Analyzing GHB: The ‘date rape’ drug

GHB in powder and liquid form

LAB NAME: Gamma Hydroxybutyric

CATEGORY: Depressant

FORM: Liquid and Powder

  • Liquid (colorless and odorless)
  • Powder (white)

INTAKE: Oral, Snorted or smoked

EFFECT TIME: 15-30 minutes

DURATION: 3-6 hours

SYMPTOMS:

  • relaxation
  • dizziness
  • ‘black-out’
  • Memory loss
  • Vomiting
  • Coma
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Sweating
  • Slow heart rate
  • Death

PRECAUTIONS:

  • Never leave your drink unattended at social gatherings
  • If someone offers to buy you a drink, accompany him/her in-order to be physically present as the drink is being bought
  • Do not accept open drinks from strangers
  • Have watchful friends nearby in-order to keep a watchful eye on each other
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