"DATE RAPE" Drugs:
What You Need to Know

Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam), aka Roofies, Roaches, La Rocha, Rope, Mexican Valium

Rohypnol is a drug that has been marketed commercially in other countries and is available as a street drug in the US. It is 7-10 times more potent than traditional sedatives such as Valium. Rohypnol has a rapid onset of action (15-20 minutes) and a 4-6 hour duration. It frequently causes anterograde amnesia, or loss of memory for events which occurred after taking the drug. It is particularly dangerous to mix Rohypnol with alcohol or other drugs and can lead to death. Rohypnol is usually found in tablet form. but it can be ground into a powder or come in a liquid form as well.

GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate), aka Grevious Bodily Harm, Liquid X (or E), Liquid Ecstasy


GHB is another sedative-hypnotic with a rapid onset (15 minutes) and a duration of 1.5- 2 hours. It produces both sedation and respiratory depression, but it can also cause vomiting, delirium, slowed heart rate, agitation, hypothermia, anterograde amnesia, and seizures (rare). Overdose deaths have been reported both with and without alcohol. GHB is a clear liquid that is both colorless and odorless, although it can be recognized by its slightly salty taste.