GHB (GAMMA-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID)

WHAT IS IT?

GHB is prescribed as Xyrem, which is also known as a “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 IT IS TAKEN

  • 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
  • Addictive

OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

Unconsciousness, seizures, slowed heart rate, greatly slowed breathing, lower body temperature, vomiting, nausea, coma, death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/ghb-gamma-hydroxybutyric-acid