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Rohypnol – Rohypnol is a powerful sedative used to induce sleep and treat insomnia. This drug is illegal in the United States, but is still legal in other countries.  Rohypnol comes in a pill form and when dissolved in a drink it is odorless and tasteless. When mixed with alcohol it can cause a person to black out and give up control which can lead to “date rape.” It can also cause amnesia or even death.  When ingested it can take 20 minutes to feel its effects and these effects can last anywhere from 8-12 hours.  A person under the influence of Rohypnol can look drunk, have blood shot eyes, slurred speech, and lack of coordination.  Rohypnol can be detected with a drug test for up to 60 hours of being ingested. 

Street Names – Rohypnol:

Date rape drug, La roche, R2, Rib, Roach, Roofenol, Roofies, Rope, Rophies, Ruffies, The forget pill, Mexican Valium

Short-Term Effects:

  • Sleepy, relaxed, and drunk feeling
  • Blackouts
  • Loss of memory
  • Dizziness and disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Inability to move or communicate

Long -Term Effects:

  • Can impair learning ability, attention, and memory
  • Physical and psychological dependence