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

Benzodiazepines

WHAT IS IT?

Benzodiazepines are depressants that produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and prevent seizures. They are available by prescriptions commonly known as Valium®, Xanax®, Restoril®, Ativan®, Klonopin®.

STREET NAMES

Benzos, Downers, Nerve Pills, Tranks

HOW IT IS TAKEN

It can be taken orally or crushed and snorted

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?

  • Calming, euphoria
  • Vivid or disturbing dreams
  • Amnesia, hostility, irritability
  • Overdose may be fatal. Signs: shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma

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

Choose Your Path

This interactive video lets you choose your path, including a section that lets you choose to take a substance. It leads to an explanation of the negative consequences that using a substance can cause both to yourself and to others around you.

Find both videos at this link

Steps to Dispose of Your Medication

Safeguard Against Medicine Abuse: Securing and Disposing Medications

Two-thirds of teens and young adults who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting it from friends, family and acquaintances. Make sure the young people in your life don’t have access to any medications in your home. Follow these three steps to monitor, secure and properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medicine in your home.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Take Action to Address Medicine Abuse