4 Things You Should Know About GHB

GHB or Gamma Hydroxybutyrate is an illegal, man-made drug and is a depressant. Colloquially, it is known as a “date rape” drug, as it is sometimes used at parties or clubs to sedate individuals against their knowledge or will. It is important to be educated on effects and dangers of this drug so you and your teen can be aware. Here are four other things you may not know about GHB.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About GHB

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GHB is known for being given to unsuspecting individuals in social situations. Though this may be the case, GHB is often taken recreationally. too.

  • 1. How It’s Made

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    GHB is illegally made, often in home labs. It can be made into a clear and odorless liquid, a powder or a tablet.

  • 2. How It’s Used and Abused

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    GHB is typically taken orally. It is also sometimes put in peoples’ drinks without their knowledge. In cases of sexual assault, the sedative effects are manipulated, as the user is unable to resist or struggle.

  • 3. Its Perceived Benefits

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    GHB is a depressant that is reported to create feelings of euphoria, sexual arousal and sometimes hallucinations. It is known as a “club” or “rave” drug, and is typically taken (or given) at parties and clubs.

  • 4. Negative Side Effects

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    The main negative side effect of GHB is the sexual assault that often occurs after it is taken. It can also create feelings of extreme drowsiness and induce memory loss, loss of consciousness, decreased blood pressure, decreased heart rate or lowered body temperature.

  • Get Help

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    If you or someone you know has overdosed on GHB or has been given it against their will, be sure to call 911 immediately.

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