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Date Rape Drugs

GHB ( GAMMAHYDROXYBUTYRATE )
STREET NAMES:

*Liquid E * GBH * Gib * Georgia home boy * Natural sleep-500 Soap * Oxy-sleep *
* Grievous bodily harm * Gamma-oh * Scoop * Saltwater * Liquid Ecstasy * Liquid X * Cheery Meth *

APPEARANCE:
Pure powder form or mixed with water.
Highly concentrated street form (liquid) available in small plastic bottles, about the size of a sample of shampoo.
Colorless, odorless, tasteless.
Dissolves quickly and completely.
Can look like brown sugar, but most common is the clear dose.

HOW INGESTED:
Rapidly and almost entirely absorbed following oral ingestion.
Onset of symptoms within approximately 5-20 minutes and lasts approximately three hours.


SIDE EFFECTS:
* Drowsiness * Amnesia * Dizziness * Sweating * Enhanced sensation * Agitation * Hallucinations *
* Seizures and tremors * Restlessness * Headache * Nausea and vomiting * Excessive salivation *
* Reduced blood pressure * Decreased heart rate * Decreased respiration rate *
* Reduced body temperature * Abrupt loss of consciousness * Delusions *


FACTS ABOUT GHB:

GHB is usually doled out by capfuls, teaspoons, drops, or "swigs". It may be sold or passed around in containers of varying sizes, including sports bottles, designer water bottles, eye dropper bottles, baby food jars, sample size shampoo bottles, or plastic water jugs. Or it may be offered as a small paper cup of clear liquid.
When it dissolves in a drink, it is colorless and odorless. However, it may be recognizable by its slightly salty taste.

Sometimes people who lace drinks with GHB attempt to mask the salty taste of the drug by mixing it with a sweet liqueur, or they might try to explain the salty taste by calling the special potion a "energy drink."

GHB can render an unsuspecting individual unconscious with as little as a teaspoon mixed in a drink.

Even small amounts mixed with alcohol can cause an overdose.
Does not produce the extreme muscle paralysis and extreme memory loss associated with Rohypnol, but the chances of not remembering are very high.

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ROHYPNOL ( FLUNITRAZEPAM )
STREET NAMES:

* Roaches * Roapies * Rib * Ro-Shay * Rochas Dos * Rope * Run-Trip-and-Fall * Roofies * Rophies *
* R-2s * Larocha * Mexican Valium * Roach * Roofenol * Ruffies * Roches*

APPEARANCE:
A white dime sized pill that dissolves quickly in alcohol or other beverages.
Odorless and tasteless usually sold in bubble packets of 1 or 2 mg. Doses or by the pill.
Can say "ROCHE" printed in a semi-circle with "2" printed below.

HOW INGESTED:
Rapidly and almost entirely absorbed following oral ingestion.
Peak blood levels 1 -2 hours after administered.
Effects appear with an onset of 15 to 20 minutes


SIDE EFFECTS:
* upset stomach * hot and cold flashes * dry mouth * tremors * dizziness * clumsiness * headache *
* confusion * sedation * skeletal muscle relaxation * reduction of anxiety * daytime drowsiness *
* memory impairment ( can be impaired up to 5-6 days ) *
* can feel "hungover" and " not quite right " for several days * impaired judgment *

FACTS ABOUT ROHYPNOL:
It is 7 to 10 times more potent than Diazepam (Valium)
When mixed with alcohol, the effect of the drug is tripled. It is impossible to remember, speak, or respond.
When taken in combination with alcohol and other drugs, it is likely to cause death due to the enhanced central nervous system depression.

Deaths have been associated with the drug use in Texas. An individual can overdose in 10 to 20 minutes.
Legality: Import to the U.S. was banned in March, 1996. Illegal to bring across the border, even with a prescription. Possession of Rohypnol and possession with intent to deliver are both federal offenses.
People can lose memory of events that happen within several hours after taking Rohypnol, especially if they use it with alcohol.
The drug is only detectable for about 60 hours after ingestion.

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KETAMINE

STREET NAMES:

* Special K * K * Vitamin K *

APPEARANCE:
Ketamine comes in small vials and varies from a clear to yellow tinted liquid.
Usually having a white and yellow label and coming in a white and yellow box.

