UHS - Date Rape Drugs
Information on date rape drugs. Brand names are Klonopin (U.S.) and Rivotril (Australia and Mexico). Street names include Roofies and "the dollar date.".
You should also be aware that alcohol affects men and women differently:
GHB is usually a colorless, odorless, clear liquid. GHB may be tasess but usually has a subtle salty flavor. It sometimes is in a crystalline white powder form or a capsule.
Homemade chloral hydrate is a clear liquid with a bitter taste. Prescription chloral hydrate comes in capsules of different doses.
Clonazepam can make you: Back to Top.
Someone using ketamine in a sexual assault would probably try to mix liquid Ketamine into your drink. Ketamine usually comes in a liquid that is then cooked into a white powder for snorting. Liquid ketamine may also be injected into muscle tissue or swallowed.
Ketamine takes effect about 10 to 20 minutes after swallowing. Effects are most intense for 1 to 2 hours.
Rohypnol can make you: Back to Top.
Alcohol intensifies the effects of Rohypnol and mixing the two can result in severe damage or death. It is more dangerous in combination with alcohol.
Other names include Tetramethylene, BDO, Pro-G, and Thunder. 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-B). Second, 1,4-B more often causes physical symptoms such as vomiting and nausea, which are greatly aggravated by alcohol use. Back to Top. Its effects are similar to those of GHB, but there are two key differences. — Your body converts 1,4-B into GHB. First, the effects of 1,4-B last longer because its conversion to GHB is gradual — it acts like a time-release GHB dose. 1,4-B has a much stronger, more chemical taste than GHB. Since GHB has been declared illegal for possession or sale, many drug companies have substituted 1,4-B in products such as sleeping aids.
Street Names:. It is legal by prescription only. Chloral hydrate may be obtained with a prescription and is also easily made using common household chemicals. It is more dangerous in combination with alcohol. Alcohol greatly increases chloral hydrate's sedative effects.
Alcohol can make a situation more dangerous because it:
For this reason, Clonazepam, a prescription benzodiazepine with similar effects to Rohypnol, has become a popular substitute for use in date rape. Rohypnol is not available by prescription and has become harder to obtain illegally.
The difference between an intoxicating dose of GHB and a dose that will cause seizure, coma, or death can be as small as one to two grams, or less than half a teaspoon of liquid GHB. Street Names:. It is illegal to possess or sell GHB in the United States. Most GHB on the market is homemade, and there is huge variation in potency and purity between batches. It is very unpredictable.
Ketamine can make you: Back to Top.
Clonazepam (benzodiazepine) is in the same drug family as Rohypnol and produces the same sedative effects. Hoffman-La Roche (makers of Rohypnol) under the brand name Klonopin as an antiseizure and antipanic drug. It is marketed by F.
The new pills will turn light-colored drinks bright blue and turn dark drinks cloudy; they will also dissolve more slowly and leave chunks. Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) is the most well-known date rape drug. Such negative publicity has pushed F. Hoffman-La Roche, makers of Rohypnol, to make it easier to detect.
Mixing GHB with alcohol, other depressants such as Rohypnol, anticonvulsants and anti-allergy drugs can cause severe or fatal reactions. Intensity is unpredictable and depends on potency, dosage, and interactions with other drugs. The effects are most intense for the first hour and a half, but milder effects may last up to four hours after the drug gets into your system. GHB usually takes effect within 10 to 20 minutes.
Clonazepam in general may be a pill or a yellow powder. Klonopin (La Roche's brand of Clonazepam) comes in small, colorful pills with K-shaped perforations through the center. Klonopin is available in doses of 0.5 mg (orange), 1 mg (blue), and 2 mg (white). Dosages are marked on the pills.
It helps to be aware both of how intoxicated you are as well as how impaired your partner or other people around you are. For all these reasons, sexual assault is much more likely if one or both people have been drinking.
Blood levels of Clonazepam are highest between 1 and 4 hours after ingestion. Alcohol intensifies the effects of Clonazepam and mixing the two can result in severe damage or death. Clonazepam may take effect more slowly than Rohypnol and other date rape drugs.
Possession, use, and distribution of Rohypnol are illegal in the United States. Rohypnol is smuggled into the United States and is available on the black market for as little as $4 to $5 per pill. Street Names:.
