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US College hands out coasters that test for date rape drugs

07:45  17 october  2019
07:45  17 october  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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The university's Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention said they are handing out the coasters , which test for GHB and ketamine, drugs commonly referred to as " date rape drugs ." The University of New Mexico is handing out coasters that will test for drugs .

Honestly before that night I thought date rape was something that only happened to girls, but no, even if I honestly don't know if they couldn't test for it, or if they would even bother testing for it being as though The cop drove me home, wished me well, and handed me my underage consumption ticket.

Students at the University of New Mexico can now pick up coasters that will alert them if any drugs are in their drinks, the school announced.

a close up of food: The University of New Mexico is handing out coasters that will test for drugs.© Courtesy University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico is handing out coasters that will test for drugs.

The university's Campus Office of Substance Abuse Prevention said they are handing out the coasters, which test for GHB and ketamine, drugs commonly referred to as "date rape drugs."

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Students can place a drop of their drink onto a dot on the coaster, using their finger or a straw, and if a blue dot appears, it means the drinks tested positive for a detectable amount of either GHB or ketamine.

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A Health.com writer tried the date rape drug test kit, Undercover Colors. Find out how she felt about using a date rape drug test . There are a number of tests out there, like Sabre's strips and DrinkSafe's coasters , which both test for GHB and ketamine (two common date rape drugs ).

Good Night Out is working to make bars and nightclubs safer for women. One of the ways the group wants to do that is with unique drink coasters that can test for GHB, commonly known as the date - rape drug .

A "drug detector" built into the coaster reacts to the chemicals in the drink and produces the blue dot, according to Dr. Randall Starling, a senior research scientist at the office.

Amber Greene, a marketing assistant in the office, told ABC News that there are about 200 coasters left.

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A few students have personally come to the office to pick them up, while other coasters were sent to fraternities and sororities on campus.

"We're always doing prevention work to try to keep students safe when they're out drinking," Greene said.

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