Over the last years, the incident reports of spiking UK and Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, and France have increased. Whilst using needles to administer drugs without consent has come forward as a common phenomenon. In Berlin, multiple accounts and stories have emerged regarding spiking incidents. Public discourse has been robust on the matter, increasing awareness, but also increasing fear.
Researcher Bengi Guven has provided a tool kit for tool kit on what to do in a case of spiking that offers concrete action steps:
- What can governments do?
- What can clubs/ promoters do?
- What can the community do?