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If someone sexually assaults you, it is not your fault. 

You are never to blame for having been assaulted.

IF YOU SUSPECT DRUG FACILITATED RAPE

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If 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.

First, 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.

If 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.

The 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.

Obtain information about the assault; consider counseling/get referrals 


TIPS

"Designated Drink Buddie"- Designate someone to watch your drink, when you cannot.

Limit 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.  

Be cautious about mixing more than one type of alcohol. Mixing various types may increase or speed up the sedating effects.

Eat well before drinking alcohol; a full stomach may help reduce sedating effects.

Most 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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