What is drink spiking?
A drink can be spiked with drugs or alcohol to make the person more vulnerable and can be carried out for a variety of motives, including theft or sexual assault.
If you believe this has happened to you, please follow the advice below and report the incident on Report + Support. We’ll respond within one working day, during term time, to offer support if you choose the ‘Report and Speak to an Advisor’ option. If you choose to report anonymously, this will still help us to gather important information about the extent to which this crime is happening in our local area.
- Feeling drunk very quickly/more than you would expect
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Feeling unusually tired
- Feeling sick or vomiting
- Losing consciousness
- If you are with friends you trust, ask them to help you and report it to a member of staff at the venue.
- If you are alone, ask for help from a member of venue staff.
- If you are in immediate physical danger call 999.
- If you are feeling seriously unwell, ask a trusted friend to escort you to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (the nearest to campus is at Manchester Royal Infirmary).
- If you are on campus you can call the Campus Security Team on 0161 247 2222 or use the SafeZone app to request immediate help.
- If you are with friends you can trust, report the incident to a member of staff at the venue and ask your friends to escort you home.
- If you are alone, ask for help from a member of venue staff. Don’t go home alone or leave with someone you don’t know well.
- Call 101 as soon as possible to report the incident to the Police. Substances can leave the body within 12 hours and so it’s important to contact them early so they can test your urine or blood.
- Contact your GP or 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
- If you believe you have been sexually assaulted, you can report this to the Police on 101. St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre is open 24 hours and offers immediate crisis support. You can contact them on 0161 276 6515.
- Tell the University what has happened by making a report on Report + Support and we’ll respond within one working day if you choose to share your contact details.
- Get help from a member of staff at the venue.
- Stay with them and keep talking to them.
- Escort them home – don’t let them leave alone or leave with someone you don’t know or trust.
- Call an ambulance if they are seriously ill.
if you choose to report an incident with your details, our team will be able to arrange support from the Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing team. If you would like to contact them direct, please call them on 0161 247 3493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.