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The Fight Against Drink Spikers

The Fight Against Drink Spikers

The general public now have something they can use in an effort to prevent their drinks from being spiked with GHB and Ketamine in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Drug Detection Agency Limited (NZDDA) has just released the Drink Spike Detector kit, it is available in two forms, a personal protection kit (6 tests per kit) or a bar coaster.

1. The Drink Spike kits work in three ways

2. They detect levels of GHB and Ketamine that would incapacitate someone if slipped into a drink, NZDDA warns there are however a number of other drugs on the market that may be used to drug someone, alcohol being the most prevalent.

3. It raises the awareness of the issue of drink spiking and drug facilitated crime.

4. It can deter would be spikers from tampering with drinks because of the increased possibility of being caught.

The bar coaster is targeted at business/licensed premises wanting to take a pro-active stance against drink spiking. By using the coasters in their bars it will raise the awareness of this growing social problem, this will help deter potential offenders by sending a clear message to them, that they are taking radical measures to combat these types of offences.

The coasters are having a huge success in Australia in raising the awareness of particularly awful sexual crime. See media info on our site

NZDDA hope that licensed premises and major breweries will follow Australia’s example in an effort to help deter would be drink spikers.

Kirk Hardy - company director of NZDDA, explains that there is a need to recognise these types of sexual crimes as a major problem in which the New Zealand public can play a part in solving.

The kits are not the absolute solution to this problem, but we are duty bound and must make everyone aware of measures they can take to guard against such offences. We must enable people to make an informed choice.

The kits are available through their website, at $12.95 for six tests.


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