common date rape drug. GHB can be made in a liquid or powder form, and its effects can be felt within 15 minutes of indigestion. Depending on the dosage, the effects can be different. A smaller dosage can create an intensified alcohol like buzz; a higher dose can cause death. Other stages include becoming sexually aggressive, out of body feeling, vomiting, memory loss, shallow breathing, and seizures. GHB is especially dangerous because it is made out of some of the same ingredients that are found in bleach and drain cleaner, so if it is not mixed properly one can die. See topic of the month for more information.
a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alchol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
gammahydroxybutyric acid. A colorless and odorless liquid with a salty taste, but it is also used in powder and capsule forms. Sometimes called a "date-rape" drug because it can knock a person out when mixed with alcohol. Also known as "Liquid Ecstasy," "Grievous Bodily Harm," "Georgia Home Boy," "Liquid X," and "Liquid E."
A drug that is sometimes abused for its euphoric and anabolic (or body-building) effects but often used as a sedative to make a victim less resistant to sexual assault. Side effects of GHB can be severe, including risk of seizure, coma, and difficulty breathing, especially when used in combination with alcohol. See Rohypnol, “Date-rape drugs."
Originally sold in health food stores as a growth hormone, a liquid nervous depressant touted for its ecstasy-like qualities. Banned by the FDA in 1990, the respiratory depression it can cause makes it among the most dangerous club drugs in circulation.
A member of the family of date rape drugs, GHB is available as a clear, slightly salty tasting liquid or white powder that can cause sedative effects 10 to20 minutes after it's taken.
GHB is a drug that has a depressant effect on the brain and central nervous system. GHB refers to Gamma Hydroxybutyrate.
Gamma hydroxybutyrate. An odorless, nearly tasteless liquid that has effects similar to alcohol. Because it is odorless and tasteless, it can be slipped into drinks without being detected. It can quickly depress the respiratory system, especially when mixed with alcohol. The danger is that not enough oxygen gets to the brain triggering unconsciousness and loss of memory. It is a banned substance in the United States.
Gammahydroxybutyrate (a substance occurring naturally in the brain. To be sold as Xyrem)
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