Warning Signs That You Have Been Drugged

Warning signs that you may have been drugged:

Victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault awaken with no memory of the events of the previous night. Often they wonder how it was that they were able to get so drunk off one or two drinks. It is not uncommon for the victim to know she had sex but to not remember any of the details. This is one of the signs that someone could have given the victim a date rape drug.

  • If you recall drinking or having a drink, but cannot recall what happened for a period of time after consuming a drink.
  • If you suspect that sexual contact has taken place, but cannot remember any or all of the incident.
  • If you feel more intoxicated than you usually do after drinking an amount of alcohol you are used to consuming.
  • If you wake up feeling hung over and/or experience a memory lapse or cannot account for periods of time.

It is possible that you could be a victim of a Drug Facilitated Assault.

What to do if you suspect you have been a victim of a drug facilitated sexual assault

It is important to be tested to confirm the use of drug. Blood can be tested up to 24 hours and urine up to 96 hours following ingestion however every minute the drug is in your system is valuable time lost. Get tested immediately if possible.

  • Get to a safe place. Ask a trusted friend to stay with you and assist you in getting help.
  • Call law enforcement.
  • Seek medical help immediately.
  • Describe any and all symptoms fully to your physician or nurse.
  • Tell the physician or nurse that you may have been drugged. It is imperative that you be tested as soon as possible for the drug’s presence in your body, as most of these substances can only be detected for a short period of time after ingestion.
  • Try not to urinate prior to providing urine samples, as trace amounts of these drugs may remain in your system for up to 96 hours.
  • If possible, find cups or glasses from which you drank and submit these to the police for laboratory testing.

Also contact your local hotline to ask advice on how to proceed or to have increased support in dealing with your assault.