Updated: Jul 16
Recent increases in involuntary drugging reports are alarming. The majority are occurring in places where alcohol is being served.
As always, monitor drinks closely, whether they are alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Watch your drinks being poured and alert someone immediately if you begin to feel a physical reaction that is different from your norm. If your hands or feet begin to feel heavy, you notice your speech is slurred, or you find yourself with a quick change in balance, find help and get to a safe place.
Planning for such experiences saves lives. Make sure you and those you are with have a plan that is well developed and based on your area's circumstances and possible limitations. Which hospital would you go to? Would you want to be drug tested? Will they drug test you at that hospital? What types of drugs will they test for since a myriad can be used? Do you want law enforcement contacted to assist? What is their protocol? What do your state's laws say about involuntary druggings? Do the establishments you are going to train their staff to look for signs of such crimes? If so, what are they trained to do, and are they quick to share any video footage with authorities in pursuit of the perpetrator?
All of these questions are important to consider with your crew. Not sure of some of the answers? Contact your local agencies and healthcare providers to discover more and help #protectthetribe.