Drink Safe Technologies Press Release
12th February 2003
Prevention for drink spiking
Drink spiking is on the increase with alarming figures
around the country. In response to this growing epidemic
Drink Spike Detector, by Drink Safe Technologies™
has been launched into the market place, and has been
named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of
Drink Safe Technologies, is the innovative leader in
producing products to help detect the presence of illicit
'drink spike' drugs - GHB and Ketamine - in beverages.
These colourless, odourless and tasteless drugs have
been impossible to detect, until now.
The Drink Spike Detector is about the size of a credit
card, which contains two tests per card. They incorporate
a world patented technology to react with a visible
colour change, when in contact with a drink spiked with
two of the most popular illicit drugs – GHB and
Due to their size and ease of use, the test cards are
relatively inconspicuous and can be used very discreetly.
The test takes only seconds to perform, and is as easy
as placing a couple of drops from the drink in question,
onto the active test spots using a swizzle stick, straw
or even one's finger.
Now distributed in Australia, businessman Dean Sunshine
has just begun importing the product into the market
place: “We feel this product is providing the
community with a preventative tool to help combat the
growing problem of drug facilitated sexual assault due
to drink spiking - and it feels good when I speak to
victims who are thrilled to hear something is being
done to this life threatening issue”.
In recent years, drug-facilitated sexual assault has
become a growing concern among health and community
educators. A number of drugs have become known as 'drink
spike' drugs or 'predatory drugs' because they are used
to incapacitate individuals for the purposes of committing
a crime, often sexual assault.
Alcohol is the drug most commonly associated with sexual
assault, but incidents involving illicit drugs are on
the rise. These drugs are particularly dangerous when
combined with alcohol. As with any coerced sexual activity,
victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault cannot protect
themselves from HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases,
or unintended pregnancy.
Drink Spike Detector is currently available online
and sells in a pack of 6 for $9.95 or pack of 20 for