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Defensive Strategies

  • NEVER LEAVE YOUR DRINK UNATTENDED
  • Hold your drink in a manner that covers up open areas.

Holding your drink in a protected manner is an effective prevention strategy.

  • Make arrangements with friends to ensure you are all looking out for each other.
  • Establish a “buddy system” and do not allow anyone to be led away from your group by an unfamiliar or suspicious individual.
  • Be conscious of anyone who seems to be lingering around your table or no apparent reason.
  • BE ALERT to the signs and symptoms of Date Rape Drug influence.
  • If you suspect you have been drugged, it is crucial to visit an ER within 24 hours so that tests can be taken effectively to confirm and identify the substance you may have been given.
  • DROWSINESS
  • DIZZINESS
  • NAUSEA
  • DIFFICULTY BREATHING
  • DIFFICULTY SPEAKING
  • LOSS OF MEMORY
    OF EVENTS
  • SWEATING
  • VOMITING
  • SEIZURES
  • DIFFICULTY WITH
    VISION
  • LOSS OF
    CONSCIOUSNESS
  • TREMORS
  • LOSS OF
    COORDINATION
  • COMA
  • DEATH