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Many people don’t realize that alcohol is considered the number one date rape drug. It loosens inhibitions, dulls common sense, and, for some people, allows aggressive tendencies to surface. In addition, by law, a person who is under the influence of any substance cannot legally consent to any kind of sexual contact. Sexual acts that take place when a person or persons are under the influence are considered sexual assault.
Any time a person is away from a secure environment, their risk increases. Add in typical “party” times like spring break, toss in an alcoholic drink or two and there is an increased potential for a problematic situation. This is not just a women’s issue; it can happen to men, too.
Signs that someone may have been given a date rape drug:Signs include dizziness and/or nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, and acting more intoxicated than the amount of alcohol consumed would indicate.
What to do if you (or a friend) have been drugged or raped:Go to the nearest emergency room or rape crisis center. These services can test for date rape drugs and can also help you with any medical or emotional care that you might need.
How to protect yourself against sexual assault:
For more information, contact counseling services at (864) 503-5195.
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