Date rape happens when someone is forced against their will to have sex with another person. In most cases the victim will know the attacker but there are some cases where the victim has never met the attacker.

Usually, sexual predators use alcohol or drugs to commit sexual assault: they will add the date rape drug as a powder to the victim’s drink, and the victim will then be sexually assaulted and not remember it.  It is important to remember that mixing drugs with alcohol can be fatal and serious. People who commit date rapes will likely spend time in jail.

Date rape is very damaging to the victim both physically and emotionally. Often a victim can feel guilty, responsible, or embarrassed for what happened to them, even though date rape is NEVER the victim’s fault. Victims of date rape can seek help. If you or someone you know was a victim of date rape, check out our article “Someone I know is a Victim of Date Rape”.

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