As the number of "Drink spiking" is rising, we are giving you some ideas and solutions to protect yourselves from the nightlife predators.
This is not an article we are happy to write but its necessary and we hope that this list will help some of you guys and make your nights safer.
THE SPIKED DRINK TEST
- The SipChip $14.99
It includes 5 single-use tests and 4 custom carriers (a $9.99 value). Use the carriers to attach tests to your key rings and smart phones so you always have them handy.
When you’re ready to test your drink, simply slip the test out of its carrier, peel back the protective foil, and place a drop of liquid in the test window. Within as little as 30 seconds, you’ll start to see a result…
Info : https://www.undercovercolors.com/products/drink-spiking-tests
- The Testmydrink $12.50
10 STRIPS – 20 TESTS – Place a drop of your beverage onto both spots of one test. 2. Smear each gently, wait until dry. 3. If either spot turns to a darker blue color see back the test strip for further instructions. The Test My Drink Kit comes in an envelope and Company insert card for your convenience. These personal Test My Drink strips are designed to detect the possible presence of the illicit “Date Rape” drugs GHB and Ketamine in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Info : https://www.testmydrink.com/store/english-test-my-drink-kit-10-strips-20-tests
- CheckYourDrink £ 10.00
10 tests pack – Dab your finger, straw or stirrer in the drink, put a drop onto each test patch, look for the colour change…
THE DRINK PROTECTION
- DrinkWatch 10,90€
3 caps 100% silicone to protect your drink. The caps can adapt to almost any kind of glass (Eco-cups, mug, cans…)
You can of course re-use the caps as long as you want!
This may vary from one country to another but you can try to say ‘Angela’, «Ask for Angela» or «Angel shots». These code-phrases indicates to staff that you need help and someone (bartender, security) will assist you and make sure you go home safely.
If you know any other code word in your country, please share them in the comment section.
THE DRINK CHECK
There are simple things you can check to know if your drink has been spiked :
– If the ice-cubes are going down
– If the color of your drink is weird (meaning not an usual color)
– If there are a lot of bubbles with a misty apparence
!NOTE THAT SOME DRUGS ARE COLORLESS &TASTELESS.
IF YOU HAVE A DOUBT, FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS!
THE FIRST SYMPTOMS, HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM?
Credit to : Patient.info
“You may appear unusually drunk or more drunk than normal after drinking the same amount. Your vision can become blurred, you feel dizzy and confused and you may experience nausea or actual vomiting. Some drugs lead to loss of consciousness,” she says.
Other symptoms of drink spiking can include:
- Breathing problems.
- Muscle spasms or seizures.
- Speech difficulties and slurring.
- An unusually long hangover.
- A severe hangover when you did not drink alcohol.
- Having gaps in your memory about what happened the previous night.
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Please party safely, protect and stay with your friends. Help those who might get in danger because of alcohol or drug intoxication, and again, follow your instincts.