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Drug-facilitated sexual assault and chemical submission

Alías, Antonio; Folgar, Manuel Isorna; Taboada, Coromoto Souto; Boubeta, Antonio Rial; Mccartan, Kieran


Antonio Alías

Manuel Isorna Folgar

Coromoto Souto Taboada

Antonio Rial Boubeta


In recent years, the use of psychoactive substances for sexual assault has taken on a greater role. The practice of sexual crimes associated with drug use is called Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), while 'Chemical Submission' (CS) is used to include all type of crimes related to this activity. This paper reviews the epidemiology of this type of offenses, the main characteristics of the chemical substances consumed and the profiles of victims and aggressors. There have been also addressed principal signs of clinical suspicion to detect possible victims and the keys to the toxicology screening in case the victim presents evidences of being subject to chemical submission.


Alías, A., Folgar, M. I., Taboada, C. S., Boubeta, A. R., & Mccartan, K. (2017). Drug-facilitated sexual assault and chemical submission. Pychology, Society, & Education, 9(2), 263-282.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 26, 2017
Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 14, 2017
Journal Psychology, Society and Education
Print ISSN 1989-709X
Electronic ISSN 1989-709X
Publisher Asociación para el Avance de la Psicología y la Educación
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 2
Pages 263-282
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