This drug is swallowed, sometimes with alcohol or other drugs. Sometimes it's crushed
and snorted, dissolved and injected, or sprinkled on marijuana and smoked.
What It Does:
Rohypnol has received a lot of attention because of its association with date rape.
Many teen girls and women report having been raped after having rohypnol slipped into
their drinks. The drug also causes "anterograde amnesia." This means it's hard to
remember what happened while on the drug. Because of this, it can be hard to give
important details if a young woman wants to report the rape.
Rohypnol can cause a drop in blood pressure, as well as cause memory loss, drowsiness,
dizziness, and an upset stomach. Though it's part of the depressant family of drugs,
it causes some people to be overly excited or aggressive.
Users can become physically addicted to rohypnol, so it can cause extreme withdrawal
symptoms when users stop.