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Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

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

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How do girls recover from the trauma of rape?

How do girls recover from the trauma of rape?

Lots of support: Medical attention, law enforcement, psychotherapy, and family/friend's comfort. ...Read more

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Do girls ever recover from the trauma of rape?

Do girls ever recover from the trauma of rape?

Yes, will take time: And support from medical doctors, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, and family members and significant others. ...Read more

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How do I get over the fear of touching myself down there? Victim of childhood rape. 17 year old girl. Please help.

How do I get over the fear of touching myself down there? Victim of childhood rape. 17 year old girl. Please help.

Finding yourself: I hope you are working through this with a counselor or therapist. Your genital/brain link did not know you were being molested. Contact with your genitals may have given you some pleasant feelings during events. It would be normal for such pleasure to bring back bad memories, but with help you can retrain your brain. Deciding that you now control how and when you share these feelings will help. ...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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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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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

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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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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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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 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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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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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


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