The Date Rape Drug

The Date Rape Drug

Date rape drugs are used primarily for engaging in sexual assault on someone that would not agree to engaging. These types of drugs are extremely powerful and dangerous to the victim. The effects of this drug are not the only thing that makes this drug dangerous. They are also easy to dissolve in drinks because are odorless, tasteless, and colorless, making them virtually undetected.

These types of drugs can make a person feel weak, confused, or even pass out. As a result, victims will often not remember the events that may have happened to them while assaulted. Although most associated with women being the victims, they are also often used on men as well.

There are three different types of date rape drugs: GHB, Ketamine, and the most popular, Rohypnol or more commonly known as “roofies.”

Street Names for Flunitrazepam or Rohypnol

The following are some of the nicknames for the date rape drug:

  • Circles
  • Date-Rape drug
  • Forget me drug
  • Forget pill
  • Getting Roached
  • La Rocha
  • Lunch Money drug
  • Mexican Valium
  • Pingus
  • Roches dos
  • Roche
  • Roches
  • Rolpes
  • Roofie
  • Roofies
  • Roopies
  • Rope
  • Rophies
  • Rophy
  • Ropies
  • Roples
  • Ropples
  • Wolfies

Appearance of Rohypnol

Rohypnol comes in a pill form that easily dissolved in liquids. These pills are most often round, white and invisible when they are diluted into a drink. Because of this dangerous issue, Rohypnol now comes in an oval shape and is usually green or grayish in color. When someone attempts to crush and dissolve this newer pill into a drink, it will turn bright blue, which in theory would alert that something is wrong. However, someone drinking a dark beer or glass of red wine may still be unaware.

Effects of the Date Rape Drug

There are many effects that Rohypnol can take on in the body, but the following are the most common that a victim may encounter, unknowingly taking the drug for the first time.

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Difficulty with motor skills
  • Drunk feeling
  • Problems talking
  • Nausea
  • Amnesia
  • Loss of consciousness or black out
  • Confusion
  • Problems seeing
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Although Rohypnol is not known to cause death when taken by itself, it has happened when combined with the effects of alcohol or drugs. Because Rohypnol is a powerful sedative, it only magnifies the effects of the other ones when combined.

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. 

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