Effects of Rohypnol Abuse

Effects of Rohypnol Abuse

Rohypnol is not manufactured and has not been approved for clinical use in the United States. It is used in Europe and South America for sedation for general anesthesia.  It effects also include muscle relaxation, reduction in anxiety, and prevention of convulsions. Rohypnol is similar to Valium, but its effects are up to 10 times stronger. Chronic use of Rohypnol can result in physical and emotional dependence and addiction.

Rohypnol Abuse Potential

Rohypnol is frequently abused at raves, night clubs, parties, and bars. Most users abuse other drugs as well, and they take Rohypnol to intensify the feeling of intoxication, boost the effects of heroin, and modulate the effects of cocaine. The number of individuals in the US abusing Rohypnol is rapidly growing, especially among high school and college students. In part, this is due to the relatively inexpensive cost of approximately $2 per pill and to the euphoric “high” feeling it induces when taken with other drugs or alcohol.

Rohypnol is called a “date rape drug.” It is colorless, odorless, and dissolves easily in a carbonated drink or alcohol. It also induces the effect of amnesia, when individuals under the influence do not remember what has happened to them.

Physical Effects of Rohypnol Abuse and Addiction

When Rohypnol is abused with alcohol or other drugs, it can cause:

  • Slow motor skills
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Blackouts
  • Impaired judgment
  • Loss of inhibition
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Sedation

Higher doses of Rohypnol can cause more severe side effects, such as:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Mental confusion
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Urinary retention

When mixed with alcohol, Rohypnol may cause respiratory depression, aspiration, and even death.

Finding Help for Rohypnol Addiction

A Rohypnol addiction is very serious and can be very difficult to overcome. Statistics show that when addicts try to quit on their own, the results do not last long.  To successfully break the cycle of addiction, you need to seek professional assistance.

Call our toll free number today to speak with a counselor about finding treatment for your addiction. We are available 24 hours a day, so call now. Don’t let fear stop you from making one of the best decisions of your life.

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