SHOP - Student Health Outreach & Promotion: Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
What are Club Drugs?
What is Rohypnol?
How is it used?
Why do people take it?
How do I recognize if I have a problem?
Is it addictive?
Is it illegal?
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Rohypnol is best known as a date rape drug, though it has gained popularity as a recreational drug. Colorless and odorless, it has been linked to numerous incidents of sexual assault because it is a fast-acting sleeping pill that can be slipped into a drink and leave the victim with little or no memory of the incident. The drug has been changed to leave telltale blue floating particles when mixed with liquids. If you see these in your drink, do not drink it. Get help and notify Police and Security immediately at 401.863-4111.
- Relaxation or sedation of the body
- Risk of sexual assault
- Rapid mood swings and violent outbursts of temper
- Breathing and heart rate slow down to dangerous levels
- Comas and seizures (especially when combined with amphetamines)
- Vomiting and headache
- Difficulty breathing and nausea.
- Harsh withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, tremors and sweating.
- Memory loss
- You use it more frequently.
- You need more and more to get the same effect.
- You become preoccupied with using it.
- You spend more money than you have on getting the drug.
- You miss class, fail to complete assignments, or miss other obligations.
- You make new friends who do it and neglect old friends who don't.
- You find it's hard to be happy or to relax without it.
- You have headaches or trouble sleeping without it.
If you find that you can't stop using Rohypnol, remember, there's help available.
- Headache and muscle pain
- Extreme anxiety, tension, restlessness, confusion, and irritability
- Numbness and tingling of the extremities
- Hallucinations, delirium, convulsions, seizures or shock
Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP)831-459-3772
SHOP provides confidential appointments for drug or alcohol concerns. SHOP is located in the Student Health Center, across the street from Colleges 9 & 10. As you walk up the ramp to the Health Center, SHOP is located in the building on your left, next to the Pharmacy.
Student Health Services831-459-2500
Confidential walk-in or appointment health care
Counseling & Psychological Services831-459-2628
CPS staff provides the UCSC community with a wide range of mental health services, including short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and referral services.
Resources in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County's Alcohol and Drug Abuse help pages. If you think that you, a family member, or a friend has an alcohol or drug problem, you've come to the right place.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Narcotics Anonymous831-429-7436 HOTLINE (24 hour)
Call for current open meeting schedules. Disabled Accessibility.
P.O. Box 1481
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Self-help (non-religious) fellowship group for those who cannot control their marijuana use and are experiencing adverse effects in other areas of their life. No fee is charged.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Informationhttp://ncadi.samhsa.gov/
NCADI provides alcohol and drug facts, research briefs and related resources.
US Drug Enforcement Agencyhttp://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/flunitrazepam.html This report includes pictures of Rohypnol and information on use, effects and trafficking.
National Women’s Health Centerhttp://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/date-rape-drugs.cfm This site answers questions on date rape drugs and offers strategies to prevent sexual assault.