Although there are many different names for the prescription drug, Flunitrazepam, it is most often known in American medicine as Rohypnol and has never been officially legalized. Although illegal in America, it is widely available in Mexico, Canada, Europe and Colombia, making it relatively easy to be smuggled in.
In most cases, Rohypnol was prescribed primarily for chronic and severe insomnia as a hypnotic. However, Rohypnol gets most of its popularity as an abused drug known as a “roofie.” Roofies are coined “the date rape drug,” although studies have shown that a mere 1 percent of all rape cases in America have found Flunitrazepam in the victim’s blood stream.
Rohypnol In Medicine
Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is now illegal in the United States and some other countries. However, some countries such as the United Kingdom have the prescription available by private prescription only and may still be used in some hospitals as a sedative for treatments such as a colonoscopy.
Short-term Rohypnol Effects
Below are the following short term effects of Rohypnol
- Drowsiness or sleepiness
- Feelings of deep relaxation
- Drunk feelings
- Euphoric state of mind
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with motor skills
Long-term use of Rohypnol results in psychological and physical dependence. Users with a history with alcohol abuse are more likely to become dependent. Bellow are the following long-term effects of Rohypnol.
- Muscle pain
- Extreme anxiety
- Tingling of the extremities
- Loss of identity
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Withdrawal seizure
Abuse of Rohypnol
While Rohypnol has become most popular as the date-rape drug, it is often abused for other uses. Primarily, it is abused among young people, cocaine users and heroin addicts. When Rohypnol is taken with these drugs and boosts the high and gives an intense feeling of intoxication.
Rohypnol is usually taken orally with alcohol, but can also be crushed and snorted. Combining the drug with alcohol is especially dangerous as their effects are similar and inherently boost each other’s intoxicating properties. The effects of Rohypnol listed above usually lasts up to 12 hours. Higher dosage can result in sever depression.
Are You Addicted to Rohypnol?
Rohypnol is one of the most widespread, addictive and readily available drugs today. Regular use results in physical and psychological damage and dependence.
There are thousands of people that have used, gone through treatment, and now live normal, healthy lives. If you or someone you know is a Rohypnol user, most likely they are already an addict or are quickly becoming one.
Please call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Rohypnol addiction treatment. We are here to help.