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GHB

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Brittany Miller

on 15 April 2010

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GHB- Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Brittany Miller
Kiah Brooks PROFILE
Drug Group- Depressant
Medication Used in- Popular Anesthetic in the 1960's
HISTORY
Inroduced to medicine in the 1960's.
Discovered in 1963 that it was a chemical in the brain.
In 1970, GHBwas recomended for treatment of narcolepsy though it was found to be ineffective.
1980's, intensified use when it marketed as a fat burner and muscle development.
1990, the FDA declared it as unsafe and oreder it to be removed from store shelves.
On January 21, 1999 the FDA asked manufactures of GBLto stop producing it and recall products with GBL it wasn't approved for human consumption. METHODS OF USE
Usually ingested in a liquid mixture.
Most commonly mixed with alcohol. EffectsOnTheBrain
GHB can effect your memory
slows down the release of dopamine into the blood and causes the release of natural sedative neurosteroids ShortTermEffects
Lower doses can relieve anxiety & produce relaxation
Nausea, loss of muscle control and difficulty breathing
Withdrawl effects- Insomnia, anxiety, tremors and sweating.
Disorders treated with the Drug
Appetite Disorders
Sleeping Disorders (particularly Parkinson's)
Sexual Disorders
Alzheimers Disease
Dompamine-related disorders (Parkinson's) LONG TERM EFFECTS
Sleep and eventual a coma or death
Difficulty thinking, hullucinations, slurred speech, headaches and amnesia POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE
Club abuse- people will use it at a night long dance, will do it once and will want to do it again for the same effects and its very cheap GHB's Street Names
1. Georgia Home Boy
2. Goop
3. Great Hormones at Bedtime
4. Liquid E
5. Growth Hormone Booster % of Users In U.S w/ Drugs
From 8th to 12th grade the percentage varies from 0.8% to 1.1% Age Group Of Users
8th to 12th graders
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