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EMCDDA paper calls for a range of measures to monitor and reduce drug-facilitated sexual assault
Lisbon, 7 March 2008. Over the past 10 years, there has been a rise in the number of reports of drugs and alcohol being used to immobilise victims for the purpose of sexual assault.
In a technical paper released by EMCDDA, the agency names better monitoring of the phenomenon as an 'essential first step in addressing the problem.' 'A lack of appropriate monitoring systems means that the full scale of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) remains unknown', says the EU drugs agency.