Patient Comments: Date Rape Drugs - Experience


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Comment from: love, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I consider myself a cautious person so when date rape happened I blamed myself. I thought I had too much to drink... but I only had two ciders and a pina colada before. My next memories are all jumbled up and out of order. I remember sitting down at our third bar, with my old coworker and after taking that fourth drink I blacked out completely. The next thing I remember is him lifting me out the car, taking me to his apartment and proceeding to assault me. Don’t blame yourself, you’re not alone.

Comment from: Legal Secretary, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I never thought it would happen to me! I was having a glass of wine with my employer of 5 years, after work before going home. I thought we were just there for one another since we were both going through divorce. One glass of wine and I went to the restroom, sat down for 2nd glass and said, “you want to have sex?” He smiled and said, ‘can I record this?’ I knew immediately it was date rape drugs in the wine! Grabbed my purse and stumbled to my car with him on my heels. Made it in and locked the door as my ankles buckled; he’s calling, ‘are you ok?’

Comment from: Juju, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I was drugged and I now know raped by at least 1 man prior to being given a Rohypnol type drug in a spiced tea at a club in London, UK. This was in 2003 and due to me blocking the experience out (I convinced myself nothing happened), it has taken me till now, 2019, to start EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy for the post-traumatic stress¬†disorder (PTSD) I have had. This wasn’t triggered until I started a sexual relationship with a new partner sometime later and it took me years to figure out that what was actually happening to me was PTSD. Recovering!

Comment from: BeCareful, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

I went to a gentleman's club three days ago. I remember having one beer and talking to a dancer. My next memory is of a club's valet guy telling me that he'll drive me to my hotel. I felt literally paralyzed and was at his complete mercy for help. My credit cards and all my cash were stolen. Apparently these date rape drugs can also be used for robbery. I'm thankful to be alive.

Comment from: TammyW, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I was drugged by my boyfriend who I was with for 6 years! I believe he was seeing someone behind my back and wanted alone time with her or even more frightening, wanted me to join in on their sick and twisted sex games, by being immobilized. We went out to eat and had margaritas and after 1 drink I don’t remember anything; even supposedly driving 20 minutes home! I’ve drank lots of times but never have I blacked out like this. This has damaged me deeply and I don’t know what to do or how to handle it.

Comment from: Aubrey, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I was being drugged with something that made me pass out. I would be fine and then I’d have memory loss and I'd wake up 8 hours or so later after a full night of sleep. I had several people involved and I have a long messed up story. I'll never be the same person or trust anyone again. My life has been destroyed and whatever they were drugging me with caused extreme migraines that had me on the floor. Since I've gotten away from those people I haven’t passed out since or experienced another migraine.

Comment from: Anonymous , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I was drugged at a music festival recently. Honestly the most horrific feeling as I felt I had no control over my body or actions. I am extremely lucky as my friends noticed I wasn’t myself immediately and kept me safe from any predators.

Comment from: Jewel eyed cat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I was drugged and raped by my boyfriend and his son and my hip was broken. This happened 2 years ago and I am only remembering it now. The physical hip pain every day will always be there. But now I have the emotional pain of remembering it. What do I do now!

Comment from: Sadlady, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 05

I went out with a new coworker. She invited me and a few friends to her house for drinks. All I remember is having a drink and I felt really dizzy. I woke up the next morning outside a hotel lobby. No memory of anything after having the drink and my pelvic area is sore. Just the worst feeling possible.

Comment from: SMS, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I was on a Holland America cruise ship and had my drink spiked by Rohypnol by a fellow passenger - age 64! He entered my state room and robbed me and likely raped me. I woke up from my drug coma unable to breathe. So lucky to be alive today!


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Comment from: rita , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I rented a house from someone a few years ago. I remember feeling like I had taken downers. I had not. I started not being able to remember. I felt sick a lot. I started having vision problems. I was there a few months. I found out the guy had been using date rape drugs for years and filming himself and his friends raping women.

