ROHYPNOL (Roofie)

WHAT IS IT?

Rohypnol is a depressant and benzodiazepine with generic name Flunitrazepam. It is not approved for medical use in the United States. Used by cocaine abusers to relieve side effects, and also used as a “date rape” drug.

STREET NAMES

Circles, Forget Me Pill, La Rocha, Lunch Money Drug, Mexican Valium, Pingus, R2, Roach 2, Ruffies, Rophies, Wolfies

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Oblong olive green tablet, swallowed, crushed and snorted
  • Can be dissolved in liquids
  • When placed in a light-colored drink, will dye it blue 

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Muscle relaxant, decreases anxiety
  • Drowsiness, amnesia, sleep
  • Slurred speech, loss of coordination
  • Impaired mental function, confusion
  • Addictive

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/rohypnol

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created a website specifically created for teens, parents and teachers. It breaks down the basis of addiction and commonly used drugs by teens. There are videos and reading materials available for all ages. It even has lesson plans and reading materials for teachers.

Follow the link below for more information.

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

Skills to Help Your Child or Loved One

Skills to Help Your Child or Loved One

When it comes to alcohol and drugs, lecturing often falls on deaf ears. Trying to yell at and punish your child may work in the short term, but likely won’t have a lasting impact. Others will advise you to use “tough love” or to detach completely and let consequences pile up so that your child will hit “rock bottom.” Research tells us that there is another, more effective approach. Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or CRAFT, combines communication and behavior management skills along with self-care to really make a difference. Learn more about CRAFT through our video series here.