pill, the size of the
white part of Soacor ball (above)
can put an individual out for
12- 14 hrs or even cause death.
SIZE DOESN'T COUNT
On December 29th at 7 pm, one minute of silence will be
the start Soacor Days Of Silence.
This year we are looking for One Million Minutes
contributed by people
worldwide. (We are not asking for money, just time.) Be a part of the
in the Silent "Ones" of SOACOR. Join SOACOR in the
Soacor Days Of Silence. That’s One Minute Of Silence to
start the 15 days of silence as Soacor and others have done since 1997.
In 1996, a survivor of a heinous drink-spike attack,
under the acronym SOAR-R (Silent
One Against Roofies/Rape) handed out cards explaining her silence,
with a brochure from the local Rape Crises Center on Rohypnol.
To her amazement, there was little knowledge about the drug, nor for
matter, the crimes committed after having a drink spiked with it.
Later the acronym was changed to SOACOR (Silent One/s Against Crimes Of
Roofies). Today SOACOR represents
a number of people who are helping spreading the word about these
committed under the umbrella protection of the roofies amnesia.
Roofie, ruffie, ropes, easy-lay are all terms used to
describe the pharmaceutical
Rohypnol. Rohypnol is a modern day sedative that when diluted is
colorless, odorless, tasteless, and can put an individual out for 12 -
14 hours or even cause death. GHB, and Burundanga are related in
the sense that they also are undetectable and can render a person into
a trance-like state and leave the individual without memory for a
lesser amount of time. GHB is known to bring on convulsions,
vomiting and even death. Due
to amnesia, they are being used in conjunction
with sexual and non-sexual abuse crimes. "Roofie" in this
discussion and at the SOACOR.com website relates to any
drug that will produce the effect of "black-out" such as that used
by Jeffrey Dahmer to incapacitate his victims. Does that get your
attention? It's vital that it does because, as Soacor says, "Once
in, you are OUT!"
One can read such things as "protect yourself," "use the
"watch your drink," "watch who pours your drink," "don't leave
drink unattended" and the like but without knowing your surroundings
who has access to these drugs, nothing is safe. It cannot be stressed
that this is not like some minor crime -- with roofies, there is no
backup! Once in, you are OUT!
Knowledge helps. Although some say that "knowing
about it won't
save you" -- having the knowledge of what to look for may just do
The youth today must become aware that these drugs are DEADLY, or at
minimum, dangerous. They must ask themselves constantly, "Was my
drink spiked?" Or "Was the pill a
Rohypnol or a derivative?" One survivor was out before three
minutes were up. It can be just that fast.
Size doesn’t count. As numerous reports confirm,
only a small
amount of the drug could put you into black-out.
If drink-spiking has happened
to you, there is no other way to go but down. That puts you, your
purse, your car, your apartment and every one you know at the mercy of
your assailant. It also puts you at the mercy of those
if called, and the precise chemicals in your drink along with the
administered by the professionals. Seven to twelve hours is
of time to drive to your residence, take and do what he wants. It
allows him/her access to your address book (your relative’s names, the
of your work) so that he/she can come back and watch that you don’t
authorities. It could allow him/her access to you for more
assaults as was reported from New Zealand.
This is a serious problem. It is not one to be taken
The crime comes from those criminals who do the
drink-spiking, not the
drug that allows the crime. The drug can have all of the law
to it but it is the drink-spiker who is the criminal. Once the
has been put into a drink, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to
a crime has taken place.
Roofies is only part of the problem. It only
facilitates the crime. What is needed is help for the Innocent
Why is it that we blame a pill for the perpetrator's crime? Is it
because the pill facilitates a focal point with which to target our
anger? Is it because the pill can easily be found and
Is it because the pill is something to blame?
Just remember, size doesn’t count. "It was such a small
pill, so innocent
looking, and I only took half of it." It is true that this small,
and very innocent looking pill could put a person into black-out for 12
hours or even cause death. It's not just the knowledge about the
drug that is vital -- you also need to know who has it in their
or has access to these drugs.
To protect oneself, then, the most vital information is
to know if those
around you can access the drug or drugs under the umbrella term
Obviously, if they can access the drug, they can also become
"In Memory Of"
He participated in many rave parties and didn't use GHB but he lived in
a house where GHB was made. He thought
he was perfectly safe until one night he drank what he thought was
and died. Although he was with friends, and knew of their
- one slip as to which container to drink from and this young man is
Some Police will white wash the roofie attack. The
Report in one case, white washes the entire incident as a Welfare and
Code 5150, claiming the victim crazy and taken to the hospital for
This was done, we believe, to keep the crime statistics of the tourist
town low, thus enhancing tourist trade. No arrests will be made.
The criminals are free to continue drink-spiking other tourists who are
easy prey due to their media hype of low crime statistics. See Welfare and Institutions
Thank you again for being a part of the One/s in
SOACOR. Help spread the word of these dangerous crimes committed
the umbrella of a roofies spiked-drink by simply sending the new Soacor
Cybercards rather than an e-mail during this Days Of
Silence. Click here.
Use the SOACOR drink covers, it is a simple download and print.
are provided free. Download
Above all, be safe - - If you turned your head on
an open drink - buy another.
If someone waved a hand over your drink - buy another. If you
walked away from
your drink - buy another. Whatever the cost -
it is safer than to take that sip. Know
who you are with. Ask yourself, "Could they be a
drink-spiker?" Use the buddy
system. Always remember, once in - You ARE OuT!