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Do you know a teenager? Do you have ten minutes to talk to them about spiking this weekend?

Spiking is giving someone alcohol or drugs without them knowing or agreeing. For example, in their drink or with a needle.

Spiking in Surrey is relatively rare, but it does happen. 

It’s not the easiest topic to talk about with teenagers. We understand that there’s a delicate balance between wanting to prepare children for what they might encounter as they grow up and wanting to wrap them in cotton wool. 

You probably don't need us to tell you being open and honest is almost always the best way. Talk to your teenager about what spiking is and the different forms in which it can occur. Explain that spiking is unacceptable and criminal behaviour, not a joke.

There’s lots of information on this page to help you start the conversation.  

Please remember the chances of being a victim of spiking are very small, but if it does happen, we’re here ready to help. There's information about how to report it here.


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