Rohypnol, often called the “date rape” drug, is a powerful sedative that some countries use to induce anesthesia before surgery. However, as such a powerful central nervous system depressant, it is illegal in the US, but it still finds its way into the hands of drug users. It is colorless and odorless when added to beverages, which makes it easy for perpetrators to pass it to other people without their knowledge. Rohypnol is a popular club and party drug, and it produces amnesiac effects; people who abuse it often report an intense hangover the next day.
Rohypnol Side Effects
Rohypnol produces a variety of uncomfortable, even dangerous side effects. Because it sedates users so strongly, it greatly increases the risk of sexual assault. The following side effects may also occur from Rohypnol use:
- Fearlessness and inhibition
- Impaired judgment
- Impaired coordination
- Confusion and disorientation
Using Rohypnol as a party drug in large amounts can also lead to a coma and accidental overdose. If you or a loved one abuses this drug, then it is time to get help. Seek professional treatment as soon as possible to quit using Rohypnol, because you may experience myriad problems if you do not.
Symptoms of a Rohypnol Hangover
Because of the strong sedating effects of Rohypnol, many users report that the hangovers from this substance are worse than the hangovers from any other drug. The symptoms of a hangover are typically noticed within 24 hours of consumption, and they can last up to 48 hours. An extreme hangover is one of the reasons people who have been assaulted may not realize it for several days, or why they cannot remember the events that led up to the assault. Furthermore, many users believe that a Rohypnol hangover stems from the fact that they drank too much, even if they do not remember drinking more than usual. Unfortunately, because this drug also causes amnesiac effects, it may take even more time to piece together that an assault took place.
Find Help for Rohypnol Addiction
Rohypnol is a powerful depressant that can lead to dangerous, life-threatening side effects, so seek help if you or a loved one abuses this powerful drug. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to speak to our admissions coordinators about treatment options.
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