Clonazepam use in date rape has risen as Rohypnol has become harder to get and easier to detect in drinks. Pills are available on the black market for as little as $1 each. Aside from its prescription use, Clonazepam is sometimes used to enhance the effects of heroin and other opiates.
Hoffman-La Roche has responded to Rohypnol's use in sexual assault by changing the formula. One side reads "Roche" and has a circled 1 or 2; the other is marked with a cross or a single groove. However, F. Rohypnol comes in a round, white pill that is a little smaller than an aspirin. In liquids, Rohypnol dissolves to become odorless, colorless, and nearly tasess.
It is more dangerous in combination with alcohol. Alcohol intensifies the effects of Clonazepam and mixing the two can result in severe damage or death.
Someone using chloral hydrate in a sexual assault would probably try to mix the liquid into your drink, possibly by breaking open a capsule.
It will take time for the new formula to compley replace the old pills on the black market, and other “date rape” drugs may be used which are nearly undetectable in drinks. It is still important to be cautious at parties and clubs.
Effects peak in about 2 hours and last 8 to 10 hours. In high doses or combined with other drugs such as alcohol, effects can last up to 24 hours. Rohypnol usually takes effect within 10 to 30 minutes. Alcohol intensifies the effects of Rohypnol and mixing the two can result in severe damage or death.
It is also sometimes taken recreationally or used as a date rape drug. Chloral hydrate is a sedative used as a treatment for insomnia, a surgical sedative, and a post-surgery pain reliever.
Liquid chloral hydrate takes effect 15 to 30 minutes after entering your body. Alcohol greatly increases chloral hydrate’s sedative effects. Effects last several hours, depending on the dose and on combination with alcohol.
Be wary of someone who constantly offers to refill your drink or who keeps encouraging you to drink faster. There are several other things you can do to help reduce your risk of being a victim of alcohol or drug-related sexual assault. A potential attacker may encourage you to drink in order to make you an easier target for sexual assault. Back to Top.
— GBL turns into GHB in your body, so the two drugs have similar effects. Gamma-Butyrlactone (GBL). The main difference is that GBL is effective in lower doses. This increases the risk of overdose and of severe interactions with alcohol. Other names include Renutrient, Renewtrient, Revivarant, GH Revitalizer or GHR, Blue Nitro, Blue Nitro Vitality, Remforce, and Gamma G.
GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) is a depressant originally developed in the 1980s as a surgical anesthetic. GHB has recently become popular as a club drug and a date rape drug.
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However, it is important to be aware of situations that could become dangerous. Alcohol is never an excuse for sexual assault, and assault is never the victim's fault, regardless of whether she or he has been drinking. According to the UW Police Department, about eight of every ten acquaintance-assaults reported by UW-Madison students involve alcohol.
GHB is hard to detect when mixed into a drink; also, someone who has spiked your drink may try to explain away any noticeable salty flavor. For example, he or she may call it an "energy drink.".
Someone using Rohypnol in a sexual assault would most likely try to dissolve it in your drink. Rohypnol is sometimes used as a club drug.
Scared to report or get help because you were drinking underage at the time of the assault? UW-Madison cares more about you getting help than about getting you in trouble. Check out the Responsible Action Guidelines here: http://students.wisc.edu/alcoholinfo/resp_action_guide.html.
It is legal by prescription (unlike Rohypnol, which is illegal to use, possess, or distribute in the United States). Street names include Roofies and "the dollar date.". Brand names are Klonopin (U.S.) and Rivotril (Australia and Mexico).
Hoffman-La Roche as a surgical anesthetic or sleeping pill. It is manufactured and sold abroad by F. Rohypnol is a sedative in the same drug family as Valium and ten times as strong.
Alcohol greatly aggravates the effects of GHB and decreases the amount it takes to seriously harm or kill someone. It is most dangerous when combined with alcohol.
Street Names:. Ketamine is sold illegally at parties for $25 to $50 per gram and is available more cheaply in bulk from medical suppliers. It is legal by prescription only.
GHB can make you: Related drugs.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, a drug that causes you to feel separated from your body. Other examples are PCP (angel dust) and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). It has also become popular as a club drug and psychedelic, and is sometimes used as a date rape drug. Ketamine is primarily used as a veterinary anesthetic.