HOW INGESTED:
Ketamine is usually injected intramuscularly or intravenously.
It can also be cooked into a powder form for snorting or to be sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked.

SIDE EFFECTS:
* Hallucinations * Visual distortions * Lost sense of time * Loss of balance * Lowered heart rate *

FACTS ABOUT KETAMINE:
The effects of Ketamine can be felt 4-5 minutes after being introduced to the body. The peak of the drug is usually reached within 17-25 minutes, and continues for about another 20 minutes.
Eating or drinking while under the influence of Ketamine may induce vomiting.

It usually comes as a liquid in its pharmaceutical form (stolen from veterinarian suppliers) but it has been seen as a white powder or pill.

An overdose can cause the heart to stop.
Gained popularity in the New York clubs, but its use is comparatively rare.


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WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT!

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF:


Don't drink beverages that you did not open yourself.

Don't share or exchange drinks with anyone.

Don't take a drink from a punch bowl.

Don't drink from a container that is being passed around.
If possible, bring your own drinks to parties.

If someone offers you a drink from the bar at a club or a party, accompany the person to thebar to order your drink, watch the drink being poured, and carry the drink yourself.

Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call.

If you realize that your drink has been left unattended, discard it.
Don't drink anything that has an unusual taste or appearance (e.g., salty taste, excessive foam, unexplained residue).


WATCHING OUT FOR YOUR FRIENDS

Appoint a designated "sober" person when you go to parties, clubs or bars. Have a plan to periodically check up on each other.

If one of your friends appears very intoxicated, gets sick after drinking a beverage, passes out and is difficult to waken, seems to be having trouble breathing, or is behaving in an uncharacteristic way, take steps to insure your friends safety. If necessary, call 911 for emergency medical assistance.

If you see someone "dosing" a drink or a punch bowl, intervene.

Confront the person, warn potential victims, discard the drink, and/or get help. Note: DO NOT CONFRONT SOMEONE UNLESS YOUR COMPLETELY CONFIDENT IN DOING SO. CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Warn friends about high-risk situations, such as clubs where "dosing' is known to have occurred.


SIGNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DRUGGED


If you feel a lot more intoxicated than your usual response to the amount of alcohol you consumed.
If you wake up very hung over, feeling "fuzzy" experiencing memory lapse, and can't account for a period of time.
If you remember taking a drink but cannot recall what happened for a period of time after you consumed the drink.
If you feel as though someone had sex with you but you can't remember any or all of the incident.


WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU:

Get to a safe place.

Get help immediately.

Call the Southern University-Baton Rouge Police Department at 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone).

Get medical care. Ask a trusted friend to stay with you and assist you in getting the help you need.

Go to a hospital emergency department as soon as possible for an examination and evidence collection.

Request that the hospital take a urine sample for drug toxicology testing to be done for the responding law enforcement agency. A special test must be conducted to detect Rohypnol in a urine specimen.

Preserve as much physical evidence as possible. Do not urinate, shower, bathe, douche, or throw away the clothing you were wearing during the incident. If possible, save any other materials that might provide evidence, such as the glass that held your drink.
Call a rape crisis center for information and support, The Stop Rape Crisis Center (off-campus) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for help at, 225-383-RAPE.


Safety Tips

SUBR students are more often the victims rather than the perpetrators of crime. Using some simple safety precautions will greatly reduce your chance of becoming a victim of crime.

PROTECTING YOURSELF AT HOME, IN YOUR ROOM, DORM OR APARTMENT

Lock your door, even when you intend to return home shortly or even if you are just going down the hall. It takes a thief ten seconds or less to enter an open room and steal your property.

Lock or secure doors and windows when you are alone or asleep.

Do not leave valuables lying out in plain sight. Record the serial number of your valuables or engrave your drivers license or social security number on the item.

Keep emergency numbers by your phone.

Do not leave messages on your door indicating that you are away and when you will return.

Do not let strangers enter dormitory or premises.

Do not prop open outer doors.

If someone asks to use your phone for an emergency call, offer to telephone for them instead of allowing them access.

Do not put your address on your key ring.

Know your neighbors.

Do not leave keys in hiding places. Thieves will find them. Carry your keys or make sure that anyone who truly needs them has their own copy.

