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 effects
  • Rohypnol creates a relaxed, sleepy, and drunk feeling that lasts for 2-8 hours
  • Other short term effects may include blackouts, with a complete loss of memory, dizziness, nausea, difficulty with motor movements, and speaking
  • The long term effects of Rohypnol are that it can produce physical and psychological 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 addictive
  • 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 dependence
  • 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 to take Rohypnol
  • People who have taken Rohypnol also experience blackouts, complete loss of memory, and severe dizziness.
  • A woman, who took the drug against her will, could be suffering from severe depression
  • Women may also be suffering from menstrual irregularities and may have impaired sexual functioning


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Dylan H.
Dylan H.
2 years ago

Thanks, I am doing a presentation on Rohypnol, and this helped a lot.

Ghada A.
Ghada A.
7 years ago

I want drug statistics on Rohypnol do you know where I can find them?

Ericka M.
Ericka M.
9 years ago

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

Syd W.
Syd W.
10 years ago

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