Rohypnol

Similar to Valium, but 10x stronger

Intensifies the effects of alcohol and other drugs

​Rohypnol has recently gained a reputation as the “date rape” drug. ​Rohypnol is also known as roofies, the forget pill, or rope. The drug creates a sleepy, relaxed and drunk feeling that lasts 2 – 8hours. “Roofies”
are often used in combination with alcohol and other drugs. When use​d in
combination with alcohol “roofies” produce disinhibition and amnesia.

Rohypnol has been misused; as a result, the drug cannot be purchased legally in Canada or United States.

How Can You Protect Yourself From Rohypnol?
Obviously, education is the most important tool to protecting yourself ​or someone you know from rohypnol.

Known to cause temporary amnesia, muscle relaxation, sleep, and to impairmotor skills
​When rohypnol is added to alcohol it should leave a bitter taste, should turn a light colored drink blue and should leave small chunky pieces in your drink. Moreover, a typical
rohypnol victim will:
  • ​​Feel dizzy and disorientated about 10 minutes after ingesting the drug.
  • The victim may experience difficulty speaking and moving and then pass out.
  • A rohypnol victim should not be left alone. A good friend should stay with the victim keeping a caring eye on him or her.

 The drug can be detected up to 3 days after ingestion. The most important way to protect yourself is by following this basic rule: Never accept a drink from someone you don’t know, and never leave your drink unattended.