Everyone should be free to have fun and be safe. Sexual assault is about one person having power over another. Preventing sexual assault begins by reminding people that sexual assault is a crime and is not okay. We need to show our support to survivors of sexual assault.
Taking care of yourself
Substances can be used to make you drunk or high so that you are vulnerable to sexual assault. Someone who sexually assaults you may buy you a lot of drinks or might put too much alcohol in your drinks. They might slip a drug or medicine into your drink so that you become drunk or high. Others look for someone who is already drunk or high.
Sexual assault is not predictable, but there are a few things that can help you and your friends stay safe.
If you believe you were sexually assaulted when you were drunk or high,
it is not your fault! It is not okay for someone to have sex with you when you are drunk or high; it is a crime.
We can all play a role in reducing sexual assault by recognizing and being prepared to change what might be a dangerous situation.
There are many ways to help your friends after a sexual assault.
Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. But remember, there is always something you can do to help.