Promote Use of Drug Detecting Cups to Help Prevent Date Rapes

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Target: College Campuses

Goal: Attempt to stop date rape by using drug detecting cups

Drink Savvy, a new company, has found a way to help prevent sexual assault and aims to perfect its products. This start-up company based in Boston recently manufactured a material that will change color once it comes into contact with a drug-laced drink. Many date rape drugs, such as GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol are odorless, tasteless and colorless, making them very hard to detect when consumed. Rape is a horrible crime and no one should ever have to endure it. Women and men must be respected and not subjected to such a cruel act, which is why these products must be used by all colleges where parties and drinking are very prominent.

The company, founded by Mike Abramson, has already developed a line of cups, stirrers and straws that will turn color when they touch the drugged liquid. If the company can be successful with its products, date rape drugs will be rendered useless by predators. Although the company still needs more funding to advertise and distribute the products, colleges and bars should really start looking into investing in them. Often times date rape drugs are snuck into drinks at parties and bars, and with these products, people may be able to protect and defend themselves against a sexual predator.

Abramson has worked with John MacDonald, a chemistry professor from Worscester Polytechnic Institute to achieve the end result. Although the products will only turn colors for the drugs GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol, these are the most common three that are used today. According to Fox News, Abramson stated, “Within the past three years, three of my very close friends – and myself – have been unwitting victims of being drugged…And I want to prevent it from happening to anyone else.” These products will hopefully change the world for the better.

Although Drink Savvy is still in the process of getting more funding, it is vital that colleges learn more about how to attain these products and incorporate them into college life, and consequently, the number of victims will decrease.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Colleges,

Drink Savvy, a start-up company based in Boston, MA has developed a line of cups, straws, and stirrers that will change color once they are in contact with the three most common date rape drugs, GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol. These products are not on the market yet, but will soon be after the company and its founder, Mike Abramson, get more funding.

Although these products are not readily available, it is important that you start looking into the process of acquiring the products and devising plans to incorporate them into the college lifestyle. Drugging someone in order to take advantage of him/her is a cruel and horrible crime. Rape is no joking matter and if there are products out there that can help prevent it, you must be willing to invest.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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