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Unformatted text preview: Date Rape Dr ugs Cather ine N. Rasber r y, M.S. Texas A& M University Overview • What is date rape? • What are date rape drugs? • Types of date rape drugs • Specific information about each type • How to protect yourself • What if you are a victim? Date Rape • “Sexual assault by an acquaintance when on a date” Crooks, R.C. and Baur, K. (2002). Our Sexuality (8 th ed.) . Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth. What are Date Rape Drugs? • Drugs used to commit rape by making individuals incapable of say no or asserting themselves • Used to make individuals pass out and/or “yield unknowingly in a sexual way” Robbins, G., Powers, D., & Burgess, S. (2002). A Wellness Way of Life (5 th ed.) . New York: McGraw Hill. Types of Date Rape Drugs • Rohypnol • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) • Ketamine Hydrochloride • Additional contributing factor – Alcohol Rohypnol • I ntended use: prescription sleeping pill (outside U.S.) and pre-anesthetic • Sedative effects similar to Valium, but much more potent • Common names include: roofies, ruffies, R2, roachies, la rocha, rope, Mexican valium “Date rape drug (Rohypnol).” The National Women’s Health Information Center. Available from <http://www.4woman.gov/faq/rohypnol.htm> “Rohypnol Fact Sheet.” Teen Advice. Available from <http://teenadvice.about.com/library/weekly/aa062502c.htm> Rohypnol (continued) • Small white tablet that dissolves easily in liquid • Colorless, tasteless, odorless • Pill appearance: split-pill line, word “ROCHE” and an encircled 1 or 2 “Date rape drug (Rohypnol).” The National Women’s Health Information Center. Available from <http://www.4woman.gov/faq/rohypnol.htm> “Date rape drugs: What you need to know.” University of Illinois. Available from <http://www.odos.uiuc.edu/women/date_rape_drugs.asp> Robbins, G., Powers, D., & Burgess, S. (2002). A Wellness Way of Life (5 th ed.) . New York: McGraw Hill. Rohypnol (continued) • Produces sedative effect within 30 minutes that last for up to 8 hours • Can result in amnesia or even death • Other effects: Crooks, R.C. and Baur, K. (2002). Crooks, R....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HLTH 700 taught by Professor Chaney during the Fall '05 term at Texas A&M.

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