Comment from: terry, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I have been date raped with a drug. A friend was a fantasy dreamer. I had bad effects after the incident. Black outs, headache, tiredness, chills, hot flashes, and nausea like the flu. I locked my doors. I am glad I got away from all this after 3 years.

Comment from: lori, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

On two occasions I was given a beer and blacked out. I believe both were the date rape drug. I was unable to form conscious thought afterward. It took decades before I could consciously say I was attacked with the date rape drug. It destroyed college and my behavior at times is like I was operating multiple personalities. In my mind a sane person would not drink and take the chance.

Comment from: Ginnyl, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I went to a house party and was given two drinks. I only sip my drinks and never had been drunk until this night. I remember waking up on a couch as a 'friend' carried me upstairs to a bedroom. I was raped by several guys. I quit college and moved a thousand miles away, I even changed my name. I'm getting professional help and will not let this ruin my life.

Comment from: sonyalee123, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I went out for about five hours to the local clubs with friends and family. Everything was fine at the first place and I had 2 drinks and 2 water within 4 hours. Then we left there and went to get a burger and on to the next club. I remember the first few sips of my drink and then nothing else. I woke this morning half undressed in my bed, but how did that happen? My head hurt terribly badly and I threw up twice. It was awful. I have been in bed all day. Called my best female friend and she said we went to breakfast and everything. I don't remember anything at all. Pretty scary.

Comment from: wondering, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

Being in college in the mid-70s no one really talked about date rape drugs. I remember going out one night and my girlfriends were all going home. I wanted to stay out and told them I'd get a ride home. There was an after-hours frat 'party' that I was being encouraged to go to. I hesitated as the guy who asked me I didn't know well. Another girl said she was going and would gladly give me a ride there and home. I also didn't know her well, but I figured I was safe. I had been drinking, but seemed okay. They all started smoking pot and I didn't because I didn't smoke. I was offered a drink which I took. I remember feeling woozy and I was asked if I wanted to lie down. I did and who knows how much later I woke up disoriented with a guy on top of me and another watching. I remember being scared and telling him no, but not really doing anything. I woke up a little later and slipped out of the bed and found my way home. I told no one as I was embarrassed and just assumed I must have drunk more than I thought. Two months later I had an abortion from this ordeal and I never told anyone. I took care of it all myself. It wasn't until decades later that I have wondered if I was indeed given some type of date rape drug.

Comment from: Confused, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

My only mistake was not knowing this article before going out that night. I had 3 beers and after an hour I started feeling really drunk. I woke up with no clothes on. I didn"t think anything of it because I just remember having a few. I blacked out. I don"t remember anything at the car except getting sick. The next day I was extremely hung over. A couple of days later my friend said I went home with a guy and he was bragging I slept with him, I don"t even remember seeing him. It has been over 72 hours so I can"t get tested but glad I am alive. Please everyone watch your drinks. Scared me a lot that this could happen to me.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

In my situation, the drug was administered through a cup of coffee. The memory of the actual event, as clear today as it was then. I began to get sleepy, which facilitated the ability to remove my clothing. I remember thinking, I didn"t want to do this, but the "man", quoted because I use this term sarcastically, I trusted. Immediately after I felt a headache, something wrong, so I took a shower. Keeping calm, although confused, as I stood at the door, I felt a vein give in my brain. This drug caused me to have an aneurism. The effects, 7 years later, I have to concentrate on things I once took for granted. I fight every day to regain to full capacity, the passion for life I once had. All I can offer to those reading this, is if you think you"ve been a victim, seek professional help, as soon as possible, and go as you are. I"ve since learned the number one reason why animals get away with this is because of shame. Do not feel ashamed for living a day in your life.


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Comment from: whyme, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I was at home having a drink in the backyard with a friend who lived upstairs and when I woke in my bed, my pelvic area was extremely sore and my vagina was extremely dilated. I had not had sex in months and clearly remember while on my second drink I didn't want any more to drink.

Comment from: channel, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I am still in trauma and would like to hear from others for support.