Date Rape Drugs Becoming More Popular, UN Warns

February 24, 2010

(ChattahBox) – The United Nations has released a report about the dangers of certain drugs that are being more commonly used for the purpose of date rape.

While the notorious drug Rohypnol has been less used due to stringent restrictions placed on its’ use and sale, several others have become more popular.

Ketamine and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) are both being used more than ever on victims of sexual assault.

Because both have legitimate uses they are hard to regulate, with more druh traffickers using illegal online pharmacies to get access to it from overseas.

Officials at the UN are now calling for added measures to be taken to protect potential victims from unknowingly imbibing one of the date rape drugs.

This could include dyes that would change the color of a drink they were added to.

Ketamine and GBL commonly make the user blackout, and sometimes lose consciousness. They rarely remember more than flashes of the attack.

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