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Date Rape Drugs

These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. Because of the effects of these drugs, victims may be physically helpless, unable to refuse sex, and can't remember what happened. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste and are easily added to flavored drinks without the victim's knowledge.

These are the most common date rape drugs:daterapedrug

All of the drugs listed above can affect you quickly. The length of time that the effects last varies depending on how much of the drug is taken and if the drug is mixed with other substances, like alcohol. Alcohol can worsen the drug's effects and can cause more health problems.

Follow these steps to protect yourself from date rape but remember that if it happens to you it is not your fault.

If you think that you have been drugged and raped:

Go to the police station or hospital right away. You can use 911 both on and off campus.

If you are considering going to the police or the hospital:

The Counseling Center (580-5555), Student Health Services (580-5550), Saratoga Rape Crisis Services (587-2336), and the Center for for Sex and Gender Relations (580-8255) are resources you can use if you have been the victim of a rape.

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