New Product Can Instantly Test For Presence Of Date-Rape Drug In Drinks

CLEVELAND – Those who go out to nightclubs and enjoy a drink or two know that the possibility is always there that someone can drop something into your drink without you knowing. Now, there is a product that can somewhat ease one's mind, Action News reported.

The new product is called Cocktail Condom, and it could provide a shield between you and somebody who is up to no good.

It works by simply taking a sample of your drink and dropping it in onto a Cocktail Condom test card (pictured, above). If the spot turns blue, a date-rape drug is present.

"I think they're a great idea," bar patron Amy Weber said. "It's common, unfortunately, that it happens, and I think that I would probably use it."

But the new product is not foolproof.

"Sometimes the strips don't work because once you put the drugs into your drink it might not test positive on your strips," one rape counselor said.

Even the manufacturer admits that the Cocktail Condom only works if there are more than 2 grams of the drugs GHB or Special-K.

The best advice is to play it safe -- always leave your drink in plain view and take it with you if you start walking around the nightclub.