Date Rape Among College Students

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  • Topic: Rape, Date rape drug, Flunitrazepam
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Date Rape among College Students

It’s a typical Saturday night at Purdue tonight. The biggest party of the year is happening at the Gama Alpha Fraternity, and you were invited. You don’t know many of the people that will be attending the party; you only know Jack from Psychology class. You say what the heck, start getting ready and off to the party you go. As soon as you walk in the door you’re greeted by Jack, which he offers you a drink, and you take it. But what you didn’t know is that before you arrived at the party he had slipped some medication into it. This is a common result as to how date rape or acquaintance rape can happen. This is a big problem with college campuses worldwide. Women are the main targets, but men are not excluded. It’s a known fact that half of all people who are raped know the person who attacked them. It could simply be your best friend that you’ve known for many years. There are a couple ways to avoid the date rape situation: these include not going to parties alone or that you’re unfamiliar with, not letting your drink out of your sight or accepting a drink from someone else, and if you’re going to drink or do drugs limit your intake. The more you drink the more likely you are to become a victim of date rape. There are four main drugs that are generally used when a date rape happens. The four drugs that are used are: Alcohol, Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine. These drugs are widely used to alter the mind and body. Alcohol is the easiest tool to use in a date rape. Alcohol can loosen inhibitions, dull common senses, and limit your body movements preventing you from fighting back with all your strength. Rohypnol is a trade name for flunitrazeoam. This drug can be felt within 30 minutes of taking it and can last for hours. A few of the side effects of this medicine are muscle relaxation or loss of muscle control, sleepiness, dizziness, and speech problems. GHB or gamma hydroxybutyric acid which is a liquid and looks like water,...
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