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If you need immediate support or help, consider calling 999 or (if you are on campus or in University residences) call the University Security Services on 0113 343 2222. More information about support in a crisis can be found on our website.

You can also use the SafeZone app while on campus to ask for help. 

We have put a couple of definitions below that may be helpful.  These are for guidance so we can explain what is meant by the main terms being used in this section.    

Definitions

Drink spiking is when someone has added something, for example, alcohol or drugs, to your drink, without you knowing. This may affect the way you act or how you behave. There are a number of reasons someone may spike a drink, from an inappropriate prank or joke, to malicious intent. Drink spiking is illegal, even if the person affected is not attacked or assaulted. 

Needle spiking (also known as spiking injections) is when a person is unknowingly injected with a drug.  The injection can me made using any sharp implement.  

The affects of drink and needle spiking can include,  becoming suddenly unwell, being violently sick, confusion and unable to move  properly, and losing memory until the next morning.  You may find that you wake up in an unfamiliar place, or are at home but can't remember getting there.

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