How do you know if your drink was spiked?
If your drink has been spiked you may not be able to see, smell or taste it. The drug or extra alcohol may be colourless and odourless and may not affect the taste of your drink. Warning signs include: Feeling dizzy or faint.
Symptoms of drink spiking
- feeling drunk, woozy or drowsy.
- feeling drunker than expected.
- mental confusion.
- speech difficulties such as slurring.
- memory loss.
- loss of inhibitions.
- nausea and vomiting.
- Most experts classify the progression of the disease in three stages: early, middle and end/late-stage alcoholism. Some classify the disease into four stages, including the adaptive stage, dependence, progression and conclusion.
- Research from Penn State shows that alcohol decreases protein synthesis by 15% to 20% after 24 hours, but not sooner. It may sound crazy, but having a few drinks on Friday night after training is better than having them on Saturday night (when your body is recovering).
- Alcohol is what's called a “diuretic.” Specifically, a diuretic is defined as a substance that increases, or helps to increase, the production of urine. Dehydration: Alcohol consumption can also lead to dehydration, which can also lead to bladder irritation.
Most date rape drugs take effect within 30 minutes and symptoms usually last for several hours. However, if you pass out it will be hard to know the full effect. You may still feel some of the symptoms of a date rape drug after a night's sleep.
- Rohypnol, GHB and ketamine aren't the only drugs used in spiking. Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a hallucinogenic sedative that is often blended into beverages at underground clubs, parties or raves. Legal benzodiazepines like Xanax or Klonopin have also been used to spike drinks and facilitate crimes.
- GHB stands for gamma hydroxybutyrate. Put crudely, it is a metabolite that functions as a depressant to the central nervous system, which means it functions as a relaxant. The drug has attracted numerous slang names, including: G, Gina, and Liquid Ecstasy (more on that soon).
- In the United States, one "standard" drink contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in: 12 ounces of regular beer, which is usually about 5% alcohol. 5 ounces of wine, which is typically about 12% alcohol. 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which is about 40% alcohol.
Rohypnol, GHB and ketamine aren't the only drugs used in spiking. Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a hallucinogenic sedative that is often blended into beverages at underground clubs, parties or raves. Legal benzodiazepines like Xanax or Klonopin have also been used to spike drinks and facilitate crimes.
- Without further ado, here are the 10 most addictive illegal drugs, in reverse order:
- Marijuana. Although marijuana is the most benign drug on this list, it certainly can cause changes in the brain to the point of addiction.
- Bath Salts.
- Cannabis that contains more than 1.0% THC is classified as an illegal drug in Switzerland. Thus, according to the Federal Law on Drugs: the production, culture, use, and possession of cannabis, are all prohibited and considered as criminal infringements.
- After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found in the blood of drivers involved in crashes. Tests for detecting marijuana in drivers measure the level of delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana's mind-altering ingredient, in the blood. But the role that marijuana plays in crashes is often unclear.
Updated: 22nd September 2018