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GHB & GBL

GBH & GBL


(Gammahydroxybutyrone),  (Gammabutyrolactone)

AKA: GBH, Liquid E, Liquid X.

BACKGROUND:

GBL is a pro-drug of GHB, converts to GHB in the body. GHB originally developed for use during pre-op and to promote muscle growth. GBL is an industrial solvent.

LEGAL STATUS:

>    GHB and GBL are illegal
>    Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971).
>    GHB/GBL are illegal to possess (maximum penalty two years in jail) or supply (maximum penalty 14 years in jail).

FORM:

Colourless, odourless, salty-tasting liquids, often sold in small bottles and capsules.

EFFECTS:

Increased sociability, lower inhibitions, feelings of relaxation and euphoria. Effects take 10 minutes to 1 hour to kick in, and have been known to last for a day.

RISKS:

High doses can cause nausea, muscle stiffness, vomiting, confusion and convulsions. In some cases it can lead to coma and respiratory collapse. If incorrectly produced, GHB can badly burn the mouth. Mixing GHB with alcohol or other drugs can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. Those with respiratory problems or low blood pressure should avoid GHB because of its depressant effects.

LONG-TERM EFFECTS:

Not yet fully understood.