Information On Date Rape Drugs

You’re at a party, a club, or social event. You are with people you know, people you think you have no reason to fear. Someone secretly drops a drug like Rohypnol or GHB in your drink. When the drug dissolves, it is colorless and odorless. As you consume the drink, the drug takes effect. You are now in a weakened, helpless, or unconscious state. You’re so incapacitated that you can’t escape or resist a rape, or even call out for help. You’re sexually assaulted. When the drug wears off, you may not remember what happened or who participated because the drug often causes amnesia.

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Be Aware:

  • Never leave drinks unattended
  • Never accept drinks in open containers
  • Do not take drinks from a punch bowl
  • Watch the person preparing your drinks
  • Don’t accept drinks from strangers
  • Pills or liquid slipped into drinks my be colorless, odorless and tasteless
  • Drugs take effect in 15 minutes of ingestion

Get Help Immediately if You Feel:

  • Much more intoxicated than your usual response to the amount of alcohol consumed
  • Extremely nauseous or dizzy
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Feeling of heaviness in arms and legs
  • Your Time to Act is Limited!
  • You need medical attention immediately
  • Do not go to a restroom or isolate yourself
  • Tell more than one person of the condition you are feeling

GET TO A SAFE PLACE

If You Believe Someone Has Been Drugged:

  • Get him or her immediate medical attention
  • Do not leave him or her alone for any reason

Keep his or her beverage for drug testing

Using Date Rape Drugs In The Commission Of A Sexual Assault Is A First-Degree Crime And Constitutes Aggravated Sexual Assault. These Drugs Can Lead To A Sexual Assault, Abuse And Death.

If You Think That You Have Been Drugged And Raped. Please Call Our 24-Hour Rape Care Hotline: 888-264-RAPE.

If You Know Someone Who Believes They Have Been Drugged And Raped, Please Have Them Call Our 24-Hour Rape Care Hotline: 888-264-RAPE.

For more information or if you wish to have a presentation on drug-facilitated sexual assault, please call (732) 264-4111 and ask for the Date Rape Drug Educator.