Call 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone) to report suspicious persons or activity in or around your neighborhood. Off campus, call 911.

Open a savings or checking account instead of keeping money in your room.

Keep automatic teller machine cards in a safe place, keep your PIN number secret. When possible, only use ATM's during the day.

Instead of carrying large sums of cash use a charge card. Some charge cards insure property purchased with those cards against loss, theft or damage.

If you find yourself in immediate danger, call 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone); try to stay calm and get away at first opportunity.

PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN WALKING

Avoid walking alone at night unless absolutely necessary.

Keep to well lit, commonly travelled routes.

Avoid shortcuts and dark, isolated areas.

Walk purposefully, know where you are going, project a no-nonsense image.

Avoid potentially dangerous situations.

If you feel threatened, cross the street, locate an emergency phone, or enter a store or place of business even if you have just left it.

Have your door keys ready; carry them in your pockets, not buried in a purse.

PROTECT YOUR AUTO or BICYCLE

Always lock your car. Never leave the windows down while it is unattended.

Do not leave tempting valuables or property visible inside the car.

Lock these items in the trunk.

Lock bikes to bike racks with hardened-alloy locks and chains or u-shaped locks to prevent thefts.

PROTECTING YOURSELF WHEN DRIVING

Look into your car before getting in. Lock doors and roll up windows once inside for protection.

Never pick up strangers.

Carry change for emergency calls. 911 is a free call.

Drive to a police or fire station or open place of business if you feel you are being followed.

Do not stop to help occupants of stopped or disabled vehicles.

Continue driving to the nearest phone and call assistance for them.

Raise the hood, then lock yourself into your car if it breaks down. If someone stops and offers you help, remain in your car and ask them to phone for help. Do not worry about seeming rude.


Crime Prevention Tips

Crime prevention means being aware of your environment and remaining alert to situations that could make you vulnerable to crime. We cannot list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation which may arise.

Instead, we hope to teach you how to think "crime prevention" in day-to-day living. The suggestions presented should not be thought of as a list of crime prevention measures, but as examples of common sense behavior that will help you to make life safer and more secure.

Throughout the year, the SUBR Police Department talks to a wide variety of groups on campus. Topics range from personal safety to sexual assault prevention.

The SUBR Police Department is committed to meeting the needs of the community by presenting these programs as requested by the various campus organizations.

To schedule a crime prevention program or talk, please contact the SUBR Police Department at 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone).

PROTECT YOURSELF

LOCK THE DOOR to your apartment or residence hall when you are alone, asleep, or out of the room. A locked door affords extra protection.

DO NOT OPEN your door to strangers. If your door has a peep hole, use it to identify visitors before allowing access. Report any problems with your door's security devices immediately to your Hall Director or to your apartment manager.

DO NOT GIVE YOUR NAME, address, or phone number to strangers. If you have your name published in the local telephone directory, use only initials and do not list your address.

WHEN GOING OUT, let your roommate, or a friend, or a staff member know where you are going, with whom, and when you expect to return. If you choose to stay out, call that person and let him/her know.

AT NIGHT, travel in frequently used and well lighted areas. Avoid taking "shortcuts". Utilize the services offered by the Evening Campus Shuttle. This is a safe and free way to travel between campus buildings and parking lots during the evening hours. The Evening Campus Shuttle telephone number is 771-6222 (3-6222 from any Campus phone)

WALK FACING TRAFFIC whenever possible. This increases awareness of potential traffic hazards and also reduces the possibility of being followed by someone in a vehicle. Avoid walking by the curb or near buildings or shrubbery. Walk in the middle of the sidewalk with confidence.

IF YOU FEEL THREATENED or suspect that you are being followed, walk toward lighted areas where there are people. Look over your shoulder frequently - this lets the follower know that you are aware of both his presence and your surroundings.

EMERGENCY CALL BOXES give you direct access to the SUBR Police Department 24 hours a day. Use these call boxes to contact the Police Department for any reason. If in an emergency you are unable to talk to the dispatcher, just press the button and a police officer will respond to your location immediately.

WHEN RIDING IN A CAR, keep the doors locked. Park in the most lighted area you can find. Upon returning to your car, have your keys ready as you approach your vehicle. Check the back and front seats to make sure that the car is empty before you get in.

