Rohypnol: Facts, Effects, Symptoms

   
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Facts and Stats

  • Rohypnol is used by people of all socioeconomic classes
  • This drug is generally used by men of all classes to put into the drinks of women at bars “DATE RAPE”
  • When consumed, women do not remember anything and they are at the disposal of the male, be it a homeless person or a multi-millionaire
  • In 1995, there were 1000 people using rohypnol in the United States
  • Rohypnol is most commonly used in the US, Australia, the UK, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Japan
  • The major age group for rohypnol is between 18-20(the college age), and between the ages of 35-44

Short and Long-Term Effects

  • Rohypnol has several short-term effectsrohypnol 150x147 Rohypnol: Facts, Effects, Symptoms
  • Rohypnol creates a relaxed, sleepy and drunk feeling that lasts for 2-8 hours
  • Other short term affects may include blackouts, with a compete loss of memory, dizziness, nausea, difficulty with motor movements and speaking
  • The long term affects of Rohypnol are that it can produce phyisical and phsychological dependence
  • It also can cause:
  • Irritability
  • Vivid or disturbing dreams
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Impaired sexual functioning
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Tremors
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite

Chemical Make-up

  • Rohypnol is made up of:
  • Carbon
  • Helium
  • Fluorine
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen

Social Problems & Costs

  • Rohypnol is not seen as that addictivedate rape drug 150x125 Rohypnol: Facts, Effects, Symptoms
  • As stated earlier, it is more commonly used by males, to sneak into the drink of a female or male; “Date Rape Drug”
  • However, after a female comes off the high of the drug, she may suffer through physical and psychological dependance
  • Although most males do use the drug to rape women, there are a small amount of males who use the drug because of an addiction
  • In countries like the US and Canada, Rohypnol costs anywhere between 2-5 dollars per dosage unit.
  • In Europe, the drug costs about $20  per dosage unit
  • In some of the major drug dealing areas of Latin America, the drug can cost as much as $30 per dosage unit.

Signs and Symptoms

  • When someone has a relaxed, sleepy and somewhat drunk appearance for longer than usual than they may have take Rohypnol
  • People who have taken rohypnol also experience blackouts, complete loss of memory and severe dizziness.
  • For a women, who took the drug against her will, she could be suffering from severe depression
  • Women may also be suffering from menstrual irregularities and may have impaired sexual functioning
 

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2 responses to “Rohypnol: Facts, Effects, Symptoms”
  1. Syd W. says:

    Wow……thank you for the info…..I needed for my school project…..thanks again

  2. Ericka M. says:

    Thanks for the info! You have no idea how much you helped me out with this (had to make powerpoint of info about roofies) :b

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