SEX, DRUGS, AND DATE RAPE

Approximately 80% of all rape cases are performed by someone the victim has encountered before or knows. Furthermore, one third of reported rapes are influenced by alcohol and or drugs. The most common drugs can include Rohypnol, Ketamine and GHB.

ROHYPNOL
  • Street names: Roofies, R-2s, Forget Me pills, Mind Erasers
  • It is illegal in the U.S. but legal in up to 80 other countries
  • Only comes in pill form that is tasteless and odorless
  • Quickly dissolves in liquids
  • Effects can be visible within 20-30 minutes
  • Effects slurred speech, amnesia, disorientation, and loss of consciousness.
GHB
  • Street names: Liquid G, Easy Lay, Liquid Ecstasy, and others.
  • A colorless and odorless liquid or powder with a soapy or salty taste.
  • It is completely illegal for any person in the U.S.
  • Effects can be visible within 15-20 minutes
  • Sometimes used a party drug to produce euphoria, tranquility, or hallucinations.
  • Adverse effects include: nausea, drowsiness, muscle stiffness,respiratory problems, seizures, loss of consciousness
  • In high doses, causes incapacitation
KETAMINE
  • Street names: Special K, Vitamin K, KitKat, Black Hole
  • It is a general anesthetic used in veterinary surgery
  • A colorless, odorless and tasteless liquid or white powder
  • Effects can be visible within 15-20 minutes
  • Adverse effects include: slurred speech, unsteady gait, mechanical movements, monotone speech, and hallucinations.
  • Some people report the feeling of a near death experience.
  • Has similar chemical structure and behavior tendencies to PCP.

WHAT TO DO IN
A SITUATION:

  1. Do not shower. You will wash away valuable evidence.
  2. Call a friend or family member who can help you.
  3. Seek medical attention at a clinic, emergency room, etc.
  4. Report attack to university authorities, police, etc. Be honest about what happened. Even if you were high or drinking, you did not deserve to be raped.
  5. Seek rape counseling
  6. Rape crisis hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

TIPS ON STAYING SAFE:

  1. Remember that alcohol is the number one date rape drug out of all drugs.
  2. Keep a clear head when socializing, especially off-campus and in bars by keeping track of your drinks.
  3. If you choose to drink it is best not to exceed one drink per hour and no more than three drinks per night.
  4. Never leave your drink unattended.
  5. Communicate your plans with your friends and mates. Maintain control of yourself at all times.
  6. Set your boundaries and make sure they are clear.
  7. Trust your instincts. If a situation doesn’t feel right, walk away.
  8. Unless in a bar, make your own drinks. Remember a glass or cup can have multiple drink equivalents.