If you have watched the news, followed twitter or facebook in the past month you may have noticed a couple important discussions of drug facilitated sexual assault AKA: date rape drugging
Musical artist Cee Lo Green recently plead No Contest to spiking a woman's drink with ecstasy, she later woke up naked next to him with missing memories. Subsequent to his plea, he to took to twitter to make some damning statements about his lack of understanding about consent that resulted in a swift public backlash.
In addition, a debate was recently sparked about college students working to develop nail polish that would detect the presence of date rape drugs by using your finger to stir your drink. The debate is over whether it is appropriate to put the onus on women to prevent sexual assault, which could risk a greater victim blaming culture (why didn't she use the nail polish to test her drink?) rather than putting the blame on perpetrators.
Megan Garza, MA, LMFT is a certified Specialist in Treating Trauma at a Supervisory level and is Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in work with sexual abuse survivors.