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Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Commonly Used Drugs

The drugs most often used in sexual assaults are—

  • Alcohol.
  • GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate).
  • Rohypnol.
  • Ketamine.
  • Over-the-counter drugs.
  • Other substances with sedative effects.

According to the National Drug Intelligence Center12

Drugs used in sexual assaults typically are distributed at raves, dance clubs, and bars, but they are increasingly being sold in schools, on college campuses, and at private parties. Some of these drugs also are purchased via the Internet while others [particularly alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription drugs] are often found in homes.