(Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate)
What is GHB?
GHB stands for Gamma- Hydroxybutyrate. It serves as a central nervous system depressant that relaxes the body and can be used to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder that causes excessive or sudden surprise sleep attacks. GHB is usually produced in white powder, clear liquid, capsule, and tablet form. It is known as a "date rape" drug because it can easily be into drinks.
How is the drug taken into the body?
Tablet/ Pill Form
GHB tablets and pills can be taken orally and is ingested.
GHB as a powder can be inhaled.
Liquid GHB can be taken orally and is ingested.
How does the drug affect the body?
Short term effects
- Loss of consciousness
Long term effects
- Impaired breathing
- Slurred speech
- Impaired memory and judgement
Signs of abuse
- Mood swings
- Signs of depression
- Trouble remembering recent events that have happened
- Unproductive performance in school or work
- Change in behavior
- Change in personality
GHB can be both a physically and psychologically addictive