GHB(Gamma Hydroxybutyric acid) • Depressant for the central nervous system. http://www.drug-rehabs.org/ghb-drug-pictures.php
GHB Street Names • “Liquid Ecstasy” • “Liquid x” • “Georgia home boy” • “Fantasy” • “G”
GHB • It is illegally produced in home labs. • Known as a designer drug, it is specifically made for getting people high. • It causes the victim incapable of resisting and may cause memory problems. • It makes the user feel relaxed, happy, and sociable.
Appearance of GHB • An odorless, colorless, liquid form. • It can also be in powder or pill form. • Usually ingested in a liquid mixture; most commonly mixed with alcohol. http://www.streetdrugs.org/html%20files/GHB.html http://www.lcpcopp.ca/events/mfl08/depressants.php
GHB Category • GHB is a depressant, It attacks the central nervous system. • The drugs in the category of depressants all slow down the nervous system and reduce stress.
Short Term/ Immediate Effects • Drowsiness • Dizziness • Nausea • Visual Disturbances
Long-Term Effects • Unconsciousness • Seizures • Severe respiratory depression • Coma • Death • Insomnia • Liver Failure
Legality • GHB is now illegal in most states in the United States • Anyone who possesses, manufactures, or distributes GHB could face up to 20 years in prison.
Medical Usage • It was approved by the food and drug administration for use of treatment for narcolepsy (A sleep disorder) before it became illegal. http://www.androidguys.com/2009/12/09/fda-drugs-app-for-android-released/
GHB Statistics • It is used for people the age of 12-77 • More than 66 deaths are related to GHB overdoses • More than 5,800 overdoses have been documented in emergency rooms nationwide. http://drashkan.tripod.com/home/id11.html
Where To Go For Help • Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center Hartford, CT. Call (860)-524-0046 • The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center. 333 Homestead Avenue Hartford, CT.
Citations • How GHB is abused. Rape Treatment Center. May 9th, 2011 <http://www.911rape.org/rape-drugs/ghb/how-ghb-is-abused> • U,S Drug Enforcment Administration. DEA. May 5th, 2011 <http://www.justice.gov/dea/concern/ghb_factsheet.html>. • GHB facts. Above The Influence. May 5th, 2011 <http://abovetheinfluence.com/facts/drugsghb/>. • Club Drugs. July 2010 National Instuitute on drug abuse. May 5th, 2011 <http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/clubdrugs.html>. • Porrota, Trinka. GHB addiction. May 5th, 2011 http://www.trendydrugs.org/ghb_addiction.htm#Statistics%20-%20Underreported • GHB. Dance Safe. May 9th, 2011 <http://dancesafe.org/drug-information/ghb>.
Citations • GHB Drug addiction and abuse. March 25th, 2011 Narconon. May 9th, 2011 <http://www.narconon.ca/ghb.htm>.