How to tell if your drink has been spiked. According to the NHS many date rape drugs take between 15-30 minutes to take effect. After this, symptoms may include: lowered inhibitions, problems with speech, vision or movement, confusion, paranoia, memory loss or even hallucinations
Symptoms could include:
- feeling drunk, woozy or drowsy
- feeling drunker than expected
- mental confusion
- speech difficulties such as slurring
- memory loss
- loss of inhibitions
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of consciousness
- an unusually long hangover
- a severe hangover when you had little or no alcohol to drink.
They may ask you to provide blood and urine samples. Most drugs leave the body within 72 hours of being taken (the date rape drug GHB leaves the body within 12 hours), so it’s important to be tested as soon as possible.
Duration of Effects. The effects of GHB are typically felt within 10 minutes of ingestion and last for up to seven hours. The long duration of the high is why many people like taking the drug at parties or raves that are meant to last all night.
Some tests can detect GHB: blood tests – up to 6-8 hours, swab tests – between 10 minutes and six hours, and urine tests – up to 12-24 hours. As GHB is known as a date rape drug, testing is crucial. … We should mention that the drug is eliminated mainly via expiration, and only 5% of the time does urine excretes the GHB.