Research

Current research into Rohypnol use and abuse.

The Tragic Problem of Rohypnol, Roofies, and Trauma

The Tragic Problem of Rohypnol, Roofies, and Trauma

In the early 1990s awareness increased about a drug that was often referred to as the “date rape” drug. Known on the streets as “roofies,” Rohypnol has never been approved for any medical use in the United States. Therefore, it is illegal to manufacture, distribute or possess Rohypnol in this country. According to the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center,...

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The Elements of Rohypnol Addiction

The Elements of Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a powerful sedative and central nervous system depressant that is primarily used as an anesthesia and to treat short-term insomnia. It is banned in the US, but it is used medically in over 50 foreign countries. This substance is a common drug of abuse that can lead to addiction, a brain disease that needs professional medical treatment. Once addiction sets in, people cannot stop using...

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Are More Young People Becoming Addicted to Rohypnol?

Are More Young People Becoming Addicted to Rohypnol?

Rohypnol is a hypnotic benzodiazepine commonly known as the “date rape” drug, because it has often been used for sexual assault. This drug has no accepted medical use in the US, so it is illegal in all states; however, it is currently used for medical purposes in Mexico, Europe and many other countries. Rohypnol use and abuse in the US had its peak between 1996 and 2004 when it was one of the...

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How Family History Affects Your Predisposition to Rohypnol Addiction

How Family History Affects Your Predisposition to Rohypnol Addiction

Families give many things to each other, such as love, security and a shared history. However, despite the benefits of having a family, there is also a bit of a dark side to go with all of these positives, as families can also pass a predisposition to addiction onto future generations. Studies performed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that one of the strongest factors that determines...

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Everything You Need to Know About Why Rohypnol Abuse Is Dangerous

Everything You Need to Know About Why Rohypnol Abuse Is Dangerous

Rohypnol is a central nervous system depressant that is not approved for medical use or sale in the US. People who abuse this drug risk death because of its intense sedation and muscle-relaxing effects. When combined with alcohol, the results of this drug can be deadly. The drug is also called “the forget me pill,” Mexican valium, R2, roofies, roach, rope and wolfies. It most commonly...

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Origins of Rohypnol

Origins of Rohypnol

Rohypnol, a central nervous system depressant, is a benzodiazepine. These drugs are the main class of tranquilizers, which are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the US. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to treat insomnia, sleep disorders, seizure disorders and anxiety, but they are habit forming and are commonly misused. Misuse of these substances frequently leads to addiction....

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Can Rohypnol Interact with My Anti-Depressant?

Can Rohypnol Interact with My Anti-Depressant?

Rohypnol is a potent drug that is used recreationally around the world. It has a reputation for being used as a “date rape” drug due to its ability to be dissolved into drinks to sedate unknowing victims. However, Rohypnol is also used for several other reasons. Recreationally, many people take it to achieve the euphoria that it produces when taken in high doses. Rohypnol also has medical...

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How Rohypnol Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

How Rohypnol Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine prescribed for short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms and other issues that can improve with the use of central nervous system depressants. It is also known as a popular party drug that causes relaxation and euphoria, and intensifies or counteracts the effects of other intoxicating substances. It is highly addictive and can cause confusion and...

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4 Surprising Facts About Rohypnol Addiction

4 Surprising Facts About Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a habit-forming sedative. Although illegal in the United States, Rohypnol is approved for use as a sleeping aid in 60 countries. Rohypnol addiction normally develops as a result of continued abuse of the substance. Listed below are several surprising facts about Rohypnol addiction: Rohypnol addiction is a treatable disease. Rohypnol addiction is not a choice. A common stereotype...

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Why Rohypnol Abuse Isn’t Limited to a Single Social Group

Why Rohypnol Abuse Isn’t Limited to a Single Social Group

Some drugs are linked to one single social group. However, drug abuse can occur in any population to any person. Each drug has different effects that may make it more appealing to different people. Rohypnol is one of many drugs that is abused by a variety of social groups, but professional treatment can help users recover. What Is Rohypnol? Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that treats certain sleep...

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