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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?

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

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