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Things you can do to protect yourself

  • Tell someone where you’ll be and with whom.
  • Go out with people you know and trust.
  • Watch your drink at all times.
  • Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know and try to watch a bartender make your drink or open it.
  • If you see someone looking very drunk who hasn’t consumed much or any alcohol, get her or him medical help immediately.
  • If you suspect someone has used a drug to assault you, you can ask to have your urine tested for date rape drugs such as GHB, rohypnol, GBL and ketamine.
  • Many drugs that are easily accessible and taken recreationally can be used to help someone commit a sexual assault. These drugs can render a victim unconscious and cause them to have no memory of the incident. The drug most commonly used to help a perpetrator assault someone is alcohol, so be cautious and know your limits.

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