If you are out and suspect you have been spiked, you can take the following steps..
1. Notify someone you trust
This could be a friend, member of staff or security or a healthcare professional.
2. Seek medical help
This is particularly important if you if you feel drowsy, unwell or are experiencing hallucinations/visual issues.
3. Contact the Gardaí
If you feel comfortable, you can report what happened to the Gardaí. In an emergency, please call 999 or 112.
4. Inform the venue
If you feel comfortable, you can inform the venue that you were spiked.
Remember - the only person to blame for spiking is the perpetrator. It is never the victims fault.
If you are working in a venue and there is a report of spiking, it is important that you believe the victim and signpost them to support (for example, the hospital or the Gardaí).
If you were subjected to sexual violence, help and support is available. Click the button below to find details of your local rape crisis centre or your local sexual assault treatment unit.