Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate
GHB is a
used both as a sleep-aid and as a recreational
intoxicant. It is known
for its ability to induce a short (several hours)
coma-like sleep at
high doses. A number of GHB-related deaths in
combination with its
addiction potential led to it being made illegal in
1999. GHB is also used as a date rape drug and is masked
by pouring the liquid form into drinks to hide the
salty taste. The combination of alcohol with
GHB makes the narcotic even more dangerous.
Chemicals such as Gamma Butylactone (GBL) are used to make GHB
and if taken orally, GBL is naturally
converted into GHB by the human body.
The peak high lasts 1-3 hours and symptoms include
euphoria, anxiety, loss of inhibition, and impaired
High doses can lead to respiratory depression,
seizures, coma's and death. GHB is often used in club and music
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