As a father who has a daughter, my greatest fear is not promiscuity. It is a fear but it doesn’t compare to all the possible chemical or physical assaults that can be imposed on a woman. Forced aggression on women with date rape drugs and such are despicable and cowardly. My assumption is that there is something mentally wrong with a person that uses chemical drugs to alter the state of a woman for an advantage. I am here to explain what the date rape drug is and how to protect yourself.
What Is The Date Rape Drug?
The chemical name for the date rape drug is Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol). Flunitrazepam is from the chemical families known as benzodiazepines. These drugs are known as sedatives and hypnotics. It provides a state of euphoria and sedation which can be abused. The interesting part is that this drug is illegal in the United States but very commonly prescribed in Europe. Flunitrazepam has street names such as roofie, rohipnol, Roche, roaches, mexican valium and circles. Due to its illegality in the US, it has a large following especially by the youth.
Taking Flunitrazepam by itself is dangerous but it has an enhanced effect when added with other ingredients. It is often used with heroin to increase the high and used with cocaine to ease the withdrawal effects. The most commonly used mixture is with alcohol. This cocktail creates dis-inhibition (loss of control) and amnesia. Both of these are considered date rape drug symptoms. These effects last between 30 minutes to 8 hours but are strongest after 2 hours.
Another Version of the Date Rape Drug
There is a version of scopolamine which is rumored to grow on a tree in South America. This natural extract basically makes you into a zombie without inhibitions if you consume or breathe it. In essence it is a mind control drug. The reason I say rumored is because scopolamine is used in the treatment of motion sickness and post operative nausea and vomiting. There have been reports of people not remembering where they were or not being able to control their actions. I figure if anyone knows about this drug, it would be the CIA.
To prevent being a victim, be smart and knowledgeable about your surroundings. Trust is the most important aspect of any interaction. If you don’t trust the person you are with, be on the defensive. When ordering alcoholic drinks, make sure they are made in front of you at all times or order bottled beer which can be opened in front of you. Trust your instinct, it is almost always right and always try to have a buddy so you can look out for one another.
Has anyone tried to take advantage of you with drugs?