Rohypnol is a drug that works as a depressant on the central nervous system. It can be taken in powder or pill form. It can be used as a sedative, and is sometimes known as the “date-rape” drug. It is used for anti-anxiety, muscle relaxants, and to cause a euphoric sensation.
There are many side effects of using rohypnol, including the following:
These side effects can cause addiction problems with those who use rohypnol. The drug has never been approved for use in the United States. According to the United States Justice Department (USJD), most shipments of rohypnol come from Mexico where it is legal for purchase, or shipped from overseas.
Rohypnol is not always used as a sedative, or under coercion as with the “date-rape” drug, but it can also be used as a stimulant for euphoria.
Relationships and Addiction
Drug abuse and addiction issues are difficult to discuss with anyone, much less a significant other. When you find yourself in a relationship where one partner is using or abusing rohypnol, it may be a difficult conversation to have. The best way to bring up drug abuse and addiction issues when you are in a relationship is with empathy and understanding.
When you find yourself in a relationship with some using rohypnol, try and approach the subject to have a discussion, not a confrontation. Discuss treatment and recovery options with your significant other as a team.
Signs of Addiction
You can help your significant other recognize or address a substance abuse problem through understanding and empathy, but by also recognizing signs of substance abuse. Signs of abuse include:
- Constant sedation
- Lingering euphoria
- Uninhibited acts
- Slurred speech
You can use these signs to recognize if your girlfriend or significant other is using rohypnol, and you can understand when it has become a problem, so that treatment options can be discussed.
If you recognize or need to address a substance abuse problem with your significant other, there are helpful options available. Please call our 24 hour helpline to speak with admissions counselors to find treatment options that are right for you.