Rohypnol

By: Neda Bokhari & Rohma Siddiqui

Introduction to Rohypnol

Rohypnol is a illegal drug in the U.S.A and Canada, but widely prescribed in Europe and Latin America. People in the Asia side would use Rohypnol for serve difficulties falling asleep and sometimes patients would take it before a surgery. The reasons why some people would chose to take drugs is because of peer pressure, stress, or just trying to seem cool to others. The disadvantages that occur when you get addicted to a drug is loss of income, unstable relationships with loved ones, depression and failing grades. Rohypnol is a brand new name for Flunitrazepam. Flunitrazepam is a man- made drug belonging to the class of drugs called Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines can slow down the heart rate and thought process to. It also has a negative affect on the central nervous system. Rohypnol was firstly prescribed by a Swiss drug company called Hoffman-LaRoche. ( Rohypnol teen health and wellness.(Rosen Publishing Group Web.5 May 2016)

Effects about Rohypnol

  • Stomach problems
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Slurred speech
  • Blackouts
  • Memory loss
  • Sleepiness
  • Liver damage
  • Impaired coordination ( Rohypnol teen health and wellness. Rosen Publishing Group Web.5 May 2016)

Background information about Rohypnol

In2014 programmer named David Wilson created a device that have the ability to test date rape drugs in drinks such as Rohypnol or Ambien (a medication used to treat insomnia). the device is called pd: id = YOUR PERSONAL DRINK ID that is inserted into your drink. if a drug is detected then a red light activates and if your drink is safe then a green light appears. Rohypnol teen health and wellness.(Rosen Publishing Group Web.5 May 2016)

TEEN DRUG ABUSE

According to CASA Columbia the center on addiction and substance at abuse at Columbia university, 40 million Americans (1 in 7 people) ages to 12 and older have an addiction problem.

Substance abuse and mental health services administration's national survey on drug use and health reported that 23.9 million Americana's ages 12 and older 19.2 percent of the population had used illicit drugs in 2012.

Illegal distribution of Rohypnol

The relatively low cost of Rohypnol is less than $5.00 a pill. Widely available in a popular street in the U.S.A in the early 1990's

Some took it to enhance the affects of marijuana or heroine someone took it case depression or coming down from cocaine high. ( Collen Adams drug abuse and society Rohypnol - roofies date rape drug page 6-10)

Ending of drug Rohypnol

Street name for Rohypnol is Roofies,R-2,Ro,rope,rib, Mexican Valium and the forget me pill.Pg 20 tittle Rohypnol DATE RAPE DRUG. George B. Kehner published -2004 Chelsea house publishers united states.

.Brain starts changing right away

.Neurons may die because drugs are toxic .(Thomas gale teen drug abuse page 83 'what happens if someone keeps using drugs"published 2006 united states of america")

True and False

  1. Can Rohypnol calm the body down - true
  2. Rohypnol is a liquid/injection-false
  3. the drug is legalized in Northern America- false
  4. Rohypnol can cause memory loss and blackouts-true
  5. Rohypnol can be purchased at pharmacies-false
  6. Rohypnol is recognized as a highly addictive drug-true
  7. Can Rohypnol not be reactive in 30 min-false
  8. Can Rohypnol last up to 8-12 hours or longer-true
  9. Rohypnol is good for eye vision and coordination-false (Rohypnol Teen Health and wellness. ( Rosen Publishing group Wed 5 May 2016)

Multiple Choice

  1. Rohypnol can cause(1)dizziness 2)change of skin color 3) gain weight 4)random breakdowns and tantrums.
  2. The drug can cause 1)cancer(2) liver damage 3) hair loss 4) height growth
  3. The drug is (1) highly addictive non addictive 3)healthy drug 4)unhealthy drug
  4. the drug came from 1) china 2)japan (3) Europe Australia
  5. The Drug is 1)efficient 2) non-efficient (3) both
  6. The drug can be inserted in your 1)food 2)drink 3)body (4) all of the above
  7. The drug can work on 1)men 2)women 3)children (4) all of the above
  8. The drug is commonly used by 1)teens 2)babies 3)14+ (4) 22+
  9. The Drug can cause 1)hair color 2)eye color 3)stud nail growth (4) headache
  10. The Drug pills can be taken for 1)sleep 2)calmness 3)before surgery (4) all of the above( Rohypnol Teen Health and wellness. ( Rosen Publishing group Wed 5 May 2016)

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