SipSafe Long Beach is the Health Department’s new initiative to promote public safety through equitably distributing drink safety testing kits to local businesses and organizations throughout the city.
The drink safety testing kit is a tool designed to detect the possible presence of drink-spiking drugs, such as GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), also known as the date rape drug or ketamine. They can be used anywhere and at any time. Similar drink safety initiatives have been established in other Southern California cities, and the Health Department is modeling its SipSafe Long Beach program after these existing initiatives. The goal of SipSafe Long Beach is to promote drink testing in the community and ensure drink safety resources are readily accessible.