Just a little PSA
I if you are ever planning on going to a party, or any social convention where there is alcohol, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE only drink from a bottle/ can you brought, or a bottle/can that has been freshly opened BY YOU.
Obviously some of the things I’ve posted in the last few hours were very embarrassing, for obvious reasons. However: I wasn’t drunk at all. I was drugged.
I got to a party in the local college town last night and had no intentions of drinking. I’m a freshman and this was my first college party, and I had no intention of getting drunk because I didn’t want to set a precedent for the rest of my college experience and waste time drinking or getting high.
I showed up at the party with about 6 of my friends, and everything seemed fine. Yes there were kids smoking and drinking, but I wasn’t bothered by it.
On the beverage table laid tons of bottles (filled with who knows what), cans of beer and a large punch bowl that contained a bright pink liquid and lots of sliced fruit. I was told it was punch by one of the party goers, so I took a glass and sipped from it.
I knew that it was not punch the minute I drank from it, but just continued anyways because I didn’t want to dump it out and I figured that one drink couldn’t hurt me.
I’ve never been drunk before, so when I began to feel a bit woozy I just figured that was the alcohol running its course. That’s the last thing I remember.
This morning I awoke in a hospital.
The infamous jungle juice that I drank had been spiked with Zolpidem; a common date rape drug that is intended to be used for people suffering from insomnia to put them to sleep quickly. Someone at that party had very bad intentions.
I can’t recall all of the events last night, but I was locked out of my dorm building and essentially just sat out in the cold and almost fell asleep if it wasn’t for the help OF AN ACTUAL ANGEL SENT FROM HEAVEN @tempfixeliza who literally went out of her way to talk to me and somehow convinced my semi-conscious ass to go press a blue light button and thus alert campus security.
I don’t even want to think about what would have happened to me if I passed out in the street at around 2am or if I hadn’t managed to waddle my way back home from the party.
I’m okay and I’m going to be fine, but please just take my advice stated at the beginning of this post. If you are afraid you are drugged or too drunk, even if you are below 21, please let someone know. I wasn’t punished because I was acting out of the interest of my own personal being, and please remember campus safety is there to help you, not to get you in trouble. The world isn’t always filled with great people, but there will always, always be someone there for your safety.
Stay safe. Thank you for all of your concern. I love you.