Ariane Brunet was refused the GHB screening test

The singer-songwriter Ariane Brunet who denounced in an Instagram publication having been drugged with GHB without her knowledge would have had access to screening, which was not possible to do at the hospital, in her house.

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The 31-year-old was attending a performance and having a drink of locally purchased alcohol when she started feeling extremely ill last Friday.

“It was in a bar where there was a theater,” explains Ariane Brunet in an interview with Quebec Matin on LCN. “In the minutes that followed that drink, I no longer have any consciousness, neither of time nor of space. I have no memory,” the woman said.

Heavy legs, heartache, she could no longer open her eyes, speak or walk; Memories revisited in “flashback”.

Fortunately, her friends with whom she was found to have taken care of her and were able to protect her from potential aggression.

Ariane Brunet is transported to the hospital by ambulance where he arrives around midnight and a half. It wasn’t until 4:30 a.m. that she woke up.

She would have liked to take a test to find out if the viol drug was present in her blood, which was not possible.

“I had to really insist on taking a test. Can I know how much GHB is in my blood? At 31, I know my body, I know that I was drugged. If I had been 18 I’m not sure it would have been so imperative in my head. I needed that for me, to move on,” she laments.

At the Montreal hospital where she was treated, she was told that they were not equipped to take these samples, argues the artist. He was also told that GHB was too volatile and was difficult to detect in the blood.

According to an article from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), GHB can be detected in the blood for up to six hours, and for up to twelve hours in the urine.

“If we had a more responsive system, I could have had the right to a test in the ambulance! I have a very good doubt, I have several data which indicate to me that it is one or two people in particular who drugged me”, she pleads. She is now backing down without proof.

Response from the CIUSSS Centre-Sud

Contact, the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, explains that GHB screening is offered at the medico-legal kits at Notre-Dame Hospital.

To obtain this doctor-legal kit, the alleged victim must request it and/or file a complaint with the police.

Thus, a woman who has been sexually assaulted has the right to GHB screening, or even, “if necessary”, specifies Marianne Paquette, spokesperson for the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. .

The spokeswoman says every situation is different, and drug tests are often “negative” due to the will of the drug, which fireworks very quickly in the body without leaving a trace.

***See the interview with Ariane Brunet gives the video above.***

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