Rohypnol is not manufactured or sold legally in the United States, but it has still been subject to widespread abuse all across the US. It is legally prescribed in over 50 other countries and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe, where it is used for sedation for general anesthesia and to treat insomnia.
Rohypnol is frequently abused at raves, night clubs, parties and bars. It is known to intensify the effects of alcohol and other drugs such as heroine and cocaine. It is abused by college and high school students, especially in Texas and Florida. It has also become known for its use as a “date rape drug.”
Rohypnol abuse can be very dangerous and has numerous adverse effects on the user including drowsiness, dizziness, loss of motor control, lack of coordination, slurred speech, confusion, and gastrointestinal disturbances. These effects may last for 12 or more hours. Higher doses induce respiratory depression.
The following terms have been used as nicknames or street names for Rohypnol:
- Mexican Valium
Being under the influence of the drug is referred to as being “roached out.” Rohypnol has become widely abused in Texas, where it is referred to as “R-2” or “Roaches.”
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Chronic use of Rohypnol can result in physical and emotional dependence and addiction. If you or a loved one is abusing Rohypnol or has become addicted, please seek help today.
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