Needle Spiking: Is It Happening In Australia?

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Needle Spiking: Is It Happening In Australia?

With restrictions finally lifted across Australia, many of us look forward to a night out or a house party with friends, but recent reports from the UK of young women being injected with an unknown substance in bars and clubs has caused widespread concern.

Drink spiking has been on our radar as a risk for many years, but is it still common or might this new form of drugging people be taking over?

The Quicky speaks to an expert in spiking and a young woman who was a victim of this despicable crime to find out how concerned we should be when we venture out into the night, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our mates.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Nicole Lee - Adjunct Professor at the National Drug Research Institute and Director at 360Edge, a consultancy specialising in the alcohol and other drug sector

Fiona* - Recounts her experience of having her drink spiked in a city nightclub

(*Name has been changed to protect privacy)

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