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What should my teen do if she suspects she's ingested a date rape drug?

Michele Borba
Psychology

Emphasize that the effect of a spiked drink can take hold in seconds, so act quickly. Sometimes you may not have those seconds. So review what to do if your child ever thinks a drink has been spiked.

Act quickly. If you feel funny, nauseous, do not wait to get help. You have mere seconds. Call and text a friend close by, call a taxi, go to apartment manager, or dial 911. Always leave your address with dispatcher or friend you are calling so in case you pass out they can find you.

Be a friend. Do not leave a friend in trouble. Call 911 for help.

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