Date Rape Drugs: Teens & Parents, Be Cautious!

Date Rape Drugs” sounds unusual….Right? But, ask to those young adults, who were induced to leave their playful days and were compelled to take up the dark trait. Date rape drugs and teens are catastrophically blended.

Here, we are taking an initiative to enlighten parents and teens, about the consequences and how to shield our future from this rising malevolence.

These drugs have no flavor,  smell, or taste when mixed in drinks, and make their consumers confused, drowsy, or incapable to defend. Drugs consuming adolescents, keep the intention of meeting young girls, who are intoxicated with drugs. They try to steal their innocence (virginity) through sex and other physical activities. Also, only 1% of youth, own up their crime of using these drugs for prohibited purposes.

It is easy to add D.R.D in any liquid, to incapacitate their victims. Types of date rape drugs are- GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, etc.

Rohypnol- It also identified as- Roofies, Rophies, Rope and Roach. It is similar to newer drugs like- Klonopin, Xanax and Rivotril. It comes in a variety of pills and gets simply dissolved in any liquid. Rohypnol is colourless, but sometimes it turns blue after getting dissolved.

GHB- GHB means Gamma hydroxybutyrate; also known as soap, liquid ecstasy and vita G. It is odourless and colourless liquid, pill, or white powder. GHB is more destructive and dangerous, as it is prepared at domicile.

Ketamine- It comes in a form of powder, usually white in colour.

Effects of hazardous Date Rape Drug

  • Memory loss
  • Heart rate and lower blood pressure
  • Isolation
  • Sleepiness
  • Hammering of muscle control, and muscle relaxation
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Problem in speaking or slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Breathing problem
  • Coma
  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Death, mixed with drugs and alcohol

Alcohol also comes under date rape drug. Here, we are giving some tips to teenagers to protect themselves.

  • Always keep your drink with you, even if you go to the washroom.
  • Don’t accept any drinks from a stranger.
  • Strict ‘no’ to punch bowls.
  • If you like experimenting a state of head state, avoid drinking weird or funny looking drinks for your own protection.
  • Say ‘no’, to alcohol and drugs.
  • If you are going out with friends, keep an eye on them too.
  • Never go alone with people you don’t know.

Remember, if you feel you have been raped or drugged, immediately go to the police station, or hospital for medical assistance. It does not matter, what is there on your mind, or whether you want to put charges against the attacker or not. Please do not change clothes, urinate (pee), or clean up before getting any help. Talk to someone you trust, no need to feel ashamed, afraid, shocked, or guilty.

You can also call a crises center, and speak to the counselor about your suffering.

Be vigilant and share this with others.

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