What is Mexican Valium?
Mexican Valium is the street name for Rohypnol. It is a sleeping pill marketed in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia by Roche Pharmaceuticals. It is also known as the date rape drug because when taken in combination with alcohol it causes disinhibition and blackouts lasting 8 to 24 hours, making those affected by it helpless to sexual assault. The production, sale and use of Mexican Valium in the United States is illegal. It is a Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act in the US.
How Mexican Valium Works
Mexican Valium (Rohypnol) is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine. Its effects are similar to those of Valium; sedation, muscle relaxation, reduction in anxiety, and prevention of convulsions. However its sedative effects are approximately 7 to 10 times stronger than Valium. When prescribed it is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anesthesia. Mexican Valium is also used illegally in the US to lessen the depression caused by the abuse of stimulants.
Mexican Valium Use
Mexican Valium is legally prescribed in over 60 other countries and is widely available in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe. It is used for the treatment of insomnia and as a pre-anesthetic. Mexican Valium is used for sedation, muscle relaxation, reduction in anxiety, and prevention of convulsions. These effects are 70 to 10 times stronger than that of Valium prescribed in the United States. Mexican Volume is commonly used in the United States illegally to lessen the depression caused by the abuse of stimulants.
“The Date Rape Drug”
Mexican Valium is known as the date rape drug because it is commonly used on victims of sexual assault. It causes causes disinhibition and blackouts lasting 8 to 24 hours, leaving the victim helpless to sexual assault. The strong amnesia produced by the drug, victims would have limited or no recollection of the assault.
Signs of Mexican Valium Abuse
- Sedation and calmness of the person
- Fatigue, sleeping increased amounts
- Lack of interest in usual activities
- Change in behavior
- Problems at work, school or home
- Withdrawal symptoms when stopping its use
- Financial Difficulties
- Legal troubles
Symptoms of Mexican Valium Withdrawal
- Muscle pain
- Tingling of Extremities
- Delirium and Loss of Identity
- Cardiovascular distress
Mexican Valium Addiction Treatment
Withdrawal from Mexican Valium can be painful and overwhelming. This is why to overcome an addiction the person will require treatment in an rehabilitation center. There they will receive 24-7 supportive care in a safe, secure and therapeutic environment. The patient will be able to work through their physical and psychological addiction to Mexican Valium with an individualized treatment plan and the support of highly trained chemical dependency specialists.
Detoxification is an important step in the treatment process. Patients will be cleansed of the chemicals and toxins related to Mexican Valium. They will be able to overcome their physical addiction with little discomfort. A non addictive prescription medication will be given to ease symptoms of withdrawal and keep the patient focused on their sobriety.
Most who are suffering from an addiction to Mexican Valium are looking to escape reality. Cognitive therapy will help the patient to identify the dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors associated with drug abuse and change them to healthy ones that promote sober living. The patient will develop key tools to deal with life’s stress without turning to Mexican Valium for relief.