Rohypnol is the brand name for a drug called flunitrazepam, which is a powerful sedative that depresses the central nervous system. Rohypnol is not legally available for prescription in the United States, but is legal in many countries worldwide for treatment of insomnia. It is a small white tablet that can be swallowed as a pill, dissolved in a drink, or snorted.
Signs of use include dizziness, slowed breathing, disorientation, nausea and difficulty with motor movements and speaking. If you’re concerned your child may be using rohypnol or other substances, the following can help you address the behavior more effectively.
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