There are clearly a lot of problems in the world today but some of those problems are not mentioned often enough. An article I recently came across really opened my mind in regards to something I never thought much about.
The article I mentioned above was one from the website TheOdysseyOnline and it was titled ‘I went to Vegas for my 21st birthday and it taught me to never take my eyes off my drink.’ This article outlined a young woman’s firsthand experience with being roofied. While her experience was not as damning as some of those other girls are forced to endure it is still one that really needed to be told.
According to the Rape Crisis Center, most of the cases they see have been victims of spiked beverages. Roofie crimes in that city are some of the most common and are a growing issue. Roofie is a slang term for the drug Rohypnol but can also be several other similar drugs.
Rohypnol is a tranquilizer about ten times more potent than Valium. It is used to commit sexual assaults because it renders the victim incapable of resisting. It is basically paralyzing causing those who are drugged with it to literally collapse to the floor able to see the things going on but unable to move. They also tend to struggle with being able to remember the things that happened.
This is something that happens to those who are famous, the average person, men, and women. Anyone can be at risk. Many people say that one of the most important things a person needs to know when it comes to going out in Vegas is that they should never leave their drinks unattended and they should never accept drinks from other people, even people they know.
The young lady who wrote her story in TheOdysseyOnline had merely went out to celebrate her 21st birthday and was roofied by a club promoter. Things could have gone terribly wrong if she and her friend had not left the club when they did. They managed to make it back to their hotel room and sleep. The next day when trying to figure out why she and her friend were feeling so dreadful they uncovered that they literally had accidental footage of him drugging their drinks.
We should all be as careful as possible when it comes to things like this. The people we face in this world do not all come with good intentions. Crimes like this often go unreported and official testing for date rape drugs can be difficult at best. While I mentioned Las Vegas a lot this is also an issue in other places, we should never be too trusting of people we do not know. For more information on this kind of thing please feel free to check out the video below.
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