GBH, liquid ecstasy, liquid e.
Usually liquid, occasionally in powder or capsules.
As a pre-surgery sedative.
euphoria, decreased inhibition, relaxation. Because it promotes growth hormone secretion, some bodybuilders use it to increase muscle mass.
nausea, vomiting, disorientation, short-term memory loss.
overdose, convulsions, coma or respiratory collapse. Despite these rapid recovery is usual and there have been no recorded deaths solely from GHB. Using in combination with other drugs, particularly alcohol increases the risks and can even prove fatal. GHB has been implicated in a number of drug assisted rapes when mixed into alcohol.
As yet unclear, but there is the possibility of dependence.
Not illegal to possess or supply.
How is it taken?
Orally, usually in small doses such as a teaspoon (5ml) at a time.
GHB is sold in \J\KNew-45.gif\k small plastic bottles.\j, usually containing around 40ml.
Two small plastic bottles.
Where does it come from?
GHB is marketed through health shops or by mail-order.
Counselling agencies may be appropriate.