Common Health Problems Among College Students And Young Adults Face Today

1765 Words Nov 6th, 2016 8 Pages
A common health problem many college students and young adults face today is the consequence of facing the issue of “date rape.” Rape is when a person is forced to have vaginal, anal, and/or oral sex without consent. On Urban Dictionary, a dictionary based and edited by society, the term date rape is defined as, “you spike a target 's drink with a sedative drug, usually GHB or Rohypnol, and wait for them to become affected and semi-unconscious” (“Date rape,” 2005). The concrete definition suggests that “date rape” is when the victim is raped by an individual he/she is acquainted with (“Date Rape,” n.d) . In other words, this is considered to be rape from someone you know; it may involve a family member, a friend, fellow co-worker, a peer, or even a partner. In many cases, the victim is drugged after consuming a spiked drink from the perpetrator. The common drugs that facilitates “date rape” are: flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and ketamine. In popular culture these drugs are referred to as roofies, liquid ecstasy, and “special k”, respectively (“What is rape and date rape?,” 2009). These drugs are known to facilitate date rape due to their lack of color, smell or taste which make it difficult to detect especially in dark-colored drinks or in a dark atmosphere (“What is rape and date rape?,” 2009). The effects of these drugs include, but are not limited to, altering one’s ability to be in control, causing one to feel very weak and dazed, and…

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