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How can you help someone if you think they’ve been spiked?

It can be difficult to know what to do if you think someone’s been spiked. Especially if they are refusing help or won’t listen to you or cooperate.

The most important thing is to try to make sure that someone trusted stays with them until they have got home safely and – if possible – until the symptoms have worn off.

If their symptoms seem serious and you think they need urgent medical attention, call 999 to speak to emergency services.

Other things you can do to help include:
  • Try not to let them drink alcohol or take drugs.
  • Try not to let them go home with someone you don’t know or trust.
  • If you don’t know them or don’t know them well, try finding their friends or the people they were with.
  • If you’re at a pub, bar, club or any other venue, tell staff who work there.
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