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Chemical Makeup

Description: Rohypnol is a powerful sedative that depresses the nervous system. It is known as the "date rape" drug because the small white tablet can be crushed to dissolve in drinks or food causing a person to become unconscious thus easily taken advantage of.

Rohyponol is illegal in the United states however it can be easily transported from Mexico, Columbia and Europe, readily available in the black market, in its bubble-packaging, making it appear legal to the public. This drug is commonly sold on high school and college campuses because of the low costs.

How is it aquired?

Classification:Rohyponol is classified as a depressant due to its ability to depress the central nervous system.

Medicinal Use:Rophypnol is not approved for medical use or manufacturing in the United States. However, 60 other countries legally prescribe patients to treat insomnia and as a pre-medication in surgeries and inducting anaesthesia.

Ingestion:Rophypnol can be swallowed as a pill, dissolved in a drink/food, or snorted. It is often used combined with alcohol and other drugs.

Slang/Street Terms:Date rape drug, La roche, R2, Rib, Roach, Roofenol, Roofies, Rope, Rophies, Ruffies, The forget pill.

Similar Drugs:GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric): Powerful, rapidly acting central nervous system depressant. It can cause drowsiness, sleep, and short-term memory lost.Ketamine: Hallucinogenic effects. Changing thinking, perception of time and emotions, seeing and hearing things that are distorted, or that do not exist.

Physical dependence can occur with both short and long term use of the drug. Addicticve features are more pronounced in those that have large does for long periods. Rohypnol alters the chemical balance in the body. It is then needed to maintain the altered chemical functioning.Psychological dependence is when the user feels the need for the drug. A single therapeutic dose for insomnia could cause a person to need it daily. The inomnia becomes much more servere after the use of the drug because the person depends on the drug to sleep.

Psychological effects on the brain:Long term: Benzodiazepines influence behavior by interacting with receptors on neurons in the brain that use the neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA binds to receptors, inhiting a neuron and acts to reduce neural activity. This decreases the amount of natural opiates that the brain makes to reduce neural activity which makes the user depend on the drug.Short term: Impairment in body balance, standing steadiness, slurred speech, dizziness, and respiratory depression.Physiological effects on the body:Long term: Aggressiveness, agitation, confusion, dishibitation, loss of impulse control, talkativeness, violent behavior and convulsions.Short term: Sedation, muscle relaxation, decreased anxiety, and prevention of convulsions.

The duration of psychological and physiological effects can last up to 8 hours.It takes about 45 minutes for rohypnol to manifest.

Myth: Drink spiking almost always results in victims being sexually assaulted by a stranger. The majority of drink spiking incidents reported to police do not involve sexual assault or robbery. Most of the time, the victim is targeted by someone familiar. They often do this to see the effect of the drug. These are usually pranks on the victim.


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