DO NOT PICK UP HITCHHIKERS and do not hitchhike.

IF ANYTHING MAKES YOU LOOK TWICE OR FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, CALL THE POLICE. REPORT ANY UNUSUAL OR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY.

USE THE TELEPHONE ON YOUR TERMS, not the caller's. Do not talk to someone unless you want to. If the caller makes an obscene or improperly suggestive remark, HANG-UP. The police should be notified if the telephone calls continue.


PROTECT YOUR POSSESSIONS AT HOME

LOCK YOUR DOOR when you are away from your room, apartment or house. Most thefts and burglaries of student's rooms occur when the doors remain unlocked. By locking the door behind you the opportunity is reduced. Remember that it takes less than 30 seconds to get "ripped off".

KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED AND LOCKED when away from your room or your apartment. This protects your belongings from theft and intrusion.

KEEP A RECORD OF THE SERIAL NUMBERS of all your belongings. Items of value that do not have a serial number should be engraved with your driver's license number, Social Security number and photographed. Clothing can be marked with an indelible laundry marker.

DO NOT ADVERTISE YOUR VALUABLES. Keep them out of sight. Arrange your room so that high-risk items such as stereos, televisions and cameras are not visible from the hallway when the door is open, or from ground level windows.

ITEMS OF HIGH MONETARY VALUE which have minimal use in a university environment (such as expensive jewelry, personal or family mementos, or collections of any kind) should be left at home. Very expensive items should be stored in a safe deposit box at your bank or credit union.

DO NOT KEEP LARGE SUMS OF CASH in your room or apartment. A checking account is safer. Remember to keep your checks in a secure place. Do not talk indiscriminately about receiving money. There is no need to advertise to potential thieves.

INSURANCE in Residence Halls covers the institution's property only. Residents are encouraged to provide their own insurance against loss of or damage to personal possessions. If your family has homeowner's insurance, check with your family agent about coverage. There are a variety of renter's policies available from insurance carriers for apartment dwellers. On-campus residents may contact the Department of Residential Housing for insurance information.


PROTECT YOURSELF IN YOUR CAR

LOCK YOUR CAR and take the keys with you. Many car burglaries and car thefts occur because the owner did not take time to secure the car. Don't make your car a target of opportunity by leaving it unlocked.

DO NOT PARK in isolated, dark places if these areas can be avoided. Park where there are people about and where the car will be lighted.

DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLE items unattended in your car. Place expensive items such as cameras, packages and even text books in the locked trunk.

WHILE RIDING IN YOUR CAR be aware of your surroundings. When approaching an intersection, leave one or two car lengths distance between your car and the car in front of you. This creates an escape route should the need arise. If bumped from behind, remain inside your car and keep the windows rolled up. If possible, drive to a safe location such as a conveinence store, police station or other populated area and report the accident. Bumping from behind is a common method used in Carjackings.


PROTECT YOURSELF IN PUBLIC AREAS

DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL PROPERTY UNATTENDED. In public areas, such as the Library, Student Union and classrooms, do not leave your personal effects unattended, even "for just a minute."

DO NOT CARRY MORE CASH than you need. Avoid "flashing" your cash in public.

DO NOT CARRY BOTH YOUR IDENTIFICATION cards and checks in your wallet. Keep them separate: I.D.s in your wallet in one pocket and your checkbook in another pocket. Do not write your PIN number down. If you do lose your checkbook or bank card, the thief will not have access to that number.

CARRY YOUR PURSE OR BACKPACK close to your body, and keep a tight grip on it.

MARK ITEMS that you normally take to class, such as textbooks, backpacks and calculator, with either your name or driver's license number.

KEEP A LIST of your credit cards, identification cards and checking account numbers. If they are stolen or lost, you will have a list of numbers to provide to the police. Remember that you must not only contact the police, but all of the credit card companies and banks with which you do business. Make these notifications immediately.

Cellular telephones are an excellent way to remain in touch and summon help in an emergency.


BICYCLES

LOCK IT IF YOU CARE. Never leave your bicycle unlocked and unattended. The Police Department recommends that bicycles be secured with an oversized "U" shaped bicycle lock, or with a lock-and-chain/cable combination which has at least a 5/8-inch diameter chain or steel cable and which is secured by a padlock. The padlock should have a hardened case and shank, with a shank diameter of at least 3/8 inch. Do not lock bikes to themselves or to railings or buildings.

