GHB has been increasingly involved in poisonings, overdoses and "date rapes." GHB and rohypnol have become notorious for their use in crimes, particularly rape. Colorless, odorless and tasteless, GHB can be slipped into drinks and cosumed without the victim having any clue. It causes sedation, often rendering the victim helpless. It also produces amnesia, making it very difficult to arrest and convict a perpetrator. GHB is cleared from the body relatively quickly, so it's sometimes difficult to detect in emergency rooms and other treatment facilities.
The drug is used predominantly by young adults, often when they attend nightclubs and raves. GHB is often manufactured in homes with recipes and ingredients found and purchased on the Internet. Because GHB is illegal and made by amateurs, samples vary in their strength and purity. Users simply cannot know how much they are getting. GHB is a central nervous system depressant that can relax or sedate the body and it is often used in combination with alcohol, making it highly toxic and even more dangerous. At higher doses it can slow breathing and heart rate to dangerous levels leading to coma, and sometimes death from respiratory arrest.
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