Gamma Hydroxybutyrate is one of many a club drugs which enhances sensuality and gives the body a sense of euphoria. Many street names include Juice, Liquid Ecstasy, Georgia Home Boy, Liquid X, Liquid G and Fantasy. When taken with alcohol, club drugs are intensified and a dangerous combination and can last from 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on the dosage. In higher dosages it may induce amnesia, drowsiness, nausea, agitation, visual problems, unconsciousness and even death.
Recreational dosages are usually between 500 mg and 3,000 mg and is found as the sodium or potassium salt that easily dissolves. Gamma Hydroxybutyrate “GHB” can easily be manufactured at home and does not require any scientific chemistry. The mixing of two things, Gamma Hydroxybutyrate and Sodium Hydroxide will form the GHB salt.
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate “Date Rape Drug”
Club drugs are often taken to enhance the partying experience and in small doses will act as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. Gamma Hydroxybutyrate “GHB” is widely known as the “date rape drug”. It is colorless and odorless and salty to the taste. It is easily sprinkled into drinks left unattended which can lead to sexual assault. Gamma Hydroxybutyrate is difficult to detect in urine a day later. Often times if someone has been subjected unwillingly to take the club drug, the memory of what actually happened may not be recalled for many months.
If subjected to Gamma Hydroxybutyrate ”GHB”, the club drug will remain in the follicles of hair and be able to be detected for up to three months after the incident. Requesting a hair sample will be beneficial to test for multiple drugs if you were a victim to find out exactly what was slipped into the drink.
In the last ten years, 194 deaths were attributed or related to Gamma Hydroxybutyrate which caused respiratory arrest after ingestion mixing with alcohol. The body naturally produces GHB in tiny amounts. Blood levels can increase dramatically causing death or unconsciousness.
GHB generally comes in a powered form and can easily be mixed with water and poured into a drink. This club drug is illegal in the United States. Spending an evening bar hopping and clubbing, a drink should never be left unattended. This will prevent an unwanted substance in the body and taking precautions and being aware at all times will save you from being a victim. If at anytime you have turned your back on your drink while someone is sitting right next to you, dispose of that drink and order another. These preventative measures will protect you from predators. Be aware of your surroundings while out and about and keep a close tab on your drink at all times.