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Topics of special interest regarding Rohypnol use and abuse.

European Views on Rohypnol

European Views on Rohypnol

Rohypnol (also known as flunitrazepam) is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed to patients who suffer from severe insomnia, but it may be better known as a date-rape drug. It is known as one of the most potent benzodiazepines, and it is known to cause users amnesia and other potentially dangerous effects. However, although it is known as a date rape drug, it is also abused recreationally, and it...

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Can Rohypnol Make People Violent?

Can Rohypnol Make People Violent?

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that works by manipulating brain neurotransmitters to elevate feelings of calm. It is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose when taken for short periods of time as directed by the prescribing physician. However, some people suffer side effects of confusion and brief memory loss when they take it even at normal doses. Taking the drug while drinking...

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What Is the Law Regarding the Use of Rohypnol and Why?

What Is the Law Regarding the Use of Rohypnol and Why?

In the United States it is illegal to manufacture, sell, use or be in possession of Rohypnol. However, the substance is still produced legally and used medically in many other countries throughout the world. Rohypnol was made illegal in the U.S. mainly because of its connection with cases of drug-related sexual assault and rape. The U.S. government passed a law in 1996 known as the Drug Induced...

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Is Rohypnol Abuse Related to Gambling Addiction?

Is Rohypnol Abuse Related to Gambling Addiction?

Addiction is a complicated disorder that affects every area of life. Many issues can become related to gambling addiction, including Rohypnol abuse. This powerful drug is highly addictive on its own, but, when combined with gambling addiction, users may soon find themselves addicted to both gambling and drugs. You may begin abusing Rohypnol independently from your gambling addiction, but in time...

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The Danger of Thinking You Can Use Rohypnol Just One More Time

The Danger of Thinking You Can Use Rohypnol Just One More Time

Making the decision to go to rehab for Rohypnol addiction can be both a liberating and frightening decision. You’ve acknowledged you have a problem and realized you need help to get sober. Waiting on the cusp of a new life, one that will not involve being enslaved by Rohypnol addiction, is an exciting time. Unfortunately, this is also the time that many addicts fear the unknowns of living sober...

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Rohypnol Addiction and the Middle East

Rohypnol Addiction and the Middle East

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing the effect of neurotransmitters on the brain to create a sense of calm. Legal uses of Rohypnol include the following: Hypnotic Sedative Anticonvulsant Skeletal muscle relaxant When taken for brief periods of time and under medical oversight, Rohypnol is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose....

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How Rohypnol Addiction Can Ruin Your Finances

How Rohypnol Addiction Can Ruin Your Finances

When you begin abusing Rohypnol, your finances may be the last of your worries, but this drug is so expensive that an addiction to it may cost you your financial wellbeing. In other words, if you continue abusing Rohypnol and become addicted to it, it is only a matter of time before you begin experiencing financial difficulties. No matter how secure your finances are, Rohypnol addiction will...

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Why Rohypnol Addiction Leads to Compulsive Behavior

Why Rohypnol Addiction Leads to Compulsive Behavior

Friends and family members of addicted individuals struggle with many issues that the disease causes. Failure to follow through on responsibilities, emotional distance, self-destructiveness, irresponsible financial decisions and other behaviors frustrate and even exasperate the people in a Rohypnol addict’s life. Perhaps most exasperating of all is the realization that the addict’s...

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Financial Loss and Rohypnol Addiction

Financial Loss and Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing the effect of neurotransmitters on the brain to create a sense of calm. Legal uses of Rohypnol include the following: Hypnotic Sedative Anticonvulsant Skeletal muscle relaxant When taken for brief periods of time and under medical oversight, Rohypnol is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose....

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Teachers and Rohypnol Addiction

Teachers and Rohypnol Addiction

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for short-term use. It works by enhancing the effect of neurotransmitters on the brain to create a sense of calm. Legal uses of Rohypnol include the following: Hypnotic Sedative Anticonvulsant Skeletal muscle relaxant When taken for brief periods of time and under medical oversight, Rohypnol is relatively safe and carries little risk of overdose....

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