Knockout drops are treacherous

Victims given knockout drops after consuming alcohol or other drugs, e.g. medications, often attribute the symptoms they experienced – particularly blackouts – to these other circumstances.

They often blame themselves unfairly if they wake up and discover that valuables have gone missing.

Most people only realise later that a targeted robbery, sexual assault or rape has taken place. Many victims fail to report the incident out of fear or shame. Massive memory gaps often make it impossible to compile an exact chronology of events. There are several cases in which the use of knockout drops has caused death.

Symptoms and effects

Knockout drops have different effects depending on the substances used, the physical constitution of the victim and if there has been any prior consumption of medications or alcohol ...

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Knockout drops are treacherous

Victims given knockout drops after consuming alcohol or other drugs, e.g. medications, often attribute the symptoms they experienced – particularly blackouts – to these other circumstances.

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Blackout – what now?

Victims frequently feel groggy, faint, nauseous or sick after coming to. They don’t feel themselves, they often can’t go to work the next day and need to stay in bed.

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Be alert!

You need to be particularly vigilant in public!

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Tips for witnesses and helpers

Worauf zu achten ist, wenn Du bemerkst das jemand unter dem Einfluss von K.O.-Tropfen steht erfährst Du hier.

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Case studies

Have a look at the following case studies.

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Download

You can download our information sheet "Knockout drops" here.

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