A businessman has created a product for people to test drinks they think might have been drugged. This happens if one person slips drugs into someone's glass. The drinker then loses self-control and is often the victim of rape or theft. The product is called Test Your Drink and was invented by entrepreneur Gary Bates. It is a small kit with six sheets of test paper to dip into your glass to test for drugs that are often used to spike drinks, like Ketamine. Such substances are also known as 'date rape drugs'. They put the drinker into an unconscious state and disrupt their memory.
Drink spiking is now a worldwide problem. It is a lot more common than people think. It is a worry for young women, although up to 20 per cent of victims are men. Studies show that between 10 and 25 per cent of female college students have had a drink that someone spiked. Mr Bates' advice for anyone concerned about these predatory drugs is: "Don't leave your drinks unattended. If you are worried that something might have happened, [the Test Your Drink kit] will give you peace of mind." The product will soon be available online at a price of around $1.65 per pack.