As parents when we send our kids off to college we expect they will be safe and make the right choices. Unfortunately there may be some things that cloud their judgment and they can be taken advantage of. Sometimes those dangers can go hand in hand.
Statistics of "Roofies" and Date Rape
1.Rohypnol is a tranquilizer about ten times more potent than Valium
2.Roofies are extremely affordable as an illicit drug, at prices which are usually less than $5 per tablet.
3.90% of date rapes occur when either the victim or attacker was drinking
4.90% of all campus rapes occur when alcohol has been used by either the assailant or the victim
5.55% of female students and 75% of male students involved in acquaintance rape admit to having been drinking or using drugs when the incident occurred
6.7 out of 10 college students admit that they’ve consented to sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol that they normally wouldn’t have consented to if they were sober
The most common place Rohypnol appears is at college parties. The sad reality being that the drug dissolves in liquid so it's never really detected. In 1997 the formulation of roofies was changed by the manufacturer so that they could not be dissolved clearly into a fluid. Instead of being clear, the tablets were made in smaller doses with a blue core and a green outer coating. This dyes liquids blue, but they can still be dissolved in blue liquids without noticing it. When taken in such a manner, the effects of Rohypnol can usually be seen within the first 20 minutes of ingesting the drug. In return, those symptoms may last for up to 12 hours or more without memory of that time for the person who took the drug.
Justifeyed will not stand by and let this happen. We want to be protection and a sense of safety for the young adults. We can offer safety at their fingertips and be a warning to those who want to conduct this kind of behavior, that they will be caught. Help launch Justifeyed and help our kids colleges experiences be some of their greatest times and memories.