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Rohypnol, currently allowed as a Schedule IV controlled substance, under the trade name of Flunitrazepam, is a central nervous system depressant classified in the benzodiazepine group of drugs. This is a tranquilizer similar to Valium but more potent. Doctors prescribe this in the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, sleep disorders, and seizure disorders.
This commonly prescribed drug was manufactured first in odorless, tasteless, form and dissolves undetected in liquid. But after cases of Rohypnol in drug-facilitated sexual assaults were reported, the tablets were reformulated. They are now available in the form of oblong green tablets that turns blue when dissolved in liquid to easily detect in some drinks. Street names are roofies, roopies, rope, ropies, R2, or roaches.
Effects of Rohypnol
If used in mild doses, it has a sedative effect, and if taken in excess, induces deep sleep. Rohypnol is abused for its intoxicating, sedative, euphoria-producing properties. Its release of growth hormones can build muscles. The danger of misusing the drug for raping women by anaesthetizing with Rohypnol was identified recently. Rohypnol is consumed by mixing it with alcohol or narcotics. Rohypnol is cheaply available, in a range of $2 to $3 per pill. Some people use it to get relief from alcohol hangovers. Rohypnol has the potency to depress central nervous system activity and brain function. This will result in side effects such as sedation, sleep, muscle relaxation, and reduced anxiety. But the negative effects of it pop up when used mixing with alcohol. This will lead to depression, blackout, stupor, respiratory depression, and in acute cases, even to death. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions.
The use of Rohypnol is dangerous, with the risk of the addict slowly turns to physical and psychological dependence, which increases with dose and duration of use. In some areas, notorious gangs use it and thus derived the name "club drug."
Recovery from addiction with the help of drug addiction professionals is possible. Physical and psychological detoxification will be the ground work to be done before changing the patterns of a drug addict.
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