Signs & Symptoms

Identifying the signs and symptomsof Rohypnol abuse.

How Do I Know If My Parent Is Addicted to Rohypnol?

How Do I Know If My Parent Is Addicted to Rohypnol?

When a person suffers from addiction, he may believe he can keep it hidden from those closest to him such as family or friends. However, when you spend enough time around a Rohypnol addict, there are many opportunities to identify his abuse habit. Users may be able to conceal their addiction for a period of time, but if you know the signs to look for you can identify a person struggling with...

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Am I Experiencing Side Effects of Rohypnol or Signs of Dependence?

Am I Experiencing Side Effects of Rohypnol or Signs of Dependence?

Rohypnol is a powerful benzodiazepine that is most frequently used as an anesthesia before surgery. As a benzodiazepine, it depresses the central nervous system far more powerfully than other common drugs, like Valium or Xanax. The side effects of Rohypnol generally appear within 15 to 20 minutes after the drug is taken, and they persist around four to six hours. Side effects of abusing this drug...

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Spotting Concealed Use of Rohypnol in Schools

Spotting Concealed Use of Rohypnol in Schools

Rohypnol is a central nervous system depressant used in many countries as a sedative or as an anesthetic prior to surgery. This drug is also used illegally to treat the depression that often accompanies abuse of stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine. It is illegal in the US, and it is commonly connected to sexual assault: people slip the drug to unsuspecting people to incapacitate them for...

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Five Signs that Someone Is Experimenting with Rohypnol Abuse

Five Signs that Someone Is Experimenting with Rohypnol Abuse

Rohypnol is a common drug of abuse that is experimented with by people of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly. It can often be difficult to detect when someone is experimenting with drugs and more difficult to detect the particular drug that is being abused. Rohypnol is often used to relieve anxiety because of its muscle relaxant qualities. Many abusers tend to use Rohypnol at parties or...

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Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Rohypnol

Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Rohypnol

For those with severe insomnia, Rohypnol can be a saving grace, as it allows for a deep, uninterrupted sleep. While it works well for some, others may develop serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts. While this super-strong benzodiazepine is infrequently prescribed, it has made its way to the streets, is one of the most popular date-rape drugs and encourages many...

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How Can I Tell If My Child Is High On Rohypnol?

How Can I Tell If My Child Is High On Rohypnol?

Rohypnol is a sedative that some people abuse recreationally. It is often called the date-rape drug because of the amnesic effect it has when combined with alcohol. Sexual predators and other criminals slip Rohypnol into people’s drinks to sexually assault or rob them. It causes short-term memory loss and may render someone incapable of resisting an attacker. When the drug is used...

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How to Know When a Rohypnol User Needs Emergency Help

How to Know When a Rohypnol User Needs Emergency Help

Rohypnol is a dangerous medication. Although it is legally prescribed in a number of countries, authorities in the United States consider it too risky to use. It has never been legal in the United States but is commonly smuggled into the country and abused. Rohypnol is both potent and long-lasting. It is ten times as strong as Valium, another benzodiazepine. A single milligram can produce effects...

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Signs and Symptoms of Rohypnol Addiction

By Becca Owens Rohypnol is a drug most commonly known for its reputation as a date rape drug. It is classified as a benzodiazepine and is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. Benzodiazepines have the effects of sedation and relaxation on users; however, Rohypnol is much more potent — seven to 10 times — than more common benzodiazepines like Valium.1 Although legal in other countries...

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