Rohypnol is the trade name for flunitrazepam, a prescription sedative. Part of the benzodiazepine class, Rohypnol is a powerful sedative used to treat insomnia; it also plays a role in anesthesia. Rohypnol is known for a much darker reason: it’s been called a “date rape drug” and has been used to knock victims out before assaults.
Benzodiazepines are often used recreationally, and Rohypnol abuse is not uncommon. Treating Rohypnol addiction is complex and often difficult; Rohypnol withdrawal can be severe. For safety reasons, Rohypnol addiction is best done in a clinical detox environment.