Date Rape Drugs
Rohypnol and GHB Basic Facts
Rohypnol and GHB emerged in the early 1990s as 'drug-assisted assault' or 'date rape' drugs. They are predominantly central nervous system depressants. They are colorless, tasteless, odorless, and can be slipped into a drink and unknowingly ingested.
Most Sexual Assaults Are Drug Facilitated
Although less than five percent of sexual assault victims are immobilized by date-rape drugs, drugs play a role in 62 percent of the estimated 100,000 reported assaults committed in the United States each year, due to the voluntary drug use by the vicitms.
Club Drug-Related ER Visits Decrease
Emergency room visits related to club drugs – GHB, Ketamine, LSD and Ecstasy – remained stable or headed downward in 2002, according to a new report for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Rohypnol and GHB
Rohypnol produces sedative-hypnotic effects including muscle relaxation and amnesia; it can also produce physical and psychological dependence.
Profile: commercial and street names, intoxication effects and potential health consequences of using Flunitrazepam.
Prolife: commercial and street names, intoxication effects and potential health consequences of using GHB.
Date Rape Drug of Choice
The drug is Rohypnol, or "Roofies" as it being is called on the street. It is also called "ruffies", "roche", "R-2", "rib" and "rope."
More Potent Than Valium
Rohypnol, a form of the drug called flunitrazepam, is commonly prescribed as a sleeping pill in Europe.
Rohypnol and GHB
Both of these drugs are odorless, and colorless, and can be slipped to an unsuspecting victim in a drink, according to Teen Parenting Guide Denise Witmir.