Parents, Know the Facts! – Rohypnol


ROHYPNOL, A TRADE NAME FOR THE SUBSTANCE FLUNITRAZEPAM, IS A DEPRESSANT THAT ACTS ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.


In illicit usage, Rohypnol is often used to counteract the depressive feelings brought on by the use of amphetamine- and cocaine-type stimulants. Rohypnol has a reputation as a "date-rape" drug due to its usage in sexual assaults.


Forms of Rohypnol: White or olive-green pill. The powder may be crushed and snorted, sprinkled over marijuana and smoked, dissolved in a liquid, or injected.


PARAPHERNALIA:

Drinking glass, pen shells, rolled money, mortar and pestle, razor blades.


SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF ROHYPNOL

There is no safe level of substance misuse. The following effects may be experienced:


Relaxation or sedation of the body, vomiting and headache, difficulty breathing and nausea, rapid mood swings and violent outbursts of temper, breathing and heart rate slow down to dangerous levels, comas, and seizures (especially when combined with amphetamines), harsh withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, tremors and sweating, memory loss, death.


WITHDRAWAL

When a person becomes tolerant or addicted to a substance, the sudden stop of misusing the substance might cause withdrawal. These symptoms can include:


Headache, insomnia, intense anxiety, light sensitivity, muscle pain, restlessness, seizures, sensations of tingling, numbness in the arms and legs, trembling.


LONG TERM EFFECTS

The long-term consequences of roofies are mostly unknown. However, Rohypnol, like other benzodiazepines, may lead to tolerance and dependency if misused regularly. The body does this when it becomes used to the constant presence of the substance. When you become dependent on a substance, every effort to cut down or cease using may be met with withdrawal symptoms

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