are coed while others are gender-specific. There are benefits to both situations and the choice you make should be based on which setup will be most conducive to you or your addicted loved one’s ability to remain focused on recovery. Which one will best serve your needs? You can discuss the … Continue reading Are Sober Living Homes Coed?
Rohypnol, known generically as flunitrazepam and colloquially as “Roofies,” is a powerful psychotropic drug that creates both mental and physical addiction when abused more than a couple of times. Though at one time it was commonly prescribed as an anticonvulsant and a sedative, its potency and potential for abuse eventually caused it to be banned … Continue reading 5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Rohypnol Relapse