Date Rape Among College Students

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Date Rape among College Students It’s a typical Saturday night at Purdue tonight. The biggest party of the year is happening at the Gama Alpha Fraternity, and you were invited. You don’t know many of the people that will be attending the party; you only know Jack from Psychology class. You say what the heck, start getting ready and off to the party you go. As soon as you walk in the door you’re greeted by Jack, which he offers you a drink, and you take it. But what you didn’t know is that before you arrived at the party he had slipped some medication into it. This is a common result as to how date rape or acquaintance rape can happen. This is a big problem with college campuses worldwide. Women are the main targets, but men are…show more content…
If you have dark liquor, it will mask the salty taste. Also not sharing drinks with your friends, even if you know them very well and you’ve been friends for years. You don’t know who they received their drink from or what they’re drinking. Punch bowls are also a huge target. They can easily be spiked without anyone knowing, especially at a fraternity party because some of the guys are depending on that to get their way with the girls. Do not drink from punch bowls what so ever. The final solution to avoiding a date rape is if you’re going to drink, limit your intake. Granted it’s a party but when you act stupid and take shot after shot and play games, you’re asking for trouble. As I mentioned before, alcohol is the number one date rape drug. Alcohol impairs your mind making it harder to think clearly or be able to recognize trouble around you. And if you plan on doing drugs because that’s your thing, limit your intake as well. Drugs can be mixed with one another, and you never know what the outcome could be. It could even be the worst possible outcome – death. The only thing you can do if you’re going to go to a party, drink and try drugs is to be careful. Try and get to know the people around you and the environment beforehand. It can become very hard at a party for you to limit or even avoid the situation of drinking and drugs. Everyone has a way of manipulating people and peer pressuring
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