ENGRAVE your bicycle with your name or driver's license number and keep a record of it with a description of the bike and serial number.

The SUBR Police Department provides bicycle registration services for a fee, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at William L. Pass Station, B.A. Little Drive. Each registration consists of a bicycle permit which complies with the City of Baton Rouge Registration Ordinance. It is necessary to bring your bicycle with you to complete the registration process.


PERSONAL SECURITY AT THE OFFICE

* Never leave your purse, backpack or briefcase in plain view.

* Personal property should be marked with your driver's license number.

* Don't leave cash or valuables at the office.

* If you work alone or before/after normal business hours, keep the office door locked.

* If you work late, try to find another worker or call for an escort when exiting the building.

* Be alert for pickpockets on crowded elevators.

* Be aware of escape routes for emergencies, and post phone numbers of the campus police near telephones.

* Be extra careful in stairwells and restrooms.

* In an elevator, stand near the controls and locate the emergency button.

* If you are assaulted while in an elevator, hit the emergency or alarm button and press as many floor buttons as possible.


RULES FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY IN RESIDENCE HALLS

Specific student housing rules and procedures have been developed and implemented to make your building a safe and secure home. Following are examples of some important rules designed to enhance the safety and security of residents. No matter what type of security program is implemented, there are no foolproof measures, and nothing is effective without the support of every individual to not violate those measures.

DURING EVENING AND NIGHT HOURS, always leave and enter through the main entrance.

NEVER LET GUESTS into the building through any door other than the main entrance.

NEVER ADMIT uninvited nonresidents into the building. Do not let strangers into the building as your guests.

GUESTS must be checked-in through the proper procedures. This is for the guests' protection as well as the protection of the other hall residents.

REPORT any unescorted person or stranger to the police at once. You do not need to contact a staff member prior to calling the police in such a case.

DO NOT LEND the keys to your room nor your student identification card to anyone.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you prop open any exterior door. Although it may seem harmless and convenient, you are endangering both yourself and everyone else. The exterior doors are locked for your safety. Neither should interior fire doors be propped open. Doing so eliminated their effectiveness in preventing the spread of fire or smoke.

NO MOTORCYCLES, FIREARMS, FIREWORKS OR PETS ARE ALLOWED IN RESIDENCE HALLS. For further information contact the Department of Residential Housing at 771-3590.

NEVER GO ONTO THE LEDGES outside your window. It's a long but very quick trip to the ground.

DO NOT PLAY PRACTICAL JOKES. These seemingly harmless activities often lead to unforeseen injury or damage.


KNOW HOW TO CALL FOR HELP

For any POLICE , FIRE, or Medical Emergency, dial 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone).

The following guidelines apply to emergency conditions on campus. It is not possible to establish procedures for every type of emergency, but these guidelines cover many emergency or hazardous situations. Please review them frequently so that you will be prepared in an emergency.

FIRE ALARMS - If you hear a fire alarm, you must leave the building immediately. In multi-story buildings, do not use the elevator; exit via the stairway. Cooperate with all staff members and other authorities. Do not reenter the building until you are given permission to do so by a police officer, fire fighter or staff member.

BOMB THREATS - Notify the police at once by dialing if you receive a bomb threat call 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone). Try to be as specific as possible when relaying what the caller said.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES - For any situation requiring emergency medical assistance on campus, call 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone).

MOTOR VEHICLE AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS - State statutes require that the police be notified of any motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury or property damage in excess of $500.00. Accidents on campus should be reported to the SUBR Police Department at 771-2770 (3-2770 from any Campus phone)
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The SUBR Police Department 771-2770

Baton Rouge City Police Department 389-3800

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Department 389-5000


SUBR Police Department
William L. Pass Station
B.A. Little Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Email: police@subr.edu
Phone: 225/771-2770
Administrative Fax: 225/771-2770


EMERGENCY NUMBERS
SUBR Police Department 771-2770
SUBR CrimeStoppers 771-3784
Baton Rouge City Police 911
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff 911
Baton Rouge Fire Department 911


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