Coasters Detect Drinks Spiked With Date-Rape Drugs

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Well, this is depressing: enough people are putting date rape drugs into the drinks of unsuspecting women that an entire preventative industry had grown around the phenomenon. Drink Safe Texas is a company that produces coasters and test strips that will let you know if your drink has been spiked with either GHB or ketamine. (They also sell the bizarre alcotops, plastic seals for your bottle.)

Last week their drink safe coaster resulted in the arrest of an off-duty reserve officer who had spiked the drinks of two women at a bar in Dallas. While we're glad that the women were unhurt, and that this empowers people in what is usually a very powerless situation, we're dismayed at how prevalent this phenomenon is. Below, a creepy video of how quickly someone can slip something into your drink. Be careful out there, kids.

Video: How to Spike a Drink

Video: NBC News Report

—Paula Forbes

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