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karatemonkey's picture

hi people.

i got asked for some advice but really dont have knowledge of this subject and wondered if anyone can give me advice.

spiked/drugged drinks,how to stay safe or spot them and what to do if you believe you have been a victim of this.

thanks inadvance 

Tau's picture

This video appeared on my Facebook feed a couple of weeks ago.

The cynic in me wonders if it was set up. It's irrelevnt as it serves a useful purpose, that being awareness of how easily this could happen.

It should be obvious (!) that the best defence is pro-activity. Be aware of the potential. Don't let your drink out of your sight. Literally out of your sight. Be with friends. Don't go to places where this could happen. Don't lose your awareness. Don't get p1$$ed

Treatment: the victim needs A&E. Simple as. Drugs can be cut with a number of substances. Different drugs stay in the body for longer periods. Some drugs just need to be allowed time to go through the body. Others can be very serious. You can get heart issues from some drugs, some will interact with the victim's existing medication, some will cause potentially fatal rises in temperature or thirst. Some will cause the victim to carry out dangerous activities.

This is brief but that's probably best.

Iain Abernethy
Iain Abernethy's picture

The NHS has some useful advice:


It is well worth a read and covers the topic thoroughly.

All the best,


Neil Babbage
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It amazes me that people let their drink out of their sight anyway... when I was young it wasn't spiking - it was spitting and tapping out cigarettes. It's the same old story of situational awareness. On a similar vein, I am amazed when people just accept food or drink from people on the street in unsealed containers as samples.