What is it?
GHB is predominantly a central nervous system depressant.
does it look like?
GHB can be produced in clear liquid, white powder, tablet, and capsule
forms. It is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. GHB is often manufactured
in homes with recipes and kits found and purchased on the Internet.
are the street names/slang terms for it?
Grievous Bodily Harm, G, Liquid Ecstasy, Georgia Home Boy.
is it used?
In powder form, measuring a dose is fairly straightforward. In liquid
form, GHB comes in a wide variety of concentrations with a single dose
ranging from a few drops to a full glass.
are its short-term effects?
At lower doses, GHB can relieve anxiety and produce relaxation. Combining
use with other drugs such as alcohol can result in nausea and difficulty
breathing. GHB may also produce withdrawal effects, including insomnia,
anxiety, tremors, and sweating.
are its long-term effects?
As the dose increases, the sedative effects may result in sleep and eventual
coma or death.
has reportedly been used in cases of date rape. Because GHB is odorless
and tasteless, it can be slipped into someone's drink without detection.
is its federal classification?
was put in the Schedule I category in 2000.