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.
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How it is Taken
- Usually a liquid, mixed in a beverage
- White powder normally dissolved in a liquid
How does it affect the body?
- 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
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