Let’s talk about drug-facilitated sexual assault
But I was at a party of friends...or on a cruise where everyone was there to just have fun... or on a date with a “nice” person or... We want to assume that we are in a safe environment. But even “friends” can be dangerous and among “friends” there are often “friends of friends” and even strangers who slip in. Certainly a party in an open bar is NOT a closed environment. While all may be there to have a good time, some people have a very different idea of “fun.” Sometimes in life, sadly, it is those we trust who hurt us most. So that buddy you consider a best friend who would really like to be more than your friend could decide to have a sexual relationship with you the hard way---drug rape. And, there have been cases of boyfriends or husbands drugging women to let others have sex with them. Twisted indeed, but a reality for some.
But I’m 55 (or 15 or 75 or...) I’m not someone going out to parties and acting wild. Drug rape can happen to anyone of any age in any environment, from a private home to a party to a cruise or even in a hospital
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How Can You Protect Yourself? and What do you do if it happens?
If a woman suspects a drug — such as GHB or Rohypnol — was used in an assault, it is important to get tested for it within four to eight hours, 12 hours for urine tests. It leaves the system very rapidly.
A recent study by Glamour Magazine showed that 91% Of Female College Students Who Were Acquaintance Raped Did Not Report It To The Police!
RAINN Hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network will automatically transfer you to the rape crisis center nearest you, anywhere in the nation.
GHB is now being used on a wide scale for drug-induced rape. Rohypnol, or Roofies, has had most of the limelight as the "date-rape" drug of choice, but the incidences of GHB being used as such are on the rise. It is easily slipped into someone's drink. When added to a drink, the salty taste of GHB is masked. It is for this reason that the news media often call GHB "The Date-Rape Drug."
On this section of our website, we provide you with information gathered from Sexual Assault Agencies and Rape Crisis Centers across the nation.
We want to give credit to RCAP (Rape Crisis Assistance and Prevention) who provided much of the information on the date rape portion of our site.