Date: May 22, 2019

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Date Rape Drugs

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, September 25, 2017 9:48 AM

NEVER accept an open drink.

Drug-assisted sexual assault is not new, but has increased at house parties, on campuses and at bars. While we tend to focus on date-rape drugs like Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine, the most common and widespread date rape drug, alcohol, is still not always recognized as a threat. Almost half of the sexual assaults young adults experience involved alcohol.

The use of date rape drugs like Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine shows that sexual assaults are planned and a way for predators to disable their victim and to make sure they cannot resist the assault or recall enough details.

*Consent for sexual activity CANNOT be obtained when a person is impaired by alcohol or other drugs.

  • Never accept open drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) at bars or parties from people you do not know or do not trust; including drinks that come in a glass. If drinking from a bottle, open it yourself or watch the bartender pour it.
  • Never leave your drink unattended. If you ask someone to watch it, make sure it is someone you trust.
  • Never go to a bar, party or social event alone. Go with a good friend.
  • Be aware of what is going on around you. Be wary of people who tamper with your drink, or insist on giving you a drink.
  • Never leave a bar or club with someone you have just met, especially if you feel drunk.
  • If you think you were drugged, tell your friends and get medical help.
  • Never drink anything with an unusual taste or appearance (i.e. salty taste, excessive foam or residue).
  • Never mix drugs and alcohol.

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