A mother shared the cautionary tale her daughter became after the 18-year-old appeared “possessed” due to a spiked drink.

Millie Taplin was at the MooMoo nightclub in Southend, Essex on her first night out after turning 18 when a man she had been talking to offered her a drink, reportedly saying ‘try this’, according to her mother.

The 18-year-old accepted the drink and took a couple of sips, but didn’t like it because it was really strong. Within a matter of minutes, Millie began to feel sick and said she had been ‘spiked’.

Soon after she was rushed to A&E where doctors discovered that Millie had been given two different drugs – one to paralyze and one to knock her out, said her mom Claire.

“It was horrendous, she looked possessed,” Claire Taplin recalled. “This is what being spiked looks like please be careful when out,” the terrified mother wrote in a Facebook post, featuring a before and after picture of Millie. “My daughter was lucky she had good friends that acted accordingly,” Claire continued before urging others to share her post to make people aware.

“I had no idea what was going on, I can’t describe what it was like seeing her like that,” Claire furthered. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Millie was aware of what was happening but couldn’t speak,” she added, describing the terrifying ordeal her daughter went through. “She felt sick almost immediately and went outside. She knew she wasn’t drunk but was slumped in a nearby alleyway.”

In hopes of spreading awareness to help protect other women from suffering in the same way, Claire, who works with the NHS, shared the images online of Millie appearing to squirm on the hospital bed with her eyes wide open and her jaw clenched.

“This is what being spiked looks like please be careful when out, my daughter was lucky she had good friends that acted accordingly. Share this post to make people aware.”

Millie Taplin

At present, Millie has recovered after treatment and even narrated her jarring experience at the club. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It was horrible,” she said.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the MooMoo club stated:

“The alleged drink spiked appears to have been accepted from a person known to the lady affected and whilst it was not reported to us at the time, we are assisting the police who are dealing with the matter.”

Watch the video clip below shared by Claire to spread awareness:

Sources: TapHaps, Daily Mail, Newsweek

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