DON’T GET SPIKED – KEEP YOUR DRINK SAFE
If you leave your drink unattended and suspect it may be spiked, then use our drink spiking test.
DRINK SPIKING IS A GROWING PROBLEM
You’re probably only one friend removed from somebody who has had their drink spiked.
IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO SEE WHY
Every year, worldwide, thousands of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking.
HUNDREDS OF CASES REPORTED
So-called date rape drugs are used to spike a drink before a sexual assault.
WHY CYD WAS STARTED
Founder Katie Burrington started Checkyourdrink Ltd (CYD) in 2014 because of the growing problem of drink spiking and concern for her children.
Husband and criminal lawyer Richard Burrington was finding an increasing number of spiking incidents appearing on his desk and encouraged Katie to create a spiking test.
As a parent, Katie was so concerned at the potential dangers of drink spiking for her children that she decided to develop the CYD drug test.
The test was launched in 2014 and is now used across the UK by households and police and universities, including: Derbyshire Police, Humberside Police, Kent University, Swansea University, Durham University and Newcastle University.
Drink spiking is on the rise, making people more vulnerable to sexual assault, robbery and other crimes. With almost 200 drink spiking incidents reported to police forces across the UK throughout September and October* people are looking for ways to protect themselves against this new epidemic.
More recent and alarming reports suggest that some individuals may even be spiking drinks for their own amusement – potentially targeting many more people in this dangerous activity.
“Many bars, nightclubs and student bodies have been looking for effective ways to protect their customers and members against the recent wave of drink spiking and have chosen to stock CYD drug tests in their quest to fight back.”