Rohypnol is not manufactured or sold legally in the United States but is available by prescription in Europe and Latin America. It is similar to Valium but is up to 10 times more potent. The drug is used as a sedative and muscle relaxant, and also to reduce anxiety. It is abused by college students, rave party attendees, gang members, and drug addicts to intensify the feeling of intoxication, boost the effects of heroin, and modulate the effects of cocaine. Chronic use of Rohypnol can result in dependence and withdrawal.
Withdrawal is used to describe the group of symptoms that occur when there is an abrupt discontinuation or decrease in the intake of a drug. When you stop taking Rohypnol, you may experience symptoms similar to those of alcohol withdrawal, such as tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Rohypnol withdrawal symptoms may also include:
- Muscle pain
- Tingling of Extremities
- Delirium and Loss of Identity
- Cardiovascular distress
Withdrawal from Rohypnol can also cause seizures, which may occur for up to more than a week after use has stopped.
How to Withdrawal from Rohypnol
It is important that you work with your doctor or a professional drug rehab counselor on a strategy for withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can be very severe, which is why some people are never able to stop taking the drug. Statistics prove that when an addict makes an attempt to quit the drug on his or her own, the results do not last long. To successfully break the cycle of addiction, it may be necessary to attend a drug treatment center where you are in a safe and structured environment, surrounded by professional support and counsel.
Getting Help for Rohypnol Addiction
Withdrawal can be a painful part of breaking an addiction, but it is necessary in order to begin your road to recovery. Entering a treatment center could be the best decision you’ve ever made. There is hope—thousands of people have successfully treated their addictions and have gotten their lives back.
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