The likelihood of having your drink spiked on a day or night out
in St Helens is very low, however the Safer St Helens Community
Safety Partnrship want to equip our residents and visitors with the
information on what to do should the worst happen.
Spiking occurs when alcohol, date rape drugs, illegal drugs or
prescription drugs are added to a persons drink, with the intention
of making them lose control of themselves, or becoming
incapacitated. It can happen to anybody of any age or gender. The
substances can be tasteless, odourless and colourless, so are hard
to detect, they can take effect in around 15 - 30 minutes and
symptoms can last for several hours.