YOU SUSPECT DRUG FACILITATED RAPE
the survivor feels dizzy, confused, or has other sudden unexplained
symptoms after drinking a beverage, call a family member, friend,
the police, a doctor, or 911 for help in getting to a hospital.
the survivor should get to a safe place and call a rape crisis
center for information and support. For a toll-free rape crisis
center hotline, call 1-800-656-HOPE.
the decision has been made to report the incident to the police,
the survivor should not do any of the following: shower, bathe,
douche, change clothes, urinate, or straighten up the area until
medical and legal evidence is collected. Performing these actions
will destroy evidence.
police should be called first, then the survivor should be taken
to the hospital to have the medical evidence collected and a proper
rape exam performed.
information about the assault; consider counseling/get referrals
Drink Buddie"- Designate someone to watch your drink, when
the number of drinks you consume so you can remain aware of your
surroundings, especially if in a group setting or with someone
you don't know well or trust.
cautious about mixing more than one type of alcohol. Mixing various
types may increase or speed up the sedating effects.
well before drinking alcohol; a full stomach may help reduce sedating
important, remember that whether or not these tips are followed,
if someone sexually assaults you, it is not your fault. You are
never to blame for having been assaulted.
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