remains within the system for up to 7 days after administration. It is important that it is specifically requested that they do the tests for drugs otherwise it will be missed.
• Rohypnol takes effect within 20-30 minutes of administration and lasts up to eight hours.
• It acts as a sedative by inducing amnesia, relaxing the muscles, and slowing down psychomotor responses.
• If combined with alcohol, Rohypnol can increase the feeling of drunkenness and lower inhibitions.
Ketamine Hydrochloride
What is it?
• A legal drug sold as a veterinary sedative or hospital grade anaesthesia
• When used in humans the drug acts as a dissociative anaesthesia – leaving the user vaguely aware of, but comfortably detached from all bodily sensations
What are the effects?
• Delirium, Vivid hallucinations, Cardiac excitement, Mild respiratory depression, Confusion, Irrationality, Violent or aggressive behavior, Vertigo, Slurred speech, Delayed reaction time, Euphoria, Altered body image, Coma
How quickly does it affect and then leave the system?
• This depends on how it is ingested
• When taken orally or nasally the effects take 10-20 mins to be realised
• When taken intravenously the effects are instantaneous
• The effects last less then 3 hours and the drug is detectable in the system up to 48 hours after, depending on the method of ingestion
Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate (GHB)
What is it?
• Odourless, colourless liquid that acts on the central nervous system as a depressant/anaesthesia
What are the effects?
• Euphoria, Amnesia, Intoxication, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea, Visual hallucinations
How quickly does it affect and then leave the system?
• The drug takes effect in 10-15 mins after ingestion
• The effects last for 3-6 hours when taken without alcohol, and 36-72 hours when mixed with alcohol or other drugs
• In high dosages – unconsciousness or even a coma can occur within 5 minutes

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