GHB has gotten a horrible reputation as a date rape drug, but there is more to it than a substance that can lead to sexual abuse and loss of short-term memory. After all, it is also considered a recreational drug—and that means that people choose to take it too! Why? Look at some reports from people who have tried it. ...Read more ›
GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, is a naturally occurring chemical in our bodies.
It is found naturally in every cell in the human body. In the brain, the highest amounts occur in the hypothalamus and basal ganglia [Gallimberti, 1989]. GHB is found in even greater concentrations in the kidney, heart, skeletal muscles, and brown fat [Chin, 1992].
GHB has been widely used and researched, finding applications in obstetrics and general anesthesia and in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia, and other arenas.
During the 1980s, GHB was widely available over-the-counter in health-food stores, purchased largely by body-builders for its ability to aid in fat reduction and muscle-building. In the last few years it has been gaining popularity as a recreational drug offering a pleasant, alcohol-like, hangover-free high and potent prosexual effects.
GHB is currently (as of 2010) a controlled substance in almost every developed country in the world, and carries heavy fines and/or imprisonment for possessing and using.
We have extensive research papers on GHB, the facts about it, how it is obtained and how it is used recreationally. Also included is the complete synthesis for GHB.
Like a few other recreational drugs, GHB can be made in laboratories at home, using ingredients that you might already have on hand or have easy access to at grocery stores nationwide. It is classified as a Schedule 3 drug in some forms, the middle classification available by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the United States, but in pure or homemade form it is usually categorized as Schedule 1 currentl ...Read more ›
GHB is also known as a date rape drug, but it is just as popular as ecstasy among young people ages twelve to twenty. When combined with other drugs like marijuana or alcohol, the effects range from extreme euphoria to death, depending on the individual. But there is much more to know about GHB. ...Read more ›