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Rohypnol ("Roofies") - The Date Rape Drug

Taking Care of Yourself

  • Don't drink beverages that you did not open yourself.
  • Don't share or exchange drinks with anyone.
  • Don't drink from a container that is being passed around.
  • Bring your own drinks to parties.
  • If someone offers you a drink from the bar at a club or party, accompany the person to the bar to order your drink, watch the drink being poured, and carry the drink yourself.
  • Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call.
  • If you realize that your drink has been left unattended, discard it!
  • Don't drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance (e.g. salty taste, excessive foam, unexplained residue).

Signs That You May Have Been Drugged

  • If you feel a lot more intoxicated than your usual response to the amount of alcohol consumed...
  • If you wake up very hung over, feeling "fuzzy", experiencing memory lapse and can't account for a period of time...
  • If you feel as though someone had sex with you but you can't remember any or all of the incident...

If It Happens To You

  • CALL CAMPUS POLICE at x7222. This number is available 24 hours per day.
  • Ask a trusted friend to stay with you and assist you in getting the help you need.
  • Preserve as much physical evidence as possible. Do not urinate, bathe, douche or throw away the clothing you were wearing during the incident. If possible, save any other materials that might provide evidence, such as the glass that held your drink.
  • Go to the hospital for an examination. They will know how to properly collect evidence. Request that they take a urine sample for drug toxicology testing to be done by your law enforcement agency's crime lab. A special test must be done to detect Rohypnol in a urine specimen.
  • Contact Victim Services for information and support @ (814) 288-4961.
  • Contact the Pitt-Johnstown Personal Counseling Center @ x7119.

REMEMBER:  ALCOHOL IS THE NUMBER 1 DATE RAPE DRUG.

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Last Reviewed: January 18, 2008