TIPS WHEN SOCIALizING
may experience various effects upon ingesting a drug that is associated with
drug facilitated sexual assaults. Some
of the signs and symptoms may include but are not limited to the following:
- Confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty remembering or loss of
- Impaired motor function/feeling
extremely intoxicated even though you had very little or no alcohol.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Possible dizziness or problems
- Slurred speech or difficulty
Enforcement and Patrol encourages everyone to be aware of their surroundings
Socialize with trusted friends
and try to stay together
- Watch your drink as it is being
made and never leave your drink unattended
- Don’t accept drinks from other
- Don’t share your drink or drink
from large punch bowls
- If someone offers you a drink from
the bar or at a party, go with the person to order your drink and watch
the drink being poured.
- If you feel more intoxicated than
expected seek immediate medical assistance and also contact police.
TO HELP MAKE YOU BETTER AWARE OF COMMON DRUGS USED TO FACILITATE SEXUAL
Rape drugs used to facilitate sexual assaults are often colorless, odorless and
drug induced high feels different than an alcohol induced high and the effects
can be seen after just one drink.
drugs can cause temporary paralysis and memory loss leaving you vulnerable to
possible sexual assault.
known as “liquid ecstasy”.
homemade, therefore its potency and dosages vary.
in liquid, powder, gel, putty and pill form.
is an odorless, colorless; liquid that acts on the central nervous system as a
has a salty taste.
has a calming, euphoric effect, which has made its use popular at clubs and
usually takes effect within 15 minutes of ingestion and its effects can last
for several hours (1.5 hrs- 4 hrs), depending on the dose. When combined with alcohol the effect may
last up to 20 – 30 hours.
also known as: “Roofies”, Roach and Rope
in a pill form that dissolves quickly in liquids.
take effect in as little as 10 minutes of being ingested and can last for up to
must be done quickly – within 72 hours.
is a strong sedative that slows down the central nervous system. It can be administered unknowing and will
debilitate victims. It can cause
blackouts, disorientation and can inhibit one’s ability to speak or move. Victims under the effects of this drug may
not be able to recall events they have experienced. If mixed with alcohol or other depressants it
can be lethal.
known as “Special K”.
in white powder, tablet and liquid form (resembles cloudy water).
drug can take effect immediately and can last up to 24 hours.
is normally used as an animal tranquilizer.
can be snorted, the liquid mixed into drinks, injected or applied to smokable materials.
on ketamine could become wild, aggressive, violent or unconscious.
is more powerful than rohypnol and an overdose could stop the heart almost
effects of ketamine are: a distorted sense of balance, time, judgment, and the
ability to communicate; blurred vision; numbness, disorientation; trembling;
hallucinations; amnesia; convulsions; difficulty or loss of the ability to
breathe and loss of consciousness.
is detectable in the blood for up to 48 hours.
oldest and most common drug used in sexual assaults.
judgement and behavior.
of the information gathered for this material comes from the NL Sexual Assault
Crisis and Prevention Centre, Canadian and United States Drug Enforcement
Administration and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.