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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
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.
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