Center for Women and Families

Substance Facilitated Sexual Assaultdurg

Definition - occurs when a chemical agent is used by a person to assist or procure sexual contact.

Types of Date Rape Drugs

Alcohol

  • Is the #1 most widely used date rape drug
  • It acts as a Center Nervous System Depressant (CNS)
  • Decreases inhibitions
  • May result in impaired perceptions
  • Has a rapid onset of 15 to 20 minutes

GHB “Gamma-hydroxybutyrate”

  • A sedative, similar to alcohol in effect.
  • Salty taste can sometimes be detected in drinks.

Rohypnol

  • A type of benzodiazepine, used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks.

Ketamine

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