Violence Reduction Alliance

Spiking Awareness Training

Spiking can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time.

Stamp Out Spiking is a registered charity with the aim of raising awareness of Spiking. The charity consists of professionals with experience in delivering drug and alcohol workshops, with a specific focus on the welfare of young people.

Stamp Out Spiking offer a range of training courses to help highlight the dangers of Spiking and offers practical and effective solutions to ensure everyone can enjoy a great night out safely.

Delegates completed the Train the Trainer Spiking Awareness course in October 2023 and are now delivering the training to those who work in the night-time economy across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Want to know more about Spiking?

What is Spiking?

Spiking is when someone puts alcohol or drugs into another person’s drink, food or body without their knowledge and/or consent.

What are the signs of Spiking?
  • Drunk, woozy or drowsy
  • Confused or disorientated
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Memory loss
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unconsciousness
What should I do if I believe I or someone else has been Spiked?
  • Find a trusted friend or member of staff and tell them immediately; 
  • Do not leave the venue with anyone that you don’t know or trust;
  • Get your drink tested and report it to the Police;
  • Act with speed, you only have a small window before the drugs take effect and the drugs can leave your body in 6 hours. Get your evidence. 

Help and Support available to you

Visit our Support page for further information and advice on where to go for support.


We are taking a partnership and inclusion approach to bringing about positive changes in communities throughout Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent. These projects are created or selected based on understanding and needs of local communities, brought by those who are living and working within them.

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