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Rohypnol Detox and Withdrawal

Rohypnol detox centers are designed to provide medical care and treatment for patients addicted to the drug Rohypnol. Addicts later come out of the centers ready to begin a life of sobriety. The process of detoxing from Rohypnol is a necessary one, and it must take place before rehabilitation can begin.
“Rohypnol detox centers are designed to provide medical care and treatment for patients addicted to the drug Rohypnol.”
The Rohypnol detox program that you undergo depends on the nature of your addiction. Call us now at to receive support and information on Rohypnol addiction, withdrawal symptoms and the detox process.

Rohypnol Addiction

projectknow-shutter82500853-rohypnolRohypnol is the brand name of the drug known as flunitrazepam. The drug comes from the barbiturate family and is a central nervous system depressant. Incidentally, all barbiturate addictions are usually treated at Rohynol detox centers. Addicts may swallow, crush and snort, or dissolve and inject Rohypnol pills for a high. Its use is popular in the teen and young adult age group of ages 13 to 30. Rohypnol isn’t the most abused drug, however. The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Survey found that 2 percent of high school students reported using Rohypnol in the 12 months prior to the survey. Marijuana and alcohol received much higher numbers.

Rohypnol is most commonly abused as a partner drug to stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine. Addicts take Rohypnol when coming down from the stimulant high, to ward off severe depression that usually occurs. With Rohypnol, the depression is mitigated and the addict feels the euphoria of another different high than the one he experienced with stimulants. Rohypnol is also abused as a sexual assault drug that is dissolved into alcoholic beverages.

Rohypnol Withdrawals

In a Rohypnol detox center, addicts can receive help with the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms come on quickly, but seeking treatment can help bypass these symptoms altogether. The symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow pulse
  • Panic attacks
  • Body aches
  • Hallucinations
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach

“Rohypnol withdrawal treatment facilities are experienced in helping you medically and psychologically…”
Withdrawal symptoms occur when the addict stops taking the drug outside of a Rohypnol detox program. Stopping treatment in the middle of detoxification can also bring on symptoms. Fortunately, Rohypnol withdrawal treatment facilities are experienced in helping you medically and psychologically during detox to keep withdrawal symptoms at bay.

Rohypnol Detox Programs

projectknow-shutter428294629-doctor-holding-patient-shoulderRohypnol detox centers have inpatient medical programs designed to help during the most crucial time in the detox process. During the first 24 hours, addicts are monitored for severe symptoms, while the center takes an inventory of the user’s drug history. If other drugs were taken, the medical professionals are prepared to treat for those as well.

Detoxification involves more than treating potential withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals prescribe barbiturates similar to Rohypnol, but in a smaller dose than the one used by the addict to get a high. Instead, the barbiturate enters the brain and replaces Rohypnol. This is done to prevent the brain from overreacting to the loss of Rohypnol in the body. Withdrawal symptoms are actually the brain’s effort to adjust to working without the drug’s chemicals performing like they did when the addict was getting high. The barbiturate prevents this reaction. Over the course of several weeks, the barbiturate dosage is reduced until the addict can stop the pills safely. In doing this, the addict avoids withdrawal symptoms. He has the opportunity to discuss other aspects of the recovery process without worry.

A stay in a Rohypnol detox center may last up to a week. Once medical professionals feel you are stable enough to leave, you can enter into a drug rehabilitation program. It may take a month or a year of taking the barbiturate to wean the body of the drug completely. The length of time depends on the amount of Rohypnol taken, the dose frequency and the length of time that you were addicted to the drug.

Finding a Rohypnol Detox Program

When looking for a Rohypnol withdrawal treatment facility or to find out more about Rohypnol abuse, call us at . We can offer you the resources, tools, support and information you need to help yourself or your loved one on the road to recovery. We can also help you find a Rohypnol addiction treatment center that is waiting to help you.


  • It has been illegal to sell and manufacture Rohypnol since the 1990s.
  • Rohypnol turns blue when mixed in liquid. In 1997, the manufacturer incorporated a blue dye inside the pills that releases when dissolved. This was done in response to the sexual assaults reportedly connected to Rohypnol.
  • Rohypnol was originally created and used to treat narcolepsy.
  • The drug is categorized by the US Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule IV controlled substance. It shares this designation with Lorazepam, Zolpidem and Phenobarbital.

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