A YOUNG woman who raised awareness of drink spiking among students has now developed an environmentally friendly coaster that will be distributed across Scotland.

Cara Teven revealed the design for her anti-spiking device and the coaster contains telephone numbers of organisations which can help those dealing with mental health issues.

The Girls Against Spiking founder posted on Facebook: "Apologises for the lack of updates on here in recent months - there has been lots going on in the background. Since the start of the year, I have been developing my own anti spiking device.

"As a traditional bar coaster with a Girls Against Spiking twist, it is of course environmentally friendly.

"I wanted to do something to help tackle Scotland's mental health crisis, so it features Samaritans contact details as well as others which can help with a host of personal issues.

"I have thousands of these coasters which have been distributed to every police division in Scotland who will then further distribute them in their local area to licenses premises.

"I hope you are all as delighted with them as I am!"

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We revealed last year that the law student from Ayr began the campaign when one of her own friends was spiked, and now she encourages bars and nightclubs to provide cups with lids in a bid to stop people being deliberately spiked on nights out.

Although the statistics of spiking are relatively low, it is feared that it is under-reported. 

Cara previously said: “Everybody knows somebody who has been spiked.

“It is one of those things where people are too scared to come forward and with it being mixed with alcohol there are connotations with the victim being reckless and embarrassed about it.

“Hopefully, the campaign will change that and make people come forward.”

The campaign, which was backed by Police Scotland, launched last September after a Glasgow Caledonian University student jumped from her bedroom window after she was allegedly spiked. 

A post about Alix Taylor went viral on social media after she shared her story.