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What are date rape drugs?

What are date rape drugs?

So you get amnesia: These drugs are given to people to cause amnesia. Then person may get raped but cannot remember. Be careful in bars about accepting drinks from strangers. ...Read more

Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


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What do date rape drugs look like?

What do date rape drugs look like?

Date Rape Drug FActs: There are good resources online for this, such as:
http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs. Cfm#b and also

http://womenshealth. Gov/health-topics/a-z-topic/pubs-orgs. Cfm? Topic=1476. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what date rape drugs are?

Evil use of drugs...: Given to a victim unaware of it, who then loses essential concious ability to make choices. Choices are made for them by manipulating persons who seek to "posses" the decicion making authority to misuse, molest, and rape their victims. All sorts of chemicals can be used in this fashion: alcohol, barbiturates, benodiazepines, ghb, and others that lower ones level of consciousness and retraint. ...Read more

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What are so-called date rape drugs?

What are so-called date rape drugs?

Dangerous Drugs: These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged. The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Well. . .: Alcohol is technically not referred to as the "date rape drug" -- that would more often be things like rohypnol, xanax, (alprazolam) clonazepam, ghb, and ketamine. But if you're intoxicated enough with alcohol, all kinds of things could happen that you'd prefer not to experience. ...Read more

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Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...Read more

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Is alcohol considered a date rape drug? What about other drugs?

Yes: Alcohol is the oldest date rape drug known to humankind. Women who drink to the point of blackout or are disinhibited and exhibit poor judgement are far more likely to be sexually assaulted. Adding a benzodiazepine to it (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) sleeping pills) makes it more likely to cause blackout. Some drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) are very rapidly absorbed and widely used for date rape. ...Read more

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How long does the date-rape drug Rohypnol stay in your body and can you be tested to see if you were given it?

Urine test: A urine test could potentially detect Rohypnol for up to sixty hours after it was ingested. But it is hard to detect because concentrations may be quite low. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between versed and a date rape drug?

Please help! What is the difference between versed and a date rape drug?

Could be one: Versed (midazolam) is a strong benzodiazepine tranquilizer given in supervised medical settings before medical/surgical procedures (or childbirth) to reduce anxiety ; cause sedation. It is available as an injection or orally, and the latter has been reported as a date-rape drug. Such use is both illegal and very dangerous even if sexual assault does not occur — ; much more so if it does. ...Read more

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How does Rohypnol work and what are its long term use side effects as a date rape drug?

How does Rohypnol work and what are its long term use side effects as a date rape drug?

Is a sedative in the: Benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is not approved or sold legally in the us. Side effects include blackouts, with a complete loss of memory, dizziness and disorientation, nausea and vomiting, headache, difficulty breathing & with motor movements and speaking. The combination of alcohol & Rohypnol is particularly hazardous. Long term use impairs general learning and causes tolerance and dependence. ...Read more

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Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Yes: Sexual predator can put the drug in a girl's drink when she is not paying attention and date rape drug can make a girl pass out and have no recollection of what happen while she is drugged. You can read more about date rape drug on http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs. Cfm. ...Read more

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Can the date-rape drug GHB stop the pain of the act itself?

Can the date-rape drug GHB stop the pain of the act itself?

NO GHB is dangerous: Negative effects may include sweating, loss of consciousness (reported by 69 percent of users), nausea, hallucinations, amnesia, and coma, among other adverse effects. The devastating psychological pain and impact of rape occurs regardless when the person comes off the drug and realizes what has happened. ...Read more

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Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Can an epipen (epinephrine) save you from the effects of date rape drugs?

Unfortunately, no: Epipens (epinephrine) can reverse life-threatening allergic reactions, not counter the pharmacological effects of drugs. Certain foods, stinging/biting insects, medications, and latex can set off allergic reactions -- including hives, itching, flushing, and swelling of the lips, tongue, and roof of mouth; throat & chest tightness, etc. Date rape drugs cause entirely different effects -- unless you're allergic. ...Read more

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Is there a drug or treatment that could wake someone from sleep induced by a date-rape drug?

Is there a drug or treatment that could wake someone from sleep induced by a date-rape drug?

If you believe: Someone has taken a date rape drug and is not waking up, take them to an ER and have them seen. There are several types of date rape drugs and they can be lethal. ...Read more

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Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

General learning: Can be affected when taken for prolonged periods. Can result in inability to form new memories and profound sedation. Immediate effects can include respiratory depression (loss of impulse to breathe) when combined with other drugs such as alcohol. If you suspect that you or a friend have been drugged, please go for tests straight away as the chemical takes a few days to clear up. ...Read more

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What is date rape?

