Practically any drug (administered openly or surreptitiously) that facilitates rape could be considered a date rape drug.Since the mid-1990s, the media and researchers have documented a new form of DFSA featuring date rape drugs such as rohypnol and ketamine.To gain full recovery, you need to take steps to improve other areas of your life, such as learning to deal with work and family. You will likely need support to stay sober and in recovery.
A date rape drug, also referred to as a predator drug, is any drug that is an incapacitating agent which, when administered to another person, incapacitates the person and renders them vulnerable to a drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA), including rape.Alcohol abuse means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking every day or drinking too much at a time.Alcohol abuse can harm your relationships, cause you to miss work, and lead to legal problems such as driving while drunk (intoxicated).It can sometimes be hard to know when you begin to drink too much.You are at risk of drinking too much and should talk to your doctor if you are: Alcohol problems may be diagnosed at a routine doctor visit or when you see your doctor for another problem.When you abuse alcohol, you continue to drink even though you know your drinking is causing problems. You might be dependent on alcohol if you have three or more of the following problems in a year: Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease. Like many other diseases, it has a course that can be predicted, has known symptoms, and is influenced by your genes and your life situation.If you continue to abuse alcohol, it can lead to alcohol dependence. You are physically or mentally addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is part of many people's lives and may have a place in cultural and family traditions.A 2009 Australian study found that of 97 instances of patients admitted to hospital believing their drinks might have been spiked, illicit drugs were detected in 28% of samples, and nine cases were identified as "plausible drink spiking cases".This study defined a "plausible drink spiking case" in such a way that cases where (a) patients believed that their drink had been spiked, and (b) lab tests showed agents that patients said they had not ingested would still be ruled out as plausible if the patient did not also (c) exhibit "signs and symptoms" that were considered "consistent with agents detected by laboratory screening." The drug most commonly used to facilitate sexual assault is alcohol, consumed voluntarily.One of the most common types of DFSA are those in which a victim consumes a recreational drug such as alcohol that was administered surreptitiously.There is currently no comprehensive data on how frequently DFSA occurs with the use of surreptitious drug administration.