safer partying drug
drug-assisted sexual assault
It is safest not to share drinks, accept drinks from anyone you donít fully
trust, or leave drinks unattended e.g. whilst on the dance floor. Closed
sipper bottles are safer than open bottles or glasses, but itís still safest not
to leave them unattended.
If feeling unusually tired, sick, or intoxicated then ask a trusted friend to
help get you home. Phone (or have someone else phone) someone you trust to
pick you up. If very concerned, seek medical attention.
If taking a friend home, keep an eye on them, ensure theyíre in the recovery
position when lying down (see fits and passing out), and phone
an ambulance if concerned or uncertain.
Taking sexual advantage of anyone too
intoxicated/out of it to give informed consent Ė even if you didnít give them
alcohol or other drugs Ė is drug-assisted sexual assault. This can seriously
traumatise people, land you in jail, and is totally unacceptable.
Also refer to drug-assisted
sexual assault support contacts.
If you are concerned about your own or someone else's drug use,
CADS now on 09-845 1818 or www.cads.org.nz