GHB is a central nervous system depressant. GHB is often manufactured in homes with recipes and its found and purchased on the internet, it can be made from things we commonly use as floor and drain cleaner. GHB is usually taken orally, either in liquid or powder form. GHB has a salty taste; however, it is often diluted in liquids and virtually undetectable. GHB is commonly used as a date rape drug. GHB can be produced in clear liquid, white powder, tablet, and capsule forms. It is colorless and odorless and when it is slipped into a drink at a club or bar, or mixed with enough water, it is completely tasteless.
Effects of GHB
GHB can be given to a person without there knowledge or consent. If you believe someone is under the influence of GHB and was given GHB without there knowledge it is important to bring them to the nearest emergency room. If someone has been abusing GHB and they may also be experiencing similar symptoms.
- Nausea • Difficulty breathing and thinking • Hallucinating • Slurred speech • Amnesia • Loss of muscle control
Each individual faces different withdrawal symptoms, depending on a number of factors, including how long they were using GHB, how they were ingesting the drug, how often they were taking it and other individual factors. Timeline: The timeline of withdrawal from GHB is similar to alcohol or benzos, since it is in the central nervous system depressant family. Days 1 – 3: Some people can feel withdrawal symptoms within 24 hours without the drug, this may include nausea, and vomiting or tremors. Days 4 – 7: Feeling of exhaustion or confusion may persist. Days 8 – 14: Usually this is when your anxiety and irritability are heightened, some may experience insomnia or post-acute withdrawal symptoms such as body aches.
Symptoms of Withdrawal
GHB withdrawal can be uncomfortable for users, emotionally and physically. The signs someone may be experiencing withdrawal from GHB are: Emotional: • Irritability • Psychosis • Anxiety • Memory Loss Physical: • Seizures • Tremors • sweating, body aches, like the flu • Difficulty sleeping • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting