Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid

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Some street names this drug is known by

Some people may refer to this as G, Gamma-OH, Soap, Easy Lay, Scoop, Water, Everclear, Great Hormones Bedtime, GHB, and Georgia Homeboy
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What is Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid?

GHB is a drug commonly used in patients that suffer from daytime drowsiness or narcolepsy and loss of muscle control, or cataplexy. It is a depressant that affects the central nervous system. It is highly addictive and often used in clubs and dances. A new study also showed its use as a "date rape" drug due to its water-like appearance.

How GHB is taken into the body

GHB is taken into the body orally on an empty stomach. It is fast acting and will promote sleep very quickly. It needs to be mixed with water before taken.

Effects and side effects

Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid's short term effects can provide relaxation and relieve anxiety. But this drug causes some bad effects when combined with other drugs such as alcohol.


Long term effects can lead to sleep, coma, or even death. Some other long term effects can be difficulty thinking, hallucinations, blurred speach, headaches or amnesia.


GHB can also cause dizziness, weakness, depression, seeing and hearing things that aren't there, sleepwalking, trouble breathing, cold clammy skin, seizures, or thoughts of hurting oneself as side effects.

Signs of Abuse

Signs of GHB abuse are similar to achohol abuse. These include things such as: irregular blood pressure, slow pupil reaction to light, lower body temprature, muscle relaxation, loss of coordination, and loss of gag reflex.


Overdose can lead to sleepyness, desire to sleep, inability to think, unconsciousness, vomiting, coma, and seizures,

Drug Dependence/Addiction

GHB Dependence can include both phychological, physical or both.


Users develop tolerance and dependence very quickly. phychological dependence leads to larger doses to achieve the same feeling but increases the intensity all of the negative effects of the drug.


Physical addiction is also tied to this GHB. Withdrawal symptoms usually start 12-15 hours after the last dose. Sudden withdrawal from high doses results in serious symptoms and may require medical attention.