GHB effects, GHB psychological and physical effects.

GHB, Gamma OH has sedative properties, feelings of euphoria.

At low doses, GHB can cause a state of euphoria, increased libido, increased sociability and intoxication.

At higher doses, GHB may induce nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, agitation, visual disturbances, depressed breathing, amnesia and unconsciousness. Beware as the sedative amnesic effects may be used to perpetrate rape

The effects of GHB can last from 1.5 to 3 hours, or even longer if large doses have been consumed or if it is mixed with alcohol.

In general the doses used recreationally are between 500 mg and 3000 mg, corresponding to approximately 0.5–3 mL of liquid if the concentration is 1 gram / 1 mL (which is not always the case). When used as a recreational drug, GHB may be found as a pure liquid, or as GHB salt dissolved in water, generally at a standardised concentration of 1 gram / 1 mL and so is twice the strength of the Xyrem solution sold legally for medical use. The sodium salt of GHB has a thin, very salty, chemical taste.