Effects

Short Term 

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Some of the short term effects of Rohypnol are drowsiness, relaxation, drunk feeling for 2 to 8 hours. black outs, loss of memory, dizziness, nausea, decreased motor movements and speaking capabilities are also effects of Rohypnol.
Rohypnol can produce gastrointestinal disturbances, lowered blood pressure and urinary retention. 

Long Term

The long term effects include physical and psychological dependence on the drug.

"Compared to healthy normal controls, patients who took benzodiazepines for at least 1 year performed worst in almost all domains of cognitive function, most notably in sensory processing, psychomotor speed, nonverbal memory, and visual-spatial processing" (Choy)
Although when unmedicated for about 6 months, these symptoms started to reverse, they still have the long term effects of these impairments.

Side effects of drug and connection to part of brain

  • drowsiness                                    ---->
  • confusion                                       ---->
  • sleepiness                                     ---->
  • motor impairment                          ---->
  • slurred speech                               ---->
  • amnesia                                         ---->
  • frontal cortex, brainstem, hypothalamus
  • frontal cortex, brainstem, hypothalamus
  • frontal cortex, brainstem, hypothalamus
  • cerebellum
  • frontal cortex and brainstem
  • hippocampus