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Date Rape

Rapists aren't always strangers.

When someone you know - a date, steady boyfriend, or casual friend - forces you to have sex, it's still rape.

Preventing Date Rape

As a woman, you can...
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What Are "Date Rape" Drugs?

Rohyponol ("roofies", "roopies", "circles", "the forget pills") works like a tranquilizer. It causes muscle weakness, fatigue, slurred speech loss or motor coordination and judgment, and amnesia that lasts up to 24 hours. It looks like aspirin-small, white, round.

GHB ( also known as "liquid X, "salt water", or "scoop") also causes quick sedation. Its effects are drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, coma, and death. Its most common form is a clear liquid although it can also be a white, grainy powder.

Rohyponol and GHB are called the date rape drugs because when they are slipped into someone's drink, a sexual assault can take place without the victim being able to remember what happened.

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If Date Rape Happens:...

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