Instances of sexual assault and rape are on the rise even as people become more conscious of date rape through the use of sedatives. You may never know when someone might tamper with your drink at a crowded bar or club and add a sedative that you cannot taste or smell. These drugs can cause people to black out and lose consciousness leading them to have no recollection of what occurred when they wake up the next morning. Date rape can have enormous consequences for the victim including psychological trauma, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to be cautious when you are drinking in a public setting and take measures to prevent any possibility of being drugged or assaulted.