Good friends know each other inside and out. While the signs of spiking can be similar to being drunk, there are things friends can see if you know what to look for.
If your friend seems more drunk than normal for drinking the usual amount, check for these symptoms.
- unusually drunk or more drunk than normal after drinking the same amount.
- Loss of balance, dizziness, clumsiness
- Feeling sleepy, drowsiness
- Visual problems, can’t see straight or blurred double vision
- Nausea, Vomiting
- Unconsciousness or heavy limbs
- Slurred speech
- heightened moods, and loss of inhibition
If you think a friend has been spiked, Follow these steps:
- Dispose of their drink.
- Find somewhere safe away from people.
- Don’t eave your friend alone.
- Arrange transport and travel home with them.
- Inform a member of the bar or security team if possible.
- Stay with your friend until the effects of the drug have worn off and try to get them to A&E within 24 hours of the incident
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