Date Rape Drugs


Overview

Although alcohol is the most commonly used drug to  facilitate sexual assaults, other drugs—such as Rohypnol, Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Ketamine and  Ecstasy—are being used more frequently to sedate victims in order to  sexually assault them. Commonly referred to as “date rape drugs” or “predatory  drugs”, these drugs can be given  to victims without their knowledge and can prevent them from resisting sexual  assaults. The drugs can create an amnesia-effect so that the victims are  uncertain as to what, if anything, occurred. The drugs are usually administered  at a bar, party or social function and can be disguised in alcoholic or  non-alcoholic beverages.

ROHYPNOL  | GHB | KETAMINE | ECSTASY


References:

  1. “21  USC, Section 801.” Office of Diversion Control . N.p., n.d. Web. 26  June 2013. <http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/801.htm>.
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