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Drink Spiking: Awareness and Avoidance

Drink spiking has become a social and health problem of alarming proportions. This program explains what drink spiking is and helps students recognize situations that may increase vulnerability to drink spiking and date rape. Highlighting the growing prevalence of the crime, the video uses case studies to illustrate when and where the offense is likely to occur and profiles the type of people who do it. Also examined are the substances commonly used in drink spiking—including their street names and their potential physical, emotional, and social effects—and the consequences for those who commit drink spiking. Expert guests include Geoff Munro, director of the Australian Drug Foundation. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (29 minutes)

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What Is Drink Spiking?
Drink spiking is illegal and occurs when one puts a substance in another person's drink with the intention of causing that person harm. The victim usually has no recollection of the event. Drugs can cause loss of consciousness and memory.