What happens when a drink is spiked?
When a drink is spiked it means that alcohol or drugs (illicit or prescription) have been added to the drink without the persons knowledge or approval. Drink spiking is often done with sexual abuse in mind. The substance can be added to any drink including soft drinks, juice, water or alcohol. The practice is illegal and potentially deadly to the person whose drink is spiked.
Warning... drink spiking can be fatal!
What substances are being used to spike drinks?
Alcohol is the most common. It is used either by adding it to a non alcoholic drink or by adding extra amounts to an alcoholic drink.
Prescription drugs are also frequently used including benzodiazepines, barbiturates, muscle relaxants and hypnotics-such as Serapax, Valium and Rohypnol. Rohypnol now has a reputation as being one of the most common prescription drugs used in drink spiking cases.
Illicit drugs such as Ecstasy, LSD, Fantasy, (also known as Liquid Ecstasy or GHB), Ketamine and other party drugs are known to be used. People appear high or revved up when they have been affected by a party drug. GHB is particularly nasty because it can cause serious breathing problems. People cannot sleep it off. They need to get medical assistance immediately. more »