Rohypnol is a short-acting benzodiazepine with properties similar to those of Valium. Effects of Rohypnol include the following:
- Muscle relaxation
- Reduced anxiety
- Prevention of convulsions
Rohypnol is commonly known as the “date rape drug,” because it is often used to sedate women to ease sexual assault. Rape victims are often unable to recall the details of the attack or the attacker. Additionally, because the drug is usually clear of the body by the time tests can be done, it is hard to determine how many rapes rohypnol has played a part in.
Despite its well know status as the “date rape drug,” Rohypnol is commonly abused for the same recreational reasons that many people abuse other drugs. Many young people abuse the drug often in combination with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine to achieve an especially intense high. Rohypnol is also commonly taken along with alcohol, an especially dangerous combination that increases the effect of both Rohypnol and alcohol. While generally taken orally, Rohypnol can also be crushed and snorted. The effects of Rohypnol can last for 12 hours or longer.
Rohypnol Withdrawal Symptoms
Rohypnol withdrawal symptoms can appear in between doses and be quite severe. It is important that you not attempt to discontinue use of Rohypnol without medical supervision. Rohypnol withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- Muscle pain
- Tingling of Extremities
- Cardiovascular distress
Reach Out for Help with Rohypnol Addiction
If you are addicted to Rohypnol, the best thing you can do is admit your struggle and get help. Battling addiction on your own is dangerous, and it is rarely, if ever, successful. Under the supervision of a medical staff, you can receive the treatment you need in a safe and controlled environment. Along with detox services, rehab can provide therapy and counseling that will help you on your way to a drug-free and fulfilling future.
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