Kenyans especially Nairobians like to turn up a lot and in the process, most people choose to indulge in a variety of alcoholic drinks as they party. However, there is a negative side to going out to party in clubs, parties, and other social functions where alcohol is served; your drink being spiked. Although alcoholic beverages are most likely to be spiked, limiting yourself to soda or other non-alcoholic beverages doesn’t guarantee you enough protection.
Some of these drugs which have been highlighted before on this site are tasteless, colorless and can be added easily into any liquid. The most commonly used drugs cause weakness in the body muscles, sedation and memory loss, making them the perfect tools to facilitate a crime. But honestly, why would someone in their right senses drug you? There are a lot of possible motives, ranging from serious crimes like rape and robbery to practical jokes or pranks.
Because there is no sure way to be certain whether your drink or a friend’s drink has been spiked, it’s important to educate yourself and practice the following cautions in all situations.
Signs that you have been drugged.
1.Money or valuable personal belongings are missing.
2. You remember feeling extremely drunk, even though you didn’t have that much to drink.
3. You just feel that something is not right.
4. You don’t remember how past events unfolded.
5. You smell unusual odors on your skin or clothes.
6. Your clothes are in disarray as if someone else put them on.
7. You have bruises, scratches or unusual pain
8. You wake up in a strange place.
Safety guidelines to prevent being drugged
1. Never ever leave your drink unattended while you’re at a party, concert or nightclub – Even if you are going to the washroom.
2. If your drink has a bitter, salty or strange taste, stop drinking immediately.
3. Opt for unopened bottled drinks or cans over glass drinks.
4. Avoid drinking to the point where you cannot be aware of your surroundings.
5. Trust your instincts ..if you are not comfortable with something or someone just leave it immediately.
6. Avoid communal drinks served in bowls or other containers.
7. If you’re going to a club, bar or party, try to avoid taking valuable personal belongings, credit cards or large amounts of cash. If you do take valuables with you, try to keep them out of sight of others. They always attract crime.
8. If you feel faint, dizzy, nauseous, weak or exceptionally drunk after not drinking very much just leave and take a cab immediately or call a friend.
Drink spiking can cause severe emotional, depression, and physical trauma or even worse – death. At victormatara.com, we want you to be safe and healthy.