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Transcript of GHB
It causes a euphoric high (rush of happiness) and hallucinations. You feel more sociable, similar to alcohol.
It is actually produced naturally inside your body in very small amounts. It is created on the streets through illegal labs. It is sold as a street drug and is also bought over the internet in liquid form.
It usually costs $5 to $10 per dose (average dose is 1-5 grams and usually takes 15-30 minutes to start and lasts 3-6 hours.)
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It is classified as a depressant. It is often placed in alcoholic beverages at night clubs or parties (Date Rape drugs). The scientific name is Gamma Hydroxybutyrate.
It is often called Liquid Ecstasy, G, Georgia Home Boy, Cups, Juice, Fantasy
It is often combined with alcohol and has a soapy or salty taste. It can also be taken orally.
Can be used to treat narcolepsy and more rarely alcoholism. It was also used as a dietary supplement to help people lose weight.
GHB is the active ingredient in Xyrem. Xyrem is approved by the FDA for cataplexy associated with narcolepsy.
GHB, if used frequently enough, can lead to severe addiction.
Withdrawal symptoms- insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating.
It used to be available as a dietary supplement, but was taken off the market in 1990 for safety concerns.
sedation, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, sweating, trouble breathing, dream-like feeling.
Hazards- could lead to increased sex drive and tranquility. You could suffer loss of consciousness (reported by 69% percent of users.) Sweating and vomiting.
High Doses of GHB could lead to profound seizures and comas, severe respiratory depression and death.
By Erik Eckert