INTOXICATED/ INCAPACITATED

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN SEXUAL ASSAULT

Defining the terms

Intoxicated : (of alcoholic drink or a drug) cause (someone) to lose control of their faculties or behavior.

Incapacitated: State of being unable to receive and evaluate information, make/communicate decisions to such an extent that [he or she] lacks the ability to meet physical health, safety, or self-care; unconscious

Consent: What It Is and When It Can Be Given

Consent can be summarized in one word; yes. Yes is the only definite form of consent. The word no and resistant body language are the obvious signs that there is no consent given. However silence and lack of a yes are also examples of there being no consent. Also if an individual is incapacitated they are most certainly unable to give consent. Intoxicated individuals are also unable to give consent. If you wouldn't trust your partner to drive, just wait for another time.

The Role of Alcohol in Sexual Assault

  • 43% of the sexual victimization incidents involve alcohol consumption by victims and 69% involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrators.
  • In 1 in 3 sexual assaults, the perpetrator was intoxicated
  • At least 50% of college student sexual assaults are associated with alcohol use
  • 90% of acquaintance rapes involve alcohol