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Rohypnol Overview

Rohypnol® (flunitrazepam) is the brand name of a sleeping pill prescribed for insomnia in Latin America, Europe and Asia. It has NOT been approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the United States but this has not stopped its distribution. Rohypnol is in the same recreational drug family as GHB and Ketamine and the same prescription drug family as Valium, Halcion, Xanax, and Versed. More casually known as the "date rape" drug, its powerful effects have scarily been used to incapacitate women during sexual assault -- namely, rape. Rohypnol has physiological effects similar to Valium (diazepam), but is approximately ten times more potent. Intoxication is generally associated with impaired judgment and motor skills. The drug has no taste or odor, so those given it don't realize what is happening. About ten minutes after ingesting the drug, a woman may feel dizzy and disoriented, simultaneously too hot and too cold, and/or nauseated. She may experience difficulty speaking and moving, and then pass out. Effects peak within two hours, and can persist for up to eight hours. Such victims have no memories of what happened while under the drug's influence. The combination of alcohol and Rohypnol is particularly hazardous; together, their effects on memory and judgment are greater than those experienced when taking one alone. It is commonly reported that people who become intoxicated on a combination of alcohol and Rohypnol have "blackouts" lasting 8 to 24 hours following ingestion.

Rohypnol Abuse Treatment

Professional inpatient detox can be an effective way to treat Rophynol abuse and addiction. Coming off of Rophynol under medical supervision may ensure that the withdrawal symptoms don’t cause a relapse. The medical staff in a Rophynol detox center can take you or a loved off of the drug slowly, to minimize withdrawal. A detox center also has access to other drugs that can help alleviate some of the more uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification is only the first step in Rophynol abuse treatment. Undergoing detox without following it up with rehabilitation therapy is more likely to lead to relapse. Rehab therapy options include inpatient and outpatient behavioral modification programs. Inpatient residential treatment for at least 90 days is considered the gold standard of addiction treatment and the option that is most likely to result in long-term success. Other residential options for 30 or 60 days can be coupled with outpatient care or independent therapy with licensed professionals. Community options include local 12-step addiction programs that harness the power of group and peer support. The most important part of designing a treatment plan for Rophynol abuse and addiction is to tailor the plan to meet the needs of the individual involved. We can help you assess your options and pick the best treatment centers in your area.

Rohypnol Signs of Abuse

  • You use it more frequently
  • You need more and more to get the same effect
  • You become preoccupied with using it
  • You spend more money than you have on getting the drug
  • You miss class, fail to complete assignments, or miss other obligations
  • You make new friends who do it and neglect old friends who don't
  • You find it's hard to be happy or to relax without it
  • You have headaches or trouble sleeping without it

Effects of Rohypnol Abuse

  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Feelings of deep relaxation
  • Drunk feelings
  • Euphoric state of mind
  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Blackouts
  • Difficulty with motor skills

Rohypnol Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Severe insomnia
  • Severe anxiety

Rohypnol Abuse Statistics
In the mid-1990s, reports surfaced that Rohypnol was being used in drug-facilitated sexual assault, victimizing both men and women, and it became known as a “date-rape” drug. Potential victims often are unaware that they are in danger when sexual predators slip Rohypnol into their drinks, where it dissolves and goes largely undetected. In response to the apparent trend of drug-facilitated sexual assaults, the United States Congress passed the Drug Induced Rape Prevention Act in 1996, which provided harsher penalties for the distribution of controlled substances without the individual’s consent and with the intent to commit a crime of violence, including sexual assault. Under this act, the punishment for the importation and distribution of Rohypnol includes up to 20 years in prison and a fine; possession is punishable by three years and a fine.


Individualized detox protocols are carefully monitored and tailored to address detox symptoms. As part of our holistic approach, our detox incorporates traditional detox with biofeedback sessions.

Clients being treated in our residential program reside with us for the specific amount of days established in their individualized addiction treatment program.

Our treatment model is rooted in the belief that it is our utmost responsibility to do whatever we can to prepare our clients for life outside of treatment.

In addition to our traditional therapeutic treatments we offer holistic and alternative therapies such as: yoga, chiropractic care, medical massage, personal training and art therapy.