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Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs

by Suellen May
     
 

Date rape drugs earn their name from the primary motivation for their use: to facilitate sexual assault against an unwitting victim. Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ketamine, and Rohypnol are the three main types of drugs referred to as date rape drugs, though alcohol is the most common drug used to facilitate date rape. Although each of these drugs differs in

Overview

Date rape drugs earn their name from the primary motivation for their use: to facilitate sexual assault against an unwitting victim. Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ketamine, and Rohypnol are the three main types of drugs referred to as date rape drugs, though alcohol is the most common drug used to facilitate date rape. Although each of these drugs differs in their effect on the body, they all act as sedatives, frequently causing unconsciousness and amnesia. Easily dissolved in liquids, a date rape drug placed in a victim's drink can be consumed unknowingly and render the victim unconscious. Date Rape Drugs alerts readers to the dangers these drugs pose, how to recognize and avoid them, and how to protect themselves against them.

Drugs are part of everyday life. They can be found on the street, in school, and at home, and although many drugs are beneficial when used properly, the potential for abuse and misuse is great. Understanding Drugs provides a fact-based look at the most common legal and illegal drugs available today, explains how they work, and identifies the risks and benefits of using them. Whether dealing with drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, or therapeutic drugs, such as antibiotics, antidepressants, and prescription pain relievers, the best route to staying safe and healthy is to be informed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604135374
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Chelsea House Understanding Drugs Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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