But most experts prefer the term "drug-facilitated sexual assault." These drugs also are used to help people commit other crimes, like robbery and physical assault. The term "date rape" also can be misleading because the person who commits the crime might not be dating the victim. Return to top Return to top These drugs are very powerful.
If you are drugged, you might look and act like someone who is drunk. GHB can cause these problems: Ketamine is very fast-acting.
You might be aware of what is happening to you, but unable to move. Later, you might not be able to remember what happened while you were drugged. They should only be used under a doctor's care and order.
Ketamine can cause these problems: Return to top Some of these drugs are legal when lawfully used for medical purposes. Return to top Any drug that can affect judgment and behavior can put a person at risk for unwanted or risky sexual activity. In fact, alcohol is the drug most commonly used to help commit sexual assault.
These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault.
Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity that a person does not agree to.
It can include touching that is not okay; putting something into the vagina; sexual intercourse; rape; and attempted rape. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking.
The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged.
The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself.
If you are drugged, you might not remember what happened while you were drugged.
Date rape drugs are used on both females and males.
The three most common date rape drugs are: These drugs also are known as "club drugs" because they tend to be used at dance clubs, concerts, and "raves."The term "date rape" is widely used.