FOR PARENTS

25-32% of University students have experience of Drink Spiking.

In the USA, 2.2 million female students will experience drink spiking while at university.

Drink Spiking can happen to anyone, 16% of victims are men.

Ensure that your children are informed, prepared and responsible when socialising.

JOIN #NotInMyDrink AND HELP US STOP DRINK SPIKING

WHAT IS DRINK SPIKING?

Drink Spiking’ is the term used for the act of secretly placing drugs in to drinks in order to incapacitate a person for the purpose of sexual assault, rape, robbery, kidnapping and other crimes. It is a global issue that is on the rise.

Drink Spiking is a premeditated act, a personal violation and a criminal offence.

When someone’s drink is spiked due to alcohol or drugs, they often do not realise it until it is far too late and they are either unconscious or unable to communicate properly. Unfortunately, in many cases of drink spiking the victim does not even realise anything is wrong until the event has passed and they wake up uncomfortable and with memory loss. Most people who have their drinks spiked eventually blackout. A blackout can last up to 12 hours and is followed by memory loss.

Drugs traditionally used for drink spiking, such as Ketamine, GHB and Rohypnol, and domestically manufactured illicit drugs, are available in most sectors of society. The availability of drugs coupled with alcohol consumption, has resulted in social environments becoming favoured places for those who wish to perpetrate drug-assisted crimes. Statistics show that there is a rising epidemic of drug-assisted sexual assault and violence – particularly amongst youth and young adults.

The Drink Detective is currently the only reliable drink spiking test kit available to consumers that can detect all categories of illicit drugs in drink.

Go to www.druglab118.com for further details.

SOME OF THE STATISTICS

Did you know:

• One in five, or 2.2 million students will be sexually assaulted while attending college or university in the USA.
• Over 30% of UK university students have experience of Drink Spiking
• One in three, or over 3.6 million full time students in the USA, will be experience drink spiking during their tenure

WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A PARENT?

As parents, we know that our children often think of themselves as being indestructible: “it will never happen to me”, and then it does. We wont be present during all of their inevitable moments of risk, but there are some things we can do to ensure they are at less risk.

We need to make sure that our children know that:

Drinking spiking is a crime. It is a criminal offence.
– It is predominantly men who use drink spiking to rape or sexually assault their victims.
– Sexual relationships require mutual consent. Spiking someone’s drink makes them unable to give consent.
– Spiking someone’s drink for ANY purpose, even just for fun, places that person at risk of further crime, accidents and physical harm. Victims can die.
– Our boys need to be vigilant and responsible. They need to stop their friends from spiking someone’s drink and they need to help potential victims stay safe.
– Our girls need to be aware that drink spiking can happen to anyone, at anytime.

 

Every parent can be part of the #NotInMyDrink movement. We want you to be educated about the risks of drink spiking. Please take a few moments to read the information in our website. We need you to ensure that your children are informed, prepared and responsible when socialising.

For every social moment:

• Make sure they understand the #NotInMyDrink Code (see below) when out socialising
• Make sure they can contact you, and you can contact them
• Make sure they have a Drink Detective with them
• Encourage your children to drink responsibly
• Encourage your children to be aware of others who may need help

 

THE #NotInMyDrink CODE

• Have a Drink Detective test with you
• Tell people you trust (parents, friends) where you are going out and with whom
• Make sure you can be contacted at all times
• Do not accept a drink from someone you don’t know
• Drink from bottles that you see being opened in front of you
• Don’t leave your drink unattended
• Do not drink any unattended drinks
• Non-alcoholic drinks can also be spiked
• Be aware of your friends’ behavior
• If you have any doubt about a drink, use your Drink Detective

 

BE PREPARED. BE AWARE.
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