The Problem . . .
is Drink Spiking?
Do You Say "Once In, You're OuT?"
Is it Only Men Who Drink Spike Women?
Aren't These Cases Prosecuted?
Are the Main Drugs Used In Drink Spiking?
Do I Know If I Have Been Drink Spiked?
What Is Drink Spiking?
Not unlike the "Mickeys" of the 40's,
these new "designer drugs"
are being used in many parts of the world to render unsuspecting
persons into a state of 'blackout' -- much like when undergoing
surgery. The doctor will say, "Count backwards from 100"
remember saying, "100, 99, 98."
Some of the drugs used are:
Rohypnol, GHB, Ecstasy, Burunganda.
The act of slipping a drop of or a pill into an unsuspecting victim's
drink is known as "drink spiking".
These drugs, known as "Roofies" or
"ruffies." They are also
known as "easy lay", "roche", "R-2", "rib" and "rope". Although
reporting of these incidents are decreasing, the rise and misreporting
of these incidents seems to be on the rise.
Drinks of any type can be spiked.
It could be water, coffee,
sodas. It could also be an alcoholic beverage. Drink
occur in the private home of a friend or it can occur at a bar.
It could take as few as 3 or as many as
30 minutes to go into
"blackout." Blackout has been known to last up to 12 hours
Reports indicate that these unsuspecting
persons are treated as criminals. Some have been jailed.
been treated as crazy put under a 72 hour psychiatric watch in a
hospital or jail. Some, in seizure, are 'pinched' by paramedics
have been trained to pinch the patient at acupuncture points to cause
them to stop "shaking" as if in seizure.
It has been reported that those who use
GHB, for example, do not
attempt to get help for an individual who has lapsed into comatose or
is vomiting due to their belief that this is what happens when one
ingests these drugs -- and the effect will wear off. However, as
the case of Samatha Reid or the Tyisha Miller case, we find quite
In, You're OuT?"
We use this slogan because it is the
most accurate term to use
when dealing with drink-spiking. This is due to the fact that in
for a professional to help the Innocent, the drug used to cause the
problem must be known. Many of the drugs used are not made by
pharmaceutical sources and therefore could be a combination of unknown
ingredients, in unknown quantities.
The symptoms, i.e. being unable to
stand, seizure, comatose,
vomiting can all be related to many drugs and therefore difficult to
Not all drink-spikings are the
same. Not only do the drugs
differ (or are combined) but at times are mixed with another element --
alcohol. This makes diagnosis extremely difficult.
Once a drug has entered the body, and
the Innocent is
unconscious, the body is in the hands of someone unknown whether
friend(s), relative(s), medical professional(s), police
criminal(s). Control over what becomes of your body is lost -- It
vital to remember that drink-spiking was the tool of Jeffrey Dahmer.
This is a very serious problem. It
is impossible to call for
help when in black out. It is vital to know that once a drug is
ingested, you are out of control. There is no 911 call, there is
karate kick to save your life. It is therefore vital that you
this warning and take every precaution to Watch Your Drink.
Is it Only Men Who
Drink Spike Women?
As with the story from an Innocent,
women have also been known to
do drink spiking. One young woman who was a "gang member" told an
Innocent that if she had not spiked his drink, she would have faced
In another unreported incident, this
author was informed that
waitresses request certain men to have their drinks spiked, would pay
the bartender to slip the drug into it, and then rob the Innocent.
*These incidents are not
substantiated. However, it is difficult
to substantiate such information due to its secrecy. It is
here for your interpretation.
Why Cases Are Not Prosecuted.
Most cases are not prosecuted due to the
lack of witnesses and
evidence. The criminal has hours to clean up any evidence left
behind. Many of the drugs used do not appear on tests because
are specific for pharmaceuticals. When drugs are home made, any
will give a negative result.
Because symptoms are the similar whether
an individual has
willingly taken the drug or drink-spiked, it is very difficult
professionals (police, paramedics or physicians) to differentiate a
Drink -Spike assault to a self-induced drug ingestion. This is
disastrous for the drink-spiked Innocent.
Common Drugs Used In Drink Spiking.
How Do I Know If
I Have Been Drink Spiked?
There is no real test to show whether
you have been
drink-spiked.Some Innocents believe that they merely had too
drink. It is wise to stay with friends who can protect you.
that you have been drink-spiked is flashbacks or dreams. Some
Innocents will have a short photo-like image that something was wrong.
These flashbacks are images that will
come to you and you will
react to them with fear without knowing why. The images could
while watching tv or a movie, driving, seeing an object, talking with a
friend or in a dream. You may notice cuts or bruises on your body
you have no answer for. Or you may find your car in a
you don't remember driving. Some Innocents have found out they
assaulted due to video tape evidence.
Flash backs are images that will come to
you and you will react
to them with fear. The images could come while watching tv or a
driving, seeing an object, talking with a friend or in a dream.
What Is PTSD?
PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder. This condition
can occur when encountering experiences that are traumatic.
condition is best described at the National Center For Victims Of