Reports of Blackouts Believed Caused by 'Date Rape' Drugs Boom in Aspen

"This is obviously a concern to us," Pryor said. "We are approaching this from an angle of really wanting to educate the community and the public and our visitors. Our message is more around awareness and personal safety and getting bar staff up to speed on how they can prevent attacks on patrons by paying attention to their drinks."

Bars in Aspen Keeping a Closer Eye on Patrons' Drinks

Bar owners around Aspen have reportedly already begun notifying their bartenders to remove drinks left unattended on tables for long periods of time, and Pryor said he will be visiting local watering holes this week to make sure everyone is taking extra precautions.

Pat McGavock, the director of Response, a local support and advocacy group for abused women and survivors of sexual assault, said that she plans to work with establishments and residents to inform them of steps they can take to ensure their safety.

Cocktail napkins printed with phrases such as "Be Aware" will be distributed to local bars and she reminds people to be aware of where they put their drinks and to stay with a larger group.

Pryor said, "I think a lot of people come here to escape from reality and to relax and have a good time and I think often in that situation, people's guards do come down. I think to some extent that can be OK but when you're talking about personal safety, that's something that everyone should be aware of."

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