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Is alcohol considered a date rape drug? What about other drugs?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Rohypnol (rufies) is the main date rape drug.
It can be given to you without your knowledge and makes it so that you can't resist if someone attacks you and won't remember what happened. Alcohol have some of the same effects but you can almost always tell when it's being given to you. Small amounts also won't amke you forget or be unable to resist.

In brief: No
Rohypnol (rufies) is the main date rape drug.
It can be given to you without your knowledge and makes it so that you can't resist if someone attacks you and won't remember what happened. Alcohol have some of the same effects but you can almost always tell when it's being given to you. Small amounts also won't amke you forget or be unable to resist.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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