Try to: Return to top Date rape drugs are drugs that are sometimes put into a drink to prevent a person from being able to fight back during a rape.
These drugs have no color, taste, or smell, so you would not know if someone put them in your drink.
Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.
If you are under 18, your partner could get arrested for having sex with you, even if you agreed to have sex. See a doctor or nurse to take care of any physical problems. Friends, family, and mental health professionals all can help. If you are thinking about ending an abusive dating relationship, keep some tips in mind: If you are ending a long-term or live-in dating relationship, you may want to read our section on domestic and intimate partner violence.
Return to top If you are meeting someone you don't know or don't know well, you can take steps to stay safe.
It can happen on a first date, or when you are deeply in love.
It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.