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DrinkSavvy Spots Date Rape Drugs In Drinks

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According to the
US Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey, a woman is sexually abused every two minutes in the United States alone. Further, it is estimated that over one million men and women are traumatized annually by
alcohol and drug-facilitated sexual assault. These shocking statistics inspired one man to combine his desire to decrease victimizing crimes with creativity, to help possible victims recognize a potentially dangerous situation. The young and talented entrepreneur, Mike Abramson, created a line of drink ware that lets you see what’s in your drink before you sip it!

DrinkSavvy, Drink Smart

This product, appropriately named DrinkSavvy, is essentially a cup that goes from clear to red stripes whenever it senses the presence of a date rape drug in it.  Even in low-lit bars, the color change is bright and immediate, so you know if you need to throw the drink out. DrinkSavvy offers plastic party cups, glass cups, stirring sticks, and straws to provide continual auto-monitoring of beverages so people can have peace of mind while enjoying their drinks.

The CEO and founder of DrinkSavvy, Mike Abramson, unfortunately experienced the devastation that the date rage drug caused first-hand. DrinkSavvy’s promotional video begins by revealing that he, along with three of his closest friends, have been victims of this kind of assault. His message is drenched with genuine concern, as he describes the experience, and why he is so determined to keep this from happening to anyone else.

Date Rape Drugs 101

The drugs most commonly linked to these crimes are rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutyric (GHB), and ketamine. Their effects can cause debilitating weakness, severe confusion, and even unconsciousness. Sometimes these odorless, colorless and tasteless drugs can affect an individual in such ways that cause memory loss, leaving victims completely disoriented when they finally wake from their drug induced state. We’ve been taught countless times to never leave our drinks unattended. While a sober mind recognizes the importance of this, as drinking continues throughout the night, it is likely that one will have a moment when their guard is let down.

Hopefully DrinkSavvy will save countless people from becoming the unwitting victims of a terrible crime. However, it is important to remember that whenever alcohol is involved, there is always a certain level of risk present. While having the added precaution of these ingenious “smart” cups is a relief, drinking responsibly is a must. Knowing who you are drinking with, where you are drinking, and how much you are drinking can mean the difference between fun out with friends, and the night you never meant to have. Of course an even better way to steer clear of date rape drugs in your drink is to just not drink at all.

 




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