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January 5, 2012

Gamma-HydroxyButyric Acid (GHB)

There's a lot of hype about GHB, so what's the deal with this drug anyway? Gama hydroxybutyric acid goes by its share of aliases, like GHB, Liquid X, and Grievous Bodily Harm. GHB is a man-made depressant which is only legal to treat the sleep disorder narcolepsy. When taken as a street drug, the clear, odorless liquid is often mixed in drinks. It can also be snorted as a powder. GHB's effects are relatively short-lived, and usually peter out within several hours. When you take GHB, you may feel euphoric and very relaxed. GHB's physical affects vary, but often include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. With higher doses, the drug's effects can quickly become more serious, with results including seizures, respiratory distress, and even coma. GHB is a popular "date rape drug," as the colorless liquid can be easily mixed with alcoholic drinks. With the exception of its controlled use in narcoleptic patients, Gama hydroxybutyric acid is illegal in the United States.

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December 20, 2012