Rohypnol

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Synonyms for Rohypnol

a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault

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Everyone around her was experimenting with ecstasy, cocaine, angel dust (PCP), nitrous oxide, k (ketamine), mushrooms, GHB, roofies, heroin, crack, opium, acid, crystal meth, marijuana, and prescription pills.
The Roofie Foundation, was set up in 1997 by Gosforth-born solicitor Lynda Greenwood, to offer support to victims.
Graham Rhodes, of the Roofie Foundation, which helps victims, said the number of calls was still rising.
The Roofies (Roofies is the street name for Rohypnol) Foundation which runs the helpline for victims, has released figures showing that last year the running total number of attacks in Wales jumped from 259 to 320.
While Roofies has worked with many police forces up and down Britain, its confidentiality policy to protect victims means it's up to them to inform police.
Purple and diamond shaped, the sleeping pills are called ''Roofies'' by dealers and are 10 times more powerful than Valium and dangerous when mixed with alcohol.
And the Roofies Foundation - named after the slang term for Rohypnol - also supported the move.
(53) Manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals Inc, it is known as "Roachies," "La Roche," "Rope," "Rib," "Roche," "Roofies" and in Australia has been called "Stupefi." (53) In 1999, the cost of one tablet was approximately $5.
Similar three-and seven-year minimum mandatories were created for the possession or sale of methaqualone, phencyclidine, amphetamines, and flunitrazepam (roofies).(8) The import of these laws is, essentially, that prosecutors will get exactly what they lobbied so feverishly for: tougher sentences and control over plea bargaining.
Recently, focus has been placed on flunitrazepam (designated as a Schedule I substance), or "Roofies," as a popular drug of abuse [2, 3].
It is known by such street names as "roofies," "circles," "rib," "roaches," "R2," "party poppers," and "the forget pill." Rohypnol is available for less than $5 per tablet.
A spokesman for the company said Drink Detective will allow drinkers for the first time to test for Ketamine, GHM and Benzodiazpines, which includes Rohypnol, known on the streets as Roofies.
These drugs are: Rohypnol (street name, "roofies:), GHB, Gamma Hydrobutrate (street name, "g-juice"), and Ketamine (street name, "Special K").
The move was backed by The Roofie Foundation -the street name for the pills is 'roofies' -which runs a drug-rape helpline.
The Roofies (Roofies is the street name for Rohypnol) Foundation, which runs the helpline for victims, has released figures showing that last year the running total number of attacks in Wales jumped from 259 to 320.