How Can I Protect Myself From Being Given Drugs Without Knowing It?

Here are some ways that you can protect yourself from being given drugs without your knowledge:

  • Don’t accept beverages from other people.
  • Open your own bottles and cans.
  • Keep your beverage with you at all times, even when you go to the bathroom.
  • Don't share beverages.
  • Don't drink from punch bowls or other common, open containers.
  • If someone offers to get you a refreshment from a bar or at a party, go with the person to order it. Watch it being poured and carry it yourself.
  • Don't drink anything that tastes or smells strange. Sometimes, GHB (date rape drug) tastes salty.
  • If you realize you left your beverage unattended, pour it out and get a new one.
  • If you feel drunk even though you haven’t had any alcohol, or you feel strange in any other way, get help immediately.

For more information, see information on Club Drugs.