Rohypnol Abuse

What are the warning signs of Rohypnol addiction and how can it be abused?

Negative Life Events and Rohypnol Addiction

Negative Life Events and Rohypnol Addiction

Reacting to negative experiences in a constructive way is vital to emotional health. However, many emotional wounds are hard to recover from, and people find that past experiences determine the course of their lives long after they occur. Many people who begin using Rohypnol struggle with emotional wounds, so they escape the associated pain through drug abuse; unfortunately, this only causes more...

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Dangers of Combining Rohypnol and Tranquilizers

Dangers of Combining Rohypnol and Tranquilizers

Tranquilizer is a term that encompasses a wide range of sedatives, including the following: Sleep medications like Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta Barbiturates like Amytal, Solfoton and Nembutal Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and Klonopin Rohypnol is also a benzodiazepine-class tranquilizer, but these pills (also known as “ruffies”) have approximately 10 times the potency of Xanax and...

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Staying Sober while on Vacation

Staying Sober while on Vacation

Vacation; just the word brings a smile to most people’s faces. You are either planning to go to a new place and experience new things, or you may be going to your annual location where you can relax, unwind, and take some time to rejuvenate yourself. However, while vacations are often enjoyed, they also bring about some stressors that could put you at risk for staying sober including the...

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Grief and Rohypnol Addiction

Grief and Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing certain neurotransmitters in the brain to create a sense of calm. When taken as directed it is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose. However, some of the drug’s effects can be dangerous, like confusion and short-term memory loss, especially when combined with alcohol or antihistamines....

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Dangers of Relapsing on Rohypnol

Dangers of Relapsing on Rohypnol

Rohypnol made headlines in the 1990s for its infamous use as a date-rape drug. Also known by the street name “roofies,” Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine-class drug with 10 times the potency of Valium or Xanax. It is not legally available in the U.S., but the drug is widely sold on the black market. Often costing only a few dollars per pill, Rohypnol has become increasingly popular among teens and...

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Rohypnol Addiction and Weight Problems

Rohypnol Addiction and Weight Problems

Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) is a prescription medication used to treat severe insomnia. It is also infamous as the “date rape drug” due to its amnesic effect. Many people have been sexually assaulted or robbed after someone surreptitiously added Rohypnol to their drink. Rohypnol is also frequently combined with other psychotropic drugs, such as Ketamine or GHB, and used as a “designer drug”...

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How Rohypnol Affects Sleep

How Rohypnol Affects Sleep

People abuse Rohypnol for the ways it affects sleep, but this effect changes over time, is unmanageable and can cause more problems than it solves. How Rohypnol Works Rohypnol is popularly known as a date-rape drug, or a tool that assailants use to enable sexual assault. Some of the slang terms for it, such as the “forget pill” and “forget me drug,” reflect the memory loss that the drug...

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How Much Rohypnol Will Cause an Overdose?

How Much Rohypnol Will Cause an Overdose?

The amount of Rohypnol that causes an overdose varies based on each individual user. However, the risks of overdose and other dangerous side effects of Rohypnol abuse are high for every user. If you or a loved one is abusing Rohypnol, seek professional treatment immediately. What Is an Overdose? In simple terms, an overdose of a drug occurs when a user ingests so much of the drug that his or her...

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Hepatitis and Rohypnol Abuse

Hepatitis and Rohypnol Abuse

Hepatitis is a virus that causes swelling and inflammation of the liver. This virus may develop naturally through any of the following means: Immune cells in the body attacking the liver, thereby causing autoimmune hepatitis Infections from viruses, bacteria or parasites Liver damage from alcohol, poisonous mushrooms or other poisons Toxic levels of medication, such as an overdose of...

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Effects of Rohypnol Abuse on the Immune System

Effects of Rohypnol Abuse on the Immune System

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing the effects of neurotransmitters in the brain to create a sense of calm. When taken for short periods of time as directed, the drug is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose. However, effects produced by Rohypnol, such as confusion and short-term memory loss, can be dangerous, especially when...

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