Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs

About Date Rape Drugs

A date rape drug is any drug that can be used to assist in the execution of a sexual assault, such as a non-consensual sexual act and/or non-consensual intercourse (date rape). Drugs used to facilitate sexual assault may have sedative, hypnotic, dissociative, and/or amnesiac effects, and can be added to a food or drink without the victim's knowledge. The act of adding such substances to drinks is known as drink spiking. The reasons for drink spiking include maliciousness, theft, sexual assault and/or rape. The three most commonly used drugs for date rape are alcohol and two prescription-strength sleep aids. The two prescription drugs are GHB, also known as gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, and benzodiazepines (such as flunitrazepam, also known as Rohypnol or roofies). Alcohol remains the most commonly used date rape drug, being readily available as well as legal. Many assailants use alcohol because their victims often willingly imbibe it, and can be encouraged to drink enough to lose inhibitions or consciousness. Sex with an unconscious victim is considered rape in most if not all jurisdictions

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