Does Rohypnol Cause Addiction?

Question by Danielle <3: Does Rohypnol cause addiction?
I am doing a health project, and i need to know if rohypnol causes a physical or mental addiction.
10 points best answer!

Best answer:

Answer by MIK
its both , its a strong benzo , like 10 times stronger than valium , withdraw from benzo’s suck , good luck ,

Answer by silkenwings228
Apparently, you can be both physically and psychologically addicted to Rohypnol:
Rohypnol addiction
The use of Rohypnol itself is dangerous, leading to physical and psychological dependence, which increases with dose and duration of use.

Rohypnol abuse
In the United States, Rohypnol is used widely in Texas where it is popular among high school students. Rohypnol is reported to be readily available in the Miami area, and epidemiologists from that area have stated that it is South Florida’s fastest growing drug problem. Additional reports from Miami indicate that the largest and fastest growing groups of Rohypnol users are high school students who take the drug with alcohol or use it after cocaine ingestion. Two common misperceptions about Rohypnol may explain the drug’s popularity among young people: first, many erroneously believe that the drug is unadulterated – and therefore “safe” – because it comes in pre sealed bubble packs; second, many mistakenly think its use cannot be detected by urinalysis testing.

Illicit use of Rohypnol originated in Europe in the 1970s and has increased worldwide since then. However, the substance did not appear in the United States until the early 1990s. In 1992, a South Florida hotline began receiving calls reporting occasional to chronic abuse of the drug. Around the same time, the drug appeared in Texas as well. Today, use of Rohypnol is one of the fastest growing drug problems in both areas. In addition, the drug appears to be spreading across the United States. As of April 1995, the Drug Enforcement Administration had documented over 1,000 cases of Rohypnol possession across 13 states.

Rohypnol use by youths of all socioeconomic status has been reported. The inexpensive cost, ranging from $ 2 to $ 3 per pill, attracts young users. High school students report use of the drug as a cheap drunk and as a cure for alcohol hangovers. Typically, however, Rohypnol is used along with alcohol and other drugs. College students using Rohypnol report mixing it with beer to enhance the feeling of drunkenness. It has also been reported to be used in combination with marijuana and cocaine, as well as heroin. Rohypnol use appears to be spreading in the United States among high school and college youth. In some areas, it is associated with gangs, and it is becoming known as a club drug.

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