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by Debbie Wicker
12 Keys REHAB just published a very informative page on Rohypnol addiction and treatment. Rohypnol often called Roofies or Wolfies, is a very strong benzodiazepine ( 10 times stronger than valium). Benzos are highly addictive and cause extremely negative side effects if abused.
12 Keys REHAB goes on to say that:
"Rohypnol is a medical drug that the University of Maryland reports is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizure disorders and sleep disorders in more than 60 countries around the world.
"While used for medical purposes in other countries, Rohypnol, with its strong muscle relaxing, anti-anxiety and sedative-hypnotic properties, has never been approved for medical use in the U.S. Despite this fact, it is commonly smuggled into the country and is widely available on the street.
"Some people experience amnesia while under the influence. Others experience a marked loss of inhibition and impaired judgment. One of the most common illegal uses for Rohypnol is as a date rape drug, due in no small part to its effects and the fact that it can be easily crushed and dissolved into drinks without odor or color to indicate something is amiss.
"Rohypnol is a fast-acting drug that begins to take effect on the user within 15 to 20 minutes of administration. The effects last between four and six hours in most cases, with some lingering effects lasting up to 12 hours or longer.
"Rohypnol is available in forms that have no color, are odorless and tasteless, and are easily mixed in with alcoholic beverages to accentuate the sensation of drunkenness, or for the purpose of sexual assault."
Please seek medical support to withdraw safely from this debilitating addiction.
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