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GHB - Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

What is it?

Prescribed as Xyrem, it is also known as the “date rape drug." It comes in a liquid or as a white powder that is dissolved in water, juice, or alcohol. In liquid form, GHB is clear and colorless and slightly salty in taste.

Street Names

G, Georgia Home Boy, Goop, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid X, Scoop, Liquid Ecstasy

How is it used?

  • Usually a liquid, mixed in a beverage
  • White powder normally dissolved in a liquid

How does it affect the body?

  • Hallucinations
  • Euphoria, drowsiness, decreased anxiety, excited and aggressive behavior
  • Overdose symptoms: unconsciousness, seizures, slowed heart rate, greatly slowed breathing, lower body temperature, vomiting, nausea, coma, death
  • Addictive. Withdrawal symptoms: insomnia, anxiety, tremors, increased heart rate and blood pressure, psychotic thoughts.
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