By: Rachael Gallap

Rohpynol is...

a drug used for curing short-term insomnia. Insomnia is a disease that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Also, Rohypnol is a medication given before surgery to make you forget things and to induce anaesthesia. Rohypnol is known as a powerful sedative that depresses the central nervous system and makes you forget things that have happened depending on how big a dose you take in.
Rohypnol comes in a pill form. It can be swallowed, dissolved in liquid or snorted. When used with alcohol it can casue amnesia and/or disinhibition. Amnesia means memory loss, and disinhibition means the loss of inhibition (to have no judgement).

Rohypnol is also known as:

  • ruffles
  • roofies
  • date rape drug
  • R2
  • the forget pill
  • wolfies
  • lunch money drug
  • Mexican Valium
  • Narcozep
  • la roche

Short Term affects include...

~A drowsy/drunk feeling for 2-8 hours


~Full loss of memory

~Difficulty with speaking and motor movements


Long Term effects include...

~A psychological and physical dependence

Side effects of Rohypnol:

  1. When taken with other drugs it boosts the high and feeling of intoxication.
  2. It can be taken with alcohol to boost sideffects.
  3. Feeling depression.
  4. Psychological and Physical effects.
  5. A date rape drug. A date rape is when a woman is given the drug without knowing. After a little while when the drug has set in they're taken and raped. When they wake up they forgot all their memory and don't know what exactly happened and who raped them.


Rohypnol is easy to get but very addictive. Most of the time it causes physical and psychological damage and you become dependent.