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Rohypnol is a form of the drug flunitrazepam that is similar to Valium but is up t o ten times more powerful. It is known to cause temporary amnesia, muscle relaxation, sleep, and to impair motor skills. It is becoming increasingly popular young adults because of its fast acting effects and because it intensifies the effects of alcohol and other drugs. The drug is spreading rapidly throughout the Southern United States. This study determines the exposure of the drug in four colleges in the Chattanooga, TN, area (Southern Adventist University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tennessee Temple University, and Lee College) by results of a survey . It also compares the proportion of students who have had access to the Rohypnol at SAU to the other two schools and finds that they are not significantly different. Significant difference was found in the proportion of students at SAU who had knowledge of the drug versus the proportion of students at the other three schools.