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Woman who was hospitalised after being spiked in club issues signs to look out for

Woman who was hospitalised after being spiked in club issues signs to look out for

Kacie Wood has taken to social media to spread awareness about spiking after her drink was tampered with during a night out

A woman is sharing the warnings signs to look out for after her drink was spiked during a night out.

Kacie Wood has shared her experience on Facebook in a bid to make everyone aware of what happens when your drink has been spiked.

Drink spiking is when someone puts alcohol or drugs into your drink without your knowledge or permission, which can in turn change how you feel or behave.

The drugs can make you feel confused, experience memory loss or cause unconsciousness and attackers sometimes use drink spiking as a method to sexually assault another person with the intention of making them more vulnerable.

Kacie accompanied her post with pictures from the night.
Kacie Wood/Facebook

Kacie was out in Colchester, Essex on Saturday (8 April) and the last thing she remembers is dancing with her cousin, before passing out.

The bouncer at the unnamed venue kicked her out because they believed she was ‘too drunk’.

However Kacie had ‘no feelings’ in her legs and had ‘no control’ over her body, which she described as ‘one of the most horrible things to ever happen to me’.

She is unable to recall most of what happened on Saturday but said she was admitted to hospital for eight to 10 hours and was placed on drips and given medication to help her recover.

“I don’t want to scare anybody I just want to raise awareness, On Saturday I was out in Colchester in walkabout the last thing I remember was dancing with my cousin & then passed out and was unconscious,” she explains at the start of her post.

“The bouncer just kicked me out ‘for being too drunk’.

“I had no feelings in my legs & I had no control over what my body was doing, this is one of the most horrible things to ever happen to me.

Kacie said she wants to raise awareness.
Kacie Wood/Facebook

“Spiking isn’t just ‘something’ in your drink it is also someone injecting you.”

She continued: “Unfortunately spiking has become more common but you never ever think it’s going to happen to you and unfortunately It happened to me. I am always so so careful with our drinks and people around us but it still happened.

“I don’t have much to say about what happened and I can’t remember a thing, but my friends and family are absolutely gutted and traumatised from what they had to witness because people think it’s okay to do this to people.

“I was admitted to hospital for 8-10 hours on drips & and medication to flush it out my body and having my bloods taken.”

Kacie was treated in hospital.
Kacie Wood/Facebook

Kacie added before writing a list of warning signs: “There is nothing no one can do to stop this horrible thing from happening not even ‘being careful’ I know this isn’t going to be the last of these things just people look out for other people if they are showing these signs:

  • "White foam from the mouth
  • Eyes rolling back
  • Unconscious
  • Jaw movement
  • Hands scrunched up & moving
  • Making Noises
  • Possessed like
  • Feeling Paralysed"

Drink spiking is a serious crime that is unfortunately on the rise. Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, it is illegal to administer a substance to someone with 'intent to overpower that person to enable sexual activity with them' - an offence that is punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment.

Offences recorded by Essex Police has increased significantly every year from 2016 to 2022, with the only exception being 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information or support regarding drink spiking, you can visit the drinkaware website.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Kacie Wood

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