Drink Spiking & Safety

Drug & Alcohol Misuse


The easy availability of Rohypnol, GHB and other "date-rape" drugs has caused embarrassment to the hosts of venues and distress to it's victims


  • Rohypnol is the brand name of flunitrazepam, a surgical anaesthetic or sleeping pill. It is around 10 times more potent than the most common prescription sleeping pills.
  • The pills are usually round, white, and labelled "Roche," Sometimes, the pills are ground up into a powder. Rohypnol dissolves quickly in liquid. It has a bitter taste when mixed in a drink, but like GHB, its taste may be mostly covered
  • Prescription versions should turn blue in a drink; counterfeit versions will not
  • Rohypnol tablets are called Roofies, Roach, Roofenol, Roché, La Rocha, Roll-and-Fall, Rope, or The Forget-Me Pill (and other names)
  • 2. GHB
  • GHB is available as a clear, slightly salty tasting liquid or white powder
  • Slang / Street Names: Grievous Bodily Harm, G an others
  • GHB is often manufactured in homes with recipes and ingredients found and purchased on the Internet
  • GHB is a central nervous system depressant that can relax or sedate the body; intoxicating effects begin 10 to 20 minutes after the drug is taken. The effects typically last up to 4 hours, but overdose can occur quickly
  • GHB is cleared from the body relatively quickly, so it is sometimes difficult to detect in emergency rooms and other treatment facilities
  • Ketamine - known as "K" or "Special K" - was developed as a surgery anaesthetic and is closely related to PCP
  • Ketamine is a legal prescription drug, mostly used in veterinary practice. It is a "dissociative", causing a splitting from reality
  • It may take the form of a white powder or as a liquid in small pharmaceutical bottles
  • Ketamine is odourless and tasteless
  • The effect of Ketamine is very quick - if put in a drink you may lose consciousness in a minute
  • The drug makes users delirious; it can cause hallucinations, amnesia and difficulty hearing; overdose may be fatal
  • Date Rape & Drink Spiking

    Date Rape & Drink Spiking

    Drink Spiking drugs can be concoted from Internet recipes - we have a developed high profile campaign working with Universities and in Corporate functions across the country to work in prevention and awareness, as well as helping institutions monitor the level of abuse in their environment

    Challenge 25 Training

    Challenge 25

    By threat of license suspension and license review the Licensed trade have made significant inroads into the problems of underage drinking. We work with major retailers and pubcos to implement Challenge 25 procedures by implementng on-site training programmes and providing point of sale material

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