Drugs and sexual assault: A review

Reviews the drugs used as date rape drugs as well as to review the modalities of detection for such drugs. Rohypnol or flunitrazepam; Gamma-hydroxybutyrate; Ketamine; Ecstasy
Author: 
Pope,Elena
Shouldice,Michelle
Notes: 
IL- 1 chart AN- 4584011 Full Text: Unavailable
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
51
End Page: 
55
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 
National data reveals that in 75% of rape cases, the perpetrator is known to the victim. A growing number of rapes are associated with the use of drugs for its rapid action in inducing sedation and its ability to go undetected. A review of drugs currently used as date rape drugs is provided; namely rohypnol, GHB, ketamine, and ecstasy. Due to its short half-life, detection during examination is very difficult. A review of methods of screening for these drugs is also provided.
Topic Areas: 
Alcohol, Vulnerability
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
356
Publication Date: 
2001/01