Keep Safe From Drink Spiking:

28 September 2018 Posted by

Here is a leaflet with advice about keeping yourself safe from drink spiking, or what to do if you think someone has done this to you or someone else:

https://safercornwall.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WWYDC2018.pdf

 

Advice:

  • Always keep an eye on your drink.
  • Be careful accepting drinks, especially from people you don’t know.
  • Watch your drink being served.
  • Ask staff at the bar if they have ‘spikeys’, which make your drink more safe. Consider keeping one with you.
  • If your drink tastes odd, or if you begin to feel really drunk after only a couple of drinks, get help from a trusted friend or a member of staff from the bar management.
  • Leave or stay away from situations or people that you don’t feel comfortable with.
  • If you become aware of an incident, report it to the Police quickly.
  • They will help you to get a drug test as soon as possible, within 12 hours, before the substance leaves your body. This is important evidence that will help them find who did it to you, and prevent it happening to other people.
  • Seek medical help as soon as possible if you have been injured or sexually assaulted. If you are reluctant to go straight to the Police, start by getting medical help, or phone the Cornwall Helpline (see below).
  • Remember that alcohol can affect your actions and reactions as well as reducing your ability to be alert.

Who to call for help:

Police:
If you are in danger, please dial 999 immediately or 101 in a non-emergency.

If you ring 999 but can’t talk, make sure the Police know you are there by coughing or tapping the handset, or by dialling 55.

Cornwall Sexual Violence Helpline:
0300 777 4777

More advice from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drink-spiking-and-date-rape-drugs/

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