Thursday, November 15, 2007

Don't Become a Victim of Date Rape Drugs

With the Holidays approaching there will be more opportunities for women to get date raped. This is the time when there are large groups of people celebrating and probably when there is the most drinking of alcohol. The time when your guard is set aside and you just want to enjoy the festivities. DON'T let this happen! You can still enjoy but also be OnGuard. Below are some steps you can take to avoid these assaults:
  1. Don't accept open drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) from others who you do not know or do not trust; this includes drinks that come in a glass.
  2. When in bars or clubs always get your drink directly from the bartender and do not take your eyes off the bartender or your order; don't use the waitress or let somebody go to the bar for you.
  3. At parties, only accept drinks in closed containers: bottles, cans or tetra packs.
  4. Never leave your drink unattended or turn your back on your table.
  5. Do not drink from open beverage sources like punch bowls, pitchers or tubs.
  6. Keep your eyes and ears open; if there is talk of date rape drugs or if friends seem "too intoxicated" for what they have taken, leave the party or club immediately and don't go back.
If you still want to be even more cautious, there is a new system you can use to make sure your drink is safe called "Drink Safe Technology". This is a package of paper strips or coasters you can purchase that lets you test your drink by dipping it in your glass, similar to the test strips we used in chemistry class. These strips will change color if any drug is detected. You can carry these in your purse or pocket. To get more information about this system visit: www.drinksafetech.com.au

Have a great and SAFE holiday.

Martha

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