If you have a daughter heading off on a Spring Break vacation, you are naturally going to feel a little nervous about it. Every year, there are stories about young women being assaulted, often through the use of a “date rape” drug such as GHB.
Do your daughter a favor and pick up a packet of Drink Guard cards. They come in a pack small enough to fit into the tiniest of purses. The test itself is as simple as can be. Just put a drop of your drink onto the card and if the card turns dark blue, don’t drink your drink!
Date Rape Drug Detector
It is frighteningly easy to introduce a drug into someone’s drink. Passing your had over the glass or cup as you pass by is all it takes. The drugs used today dissolve quickly and usually have little to no taste. Given how strong the mixed drinks can be at parties, the victim is none the wiser, until the drug begins to take effect.
There are a few simple rules that, if followed, will go a long way toward keeping you safe when alcohol is involved.
1) Never leave your drink unattended. If you do, assume it is tainted and get a new one, using a new cup or glass.
2) Never go to a party alone. Always have a friend with you and watch out for one another.
3) Having a few drinks is fine. Getting so drunk you can’t stand up on your own is not. The idea is to have fun, not end the night praying to the porcelain god. Keep in mind, many of the symptoms of date rape drug ingestion mirror or mimic the effects of being drunk – dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, and slurred speech. The more sober you are, the easier it will be to detect whether you may have been slipped a drug.
4) When in doubt, use date rape drug detector cards to test your drink. If you find your drink has been drugged, let your friends as well as the bartender and party hosts know immediately.
If you suspect you have been given a drug, let someone know immediately so they can keep an eye on you. Heading to the local emergency room wouldn’t be the worst idea, either, so they can monitor the situation and take action should it become necessary.