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Date Rape Drugs

Protect yourself from date rape drugs

  • The most common date rape drug is alcohol. If someone is encouraging you to drink a lot, he or she may be trying to get you drunk enough to have sex.
  • Do not accept a drink from anyone you would not “put your life into their hands.” Remember, any stranger or casual acquaintance could be suspect. Even those people who are mixing or pouring drinks.)
  • Other date rape drugs include Rohypnol (roofies), GHB (liquid ectasy), and Ketamine (special K).
  • Never leave a drink unattended. NEVER. Do not give someone a chance to put drugs in your drink. Someone can put one of these date rape drugs into a soda, beer or another drink without your knowing.
  • These drugs can cause you to lose all ability to make decisions. The can also make it hard to remember what happened.
  • Date rape drugs can kill.
  • If you are feeling sick or dizzy while out socially, go to someone you KNOW and TRUST. If there is no person you can talk to about your condition, call someone on the phone. Never leave alone. NEVER. (The intent of date rape drugs is to get you isolated and then to assault you.)
  • If you think you have been drugged and cannot tell or call someone, call 911. A blood sample can be collected and appropriate tests run.
  • Remember, alcohol greatly increases the effects of these drugs. The mixture could be lethal.

Why Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine are used in Date Rapes:

  • They are easy to administer. (Stir and dissolve)
  • When victims to feel the effects, they often leave and are caught alone and vulnerable.
  • If victims ‘come to’ during an assault, the drugs render them totally helpless and unable to do anything.
  • When victims are raped, they doubt their experience because of the impaired memory of it.


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