What is date rape?

Forced intercourse: This unfortunate activity occurs when a partner forces the other member to have sex without their consent. Sometimes this is with the aid of drugs and alcohol, but other times the stronger partner forces the weaker to consent. It is technically illegal but difficult to prosecute since their are no witnesses and a strong embarrasment factor. ...Read more

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If I was date raped, will there be any signs or symptoms when I wake up? Like any feeling of soreness or pain?

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Possibly: Possibly, but not absolutely. If you have a concern, go to an er and get a rape kit done. ...Read more

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I was date raped. I didn't have my period for 3 months. Was that normal?

I was date raped. I didn't have my period for 3 months. Was that normal?

No: ...But being date raped isn't normal either. You are going through a lot physically, emotionally and psychologically. Get some help to sort out all of these complicated issues. Get a physical check up. Getting date raped is very confusing and you don't want to let this confusion get in the way of treating anything physical. Get psychological help, you shouldn't go through this alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about whether or not to take Plan B I'm a virgin and I think I might have been date raped. What are the chances that I could be pregnant if all the guy did was stick it in for a few seconds but there was no actual sex

I'm concerned about whether or not to take Plan B I'm a virgin and I think I might have been date raped. What are the chances that I could be pregnant if all the guy did was stick it in for a few seconds but there was no actual sex

There: There is always a chance of pregnancy if a penis is inside the vagina, even if only for a few seconds. Please take Plan B if you are at all concerned. I would also ask you to go to the er and report this as a rape. This individual may rape others in the future and and this needs a complete evaluation. You should also have testing for infectious diseases after being raped. I am so sorry that this happened to you. ...Read more

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What happens when tell doctor you might have been drugged? Or used a drug? (One occurance/ week ago) no rape suspected.

Acute Stress Reactio: Your life and Your Emotional Health are Precious!

I feel empathy for your experience of possibly being drugged.

You may have used drug to cope with stressors in your life, or under peer pressure or to experiment.

Reflect this unfortunate episode in your lie, learn from it,

Have courage to tell the Doctor

Have faith, that Doctor will understand

Get needed treatment including Therapy ...Read more

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Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem: Zolpidem and any other medication or substance which sedates people can probably be used for "date rape." however, this is not an appropriate use of a medicine prescribed for temporary insomnia. Rape is a serious crime. Men often have erections while asleep, at certain phases of sleep cycle. This still doesn't excuse rape. ...Read more

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Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english? Help?

Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while I am sleeping at night?

Is it possible to be raped while asleep without taking any drugs? I have severe anxiety & often worry of rape while I am sleeping at night?

Why do you ask?: You have a right to sleep in a secure place with a locked door and a means of self protection. Despite all the disinformaton, the vast majority of men would never think of assaulting you and would actively protect you from a man even bothering you in public. If you are in a dangerous environment, try to get away. But these are thoughts you should not be having. Your physician can help ...Read more

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I am 6.5 weeks pregnant. My LMP was 11/30/14 but I do not have regular cycles. On 12/30 I was raped. What's best way to determine conception date?

I am 6.5 weeks pregnant. My LMP was 11/30/14 but I do not have regular cycles. On 12/30 I was raped. What's best way to determine conception date?

Ultrasound: I am so very sorry that you were sexually assaulted. Usually, we do our calculations by the last menstrual period but irregularity causes us to depend on another method of measurment.. If you are pregnant but have irregular periods then early Ultrasound is the best way to determine gestational age ...Read more

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I was date raped on april 5, 2012. I didn't have my period for 3 months after that then I started cramping then heavy bleeding. Was that normal?

I was date raped on april 5, 2012. I didn't have my period for 3 months after that then I started cramping then heavy bleeding. Was that normal?

Miscarriage: I am sorry this happened, and I think you know this is the most likely explanation. I hope you will not give up on the search for love. It was not your fault, but there are ways to protect yourself and to get justice if anything like this ever happens again. I hope you will talk with a counsellor who can guide you to a future that will, if you wish, include real love with a decent guy. ...Read more

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Dad woke up in the bathtub in vomit and his eyes rolled back in his head. He won't go to the doctor. I think stroke or gf date raped him?

Dad woke up in the bathtub in vomit and his eyes rolled back in his head. He won't go to the doctor. I think stroke or gf date raped him?

