What is Rophenol?

Rohypnol is the trade name for the medication flunitrazepam. It is a benzodiazepine with similar effects to Valium, however it is 10 times more potent. Rohypinol is a central nervous system depressant that is prescribed Outside the United States for the  short term treatment severe sleep disorders.  It is manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. and widely available in Europe, Mexico, and Colombia. The manufactured and sale of Rohypnol is illegal in the United States.

The Date Rape Drug

Rophenol is known as the Date Rape Drug. It is a tasteless and odorless drug that can be mixed in a victim drink without their knowledge. When taken in combined with alcohol the effects of Rohypnol begin within 15 to 20 minutes and may last up to 12 hours. The victim will experience a slowing of psychomotor performance, muscle relaxation, decreased blood pressure, sleepiness, and/or amnesia. They may also experience drowsiness, headaches, memory impairment, dizziness, nightmares, confusion, and tremors. Most victims of the date rape drug, Rophenol, are unaware of what has happened to them and lack any recollection.

Rophenol Use

Rophenol is used in over 20 countries for medication purposes. It is a highly effective medication in the treatment of insomnia by inducing sleep and helping the patient to remain asleep. However the drug is illegal in the United States due to its high strength and dangerous effects.

Rophenol has grown to be known as the date rape drug because when in combination with alcohol it can fully sedate a person and cause them to black out with no recollection of what has happened to them. Rophenol is not only popular as a date rape drug, its low cost of $5 a pill has made it grow in popularity amongst teens and young adult. These young people take Rophenol for its sedative effects, euphoric high and out of body experiences.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Rophenol Use

Rophenol is a highly addictive drug. When it is used with or without an legitamate health condition its use can lead to the individual developing a tolerance, physical and psychological dependency. When abruptly stopping its use they may experience symptoms of withdrawal that sends them back to the drug for comfort.

Many people who are addicted to Rophenol will find themselves unable to control the urge to use the drug. They are unable to induce sleep without its use. Those using Rophenol for its euphoric effects may feel as if they can not experience pleasure without its use. Many will find themselves using Rohpenol at inappropriate times, difficulties at work, home or school and troubles in personal relationships.

Rophenol Addiction Treatment

Rophenol is a benzodiazepine medication and holds a high risk of abuse. Patients and abusers of Rophenol are all at risk of developing a tolerance, physical and psychological dependency. If you or a loved one are addicted to Rophenol you are urged to enter into an rehab facility to undergo a residential treatment program. There you will receive the treatment you need to overcome your addiction and begin focusing a sober lifestyle.

Treatment Aspects

  • Individualize Treatment Plan
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Educational Lectures