Rohypnol and GHB (Date Rape Drugs)

What are Rohypnol and GHB?  date drugs

Rohypnol and GHB are most commonly known as date rape drugs.  Oftentimes they are administered to people unknowingly.  However, some people may take Rohynol (roofies) to enhance a heroin high or to help come down from a crack binge.  GHB is now being called ‘liquid ecstasy’ due to the high that it produces.

How are Rohypnol and GHB used?

Rohypnol is a drug that is in pill form. It is generally dissolved in drinks where people unknowingly take it.  GHB is a clear liquid that comes in little bottles that have approximately 9 hits, and has a very distinct taste. 

What are the short term effects of Rohypnol and GHB use?

There are several serious effects of both rohypnol and GHB.  These include: nausea, dizziness, a feeling of being extremely drunk, labored respiration, seizures, and blacking out.

What are the long term effects of Rohypnol and GHB use?

Rohypnol can cause physical and psychological addiction if used frequently. There has been very little research on long term effects of GHB.