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Rohypnol Addiction in New York: Find Hope in Florida with Archstone Recovery

New York is the unofficial capital of the United States, the place where America meets the rest of the world. Its place at the global crossroads and at the top of the financial world has always meant that New York is a cultural leader. Whether it’s fashion, music, literature, or protest, New Yorkers are at the forefront of cultural trends—and that goes for drug culture, too. While there’s no doubt that Times Square has cleaned up its act, other neighborhoods in the five boroughs are still hotspots for just about every kind of drug purchase. That includes Rohypnol, the club drug more commonly known as “roofies.”

Rohypnol is a sedative that originally entered the market as a sleeping pill. In small doses, it gets you a little high and offers a sense of relaxation and euphoria. In somewhat larger doses, it causes amnesia for two to eight hours, and makes the user uncontrollably sleepy. This is what has caused its rise as a “date rape” drug—a rapist will slip it into the victim’s drink. Once it takes effect, its symptoms are easily mistaken for drunkenness, and the rapist offers to help the victim home; she later wakes up having been raped and cannot remember anything about her rapist. While it is mostly used by male rapists, the drug has also gained popularity among prostitutes, who use it to rob johns while they are incapacitated. Like many sleeping pills, Rohypnol is addictive, and voluntary users often find themselves taking larger and larger doses, unable to quit even while their lives fall apart.

If you’re addicted to Rohypnol, Archstone Recovery Center can help. Archstone Recovery is a fully accredited, state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in Lantana, Florida. Our beautiful, serene facility is located conveniently close to Palm Beach International Airport, which is easily reachable from the New York airports. When New Yorkers need to get away from the site of their addiction and seek help, they come here to sunny Florida, to begin again with Archstone Recovery. Archstone’s twelve-step approach and wide range of treatment program options make it the natural choice for Rohypnol addiction. Contact us today to learn more.

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