Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

What do you know about mixing drugs or alcohol and sex? Many acts of sexual assault involve drinking or doing drugs. Sometimes one person will sexually assault another after both have gotten drunk or high together. After the victim has passed out, the other person assaults the victim while he or she is unable to say “no”.  Remember – not saying “no”, isn’t saying “yes”! This type of crime is a common form of sexual abuse in the NWT. Even if you couldn’t consent because you were drunk or high, an assault is still a crime. If the person who assaulted you was drunk or high, it is still wrong and a crime. Alcohol and drugs do not cause violence and should never be used as an excuse for violence.

For more information why not take a look at this resource from the Department of Justice.