GHB

G, Liquid E

Used for calming and euphoric effects. Happiness and general sense of well-being is experienced. Some report increased sexual arousal. In large enough doses, GHB has been known as one of the ‘date-rape’ drugs due to its sedative effect as well as the amnesia that it causes.

Signs and Symptoms

The most common appearance when consumed is a complete unawareness of their surroundings. Other signs may include:

  • Incoherent communication

  • Wild body motions

  • Repeatedly falling

  • Flailing arms and legs

  • Eye rolling

Some believe that using GHB helps for muscle building as well as enhance sexual desire.

Methods of Use

  • Orally

Adverse Effects

  • Loss of inhibitions

  • Aggressive behaviour

  • Memory loss

  • Uncoordinated body movements

  • Confusion

  • Possible lethal overdose

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Slurred speech

  • Headaches

Overdose Potential

Safe doses is very difficult to determine which makes overdosing potentially high. There is a potential of severe respiratory depression or arrest, choking on their own vomit, falling into a coma or even death.

Withdrawal

GHB can easily cause a physical dependence, resulting in excruciating withdrawal symptoms. Like alcohol, withdrawal can be life-threatening.

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Agitation

  • Tremors

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Increased blood pressure

  • Psychosis

  • Delirium

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