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Drug Facilitated Rape
The Survivor's View

Survivors struggle with not knowing what happened to them. All the "unknowns" may create tremendous anxiety as the survivor tries to search her/his memory for answers.

Drug Facilitated Rape
The Survivor's View

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Survivors may feel an increased sense of powerlessness because the drugs used rendered them unconscious or inhibited their physical ability to ward off the sexual advances of the perpetrator.

Survivors are more likely to delay reporting the incident, if they report at all. Some may decide not to report or seek help out of feelings of self-blame and guilt.

If they report, there is usually difficulty in recalling the assault and descriptions regarding the perpetrator. It is likely that they will be uncertain about the circumstances of the attack, including who was involved and specific details about the event.

Survivors struggle with not knowing what happened to them. All the "unknowns" may create tremendous anxiety as the survivor tries to search her/his memory for answers.

If the perpetrator has not been clearly identified, these survivors wondering who the perpetrator could have been, experience more generalized fear and anxiety which is heightened by interaction with almost any man.
•Survivors may experience a loss of control.

The prosecution of substance-related sexual assault is difficult due to the survivor's inability to recall details and important facts about the event.

Survivors also must deal with the fact that they may never know the identity of the person who assaulted them.


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