Very concerning: Sudden change of this sort may be indicative of a seizure and many possible causes, including head injury, occult brain lesion such as tumor or stroke, an emerging infection, or even medication or drug reaction. This is not a situation to watch and wait. Head to the nearest hospital and get evaluated. Risk of further problems far too high. ...Read more

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Extreme paranoia, auditory hallucinations. Molested as child by step father, abandoned by blood father, daughter recently raped. Drugs: More Adderall than prescribed, cannibus, Phenobarbital. She wants help, what type of places should I look into?

Extreme paranoia, auditory hallucinations. Molested as child by step father, abandoned by blood father, daughter recently raped. Drugs: More Adderall than prescribed, cannibus, Phenobarbital. She wants help, what type of places should I look into?

Inpatient care: It sounds like an intensive inpatient behavioral setting would be best. Horrible recent assault in context of a tragic family of origin with active psychotic symptoms. She needs a therapeutic setting where she is & feels safe & supported. ...Read more

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What tests should someone take if they were raped?

Rape Crisis Center: Most towns have a rape crisis center, and you should see a physician and counselor as soon as possible. You should have at least testing for possible exposure to venereal diseases, and have someone work with you to inform the police about the assault. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Who should you go to if you suspect that you've been raped?

The nearest hospital: Go to the nearest hospital for a safe (sexual assualt forensic exam) exam. ...Read more

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Define real rape?

Define real rape?

"Real" rape: Rape is forced sexual intercourse, often under threat of injury. Both men and women -- and children also -- can be raped. And despite rep. Todd akin's recent comments about so-called "legitimate" rape, it can result in pregnancy. ...Read more

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It traumatic to be raped?

YES: Rape is a non-consensual, forced sexual intercourse. If a person was subjected to that, s/he will be traumatized. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that rape might happen?

Rapist: Although there are some situations or behaviors that put individuals at risk for being assaulted (being intoxicated around potential perpetrators is a major one), no one ever "causes" themselves to be raped. If you have been a victim of rape, please seek help immediately. You can start with the police, then call your local rape hotline, go to your nearest er if recently raped, or tell your doc. ...Read more

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What's the difference between molestation and rape?

What's the difference between molestation and rape?

Variously Defined: From http://womenslaw. Org "the term 'sexual assault' [what u refer 2as 'molestation, ' I believe] generally means unwanted sexual contact...Sexual contact against ur will, & without consent*. The legal definition varies by state, but sexual assault & domestic violence organizations consider any unwanted sexual activity 2 b sexual assault. This includes rape." [*if victim <18 yr this is irrelevant]. ...Read more

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How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

ER: Sorry to hear that. Please go to the er immediately and have them do a rape evaluation of you. Time is of the essence. They can search for particles, hair, semen, skin cells, etc. You would also be suspicious if you have rectal pain or bleeding. This is a crime and you need to go to the hospital first and then have the police try to catch this person before it happens to someone else. ...Read more

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What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

Both are crimes: Rape is forcible sexual intercourse, often under threat of physical injury. Often the victim is unable to consent or resist. Like being under influence of date rape drugs or physically overpowered, etc. Molestation involves a sexual act (which could be rape, but doesn't have to be) with someone beneath the age of legal consent. Both rape and molestation are crimes, and are traumatizing. ...Read more

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Legally, what is the difference between rape and molestation?

No consent: Rape is sex without consent vaginal or anal penetration. Molestation touching breast or genital without someone consent or permission that is simple explanation it does. Get complex ...Read more

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How do I know if I got raped after being sedated. I am a virgen?

How do I know if I got raped after being sedated. I am a virgen?

Depends: You would not know unless there were signs of the rape. Torn clothes, stains on clothes, tissue trauma and bruising (which can sometimes be severe) and the presence of secretions in vaginal or anal passageways, especially semen. If you are a virgin and know for certain you had an intact hymen, the loss of this is also a strong cluel ...Read more

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How can rape affect an individual if it's not dealt with properly?

How can rape affect an individual if it's not dealt with properly?

Painful -- PTSD: Dealing with a rape "properly" depends on the individual -- but if there's no support or care for what s/he's been through, there can be gradual constriction of life and emotion. The person can stay only in a "safe" place, rather than venturing out. Some stop dating completely, if it was a date rape. One can have flashbacks of the experience, poor sleep, hypervigilance, nightmares, and more. ...Read more

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What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

PTSD: If you were raped and are having flashbacks of that experience it could be that you are experiencing post traumatic stress syndrome. Seek help. ...Read more

Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more


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