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What if I have been drinking?

What if I have been drinking?

Many of the sexual assault experienced by college students occurs in situations involving drinking - by the victim, the assailant, or both. 

Often, victims who had been drinking and/or using drugs at the same time of the assault have intense feelings of self blame. They are also more likely to encounter blaming responses from other people.The responsibility for rape rests completely with the assailant. For example, if a man has sex with a women when she is unable to consent, or is prevented from resisting, because of the effects of alcohol or other drugs, it is considered rape or sexual assault if a man knew or reasonably should have known that the women was mentally and/or physically incapacitated. 

Even if the person who assaulted you had been drinking, he/she is still responsible for his/her behavior. Being drunk is not an excuse for committing any criminal acts, including sexual assaults.

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