New nail polish will help detect the date rape drug

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A company has developed a way to help keep women and men safe from the date rape drug.

They've created a nail polish that is designed to detect the date rape drug by changing color if one's drink has been contaminated.

The company, Undercover Colors, was created by four men from North Carolina State University who have the goal of helping to reduce the prevalence of date rape and bring awareness to this prevalence.

Rape statistics show that one in six women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

This initiative is one way people are trying to make that reality a thing of the past.

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Common date rape drugs

Rohypnol -- Commonly known as Roofies, this is perhaps the most famous date rape drug.

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GHB -- Called Liquid Ecstasy and sometimes even "Easy Lay," this is a common date rape drug. 

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Ketamine -- Known as Special K or sometimes Super Acid, this drug has been used to commit sexual assault. 

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Alcohol -- Some say that alcohol counts as a date rape drug, since it can incapacitate people to the point where they are susceptible to assault. 

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MDMA -- Commonly known as ecstasy, some have reported cases of the popular club drug being used to commit sexual assault.  

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