Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

What is it?

GHB, also known as Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid, is a prescription drug that treats the loss of muscle control and excessive daytime sleepiness caused by narcolepsy. It can cause Euphoria, increased sex drive, and tranquility. It is known to have a soapy and salty taste and can be bought on the streets or the internet in liquid, white powdered form, or crystals.

Short Term Effects?

  • Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Euphoria
  • Tranquility
  • Increased sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Exhaustion
  • Sluggishness
  • Confusion
  • Clumsiness

Long Term Effects?

  • Amnesia
  • Coma
  • Severe respiratory depression
  • Death
  • Seizures

Signs of Abuse

GHB is abused by teens and young adults at bars, parties, clubs, and raves. It is often placed in alcohol beverages such as beer and wine and is found in small but insignificant quantities. It is available as an odorless, colorless drug that can be combined with alcohol beverages and is given to unsuspecting victims. It is common with body builders who use it to gain muscle and reduce fat. It is also commonly used at high school and college rave parties and can be used for sexual assault.

Ways the Drug Enters the Body:

  • Orally
  • Combined with alcohol drinks
  • Sedatives or hypnotics
  • Other drugs

GHB is a psychologically and physically addictive drug

Slang/Street Names:

  • Liquid X
  • Liquid Ecstasy
  • Georgia home boy
  • Oop
  • Gamma - oh
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Mils
  • G
  • Liquid G
  • Fantasy
  • Club Drug
  • Date rape drug
  • Party drug