Before simply listing off the different signs and symptoms about Rohypnol abuse, it is important to understand what their long-term and short-term effects are and what can happen as a result of someone trying to come off of the drug.
Rohypnol Short-term Effects
Below are short-term effects of Rohypnol:
- Drowsiness or sleepiness
- Feelings of deep relaxation
- Drunk feelings
- Euphoric state of mind
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with motor skills
Rohypnol Long-term Effects
Below are some of the long-term effects of Rohypnol:
- Muscle pain
- Extreme anxiety
- Tingling of the extremities
- Loss of identity
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Withdrawal seizure
Long-term use of Rohypnol results in psychological and physical dependence. Users with a history with alcohol abuse are more likely to become dependent.
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, however, higher dosage can result in severe depression. People that abuse Rohypnol by itself are not likely to die; however the psychological and physical effects can be severe. Death’s reported when abusing Rohypnol are usually the result of a strong concoction of the pill along with alcohol or other drugs, such as heroin.
Withdrawal of Rohypnol
Because Rohypnol and other benzodiazepine drugs can lead to addiction and physical dependence, it is known as Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome. When someone that is addicted to Rohypnol suddenly tries to stop, the following results may occur.
- Severe insomnia
- Severe anxiety
For some, the following effects can show violence and paradoxical behaviors, such as:
- Violent behavior
These symptoms often lead to criminal behavior.
Signs and Symptoms
The following are some of the signs that someone may be using Rohypnol.
- Decrease in blood pressure
- A slowed psychomotor performance
- The loss of bodily control and/or function
- Visual disturbances or hallucinations
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Urinary retention
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.
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