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What Is A Date Rape Drug?

GHB is a drug that has been coined as the ‘date-rape drug'. rape drug’. It is an extremely dangerous drug made with Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL) and Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide.

This drug has been called the date-rape drug because of how easy it is to slip it into a person’s drink or food without being detected. Once the drug takes effect, the person will exhibit symptoms such as intoxication, playfulness, sexual inhibitions, loss of coordination, difficulty concentrating and possibly even unconsciousness.

GHB is an odorless clear liquid, which looks like water. Because of this, the date-rape drug blends well into drinks without being detected. It is said that GHB has a salty taste, which in some cases may be detected, but not always. In most situations, the victim would dismiss it as the flavor of the drink, but that could be a dangerous mistake.

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GHB is called the date-rape drug, because the drug can prevent victims from resisting a sexual assault after the drug has been added to the victim’s drink or food. Alcohol tends to increase the effects of GHB and creating a higher chance of overdose.

The date-rape drug has many street names, some of the most common of which are “G," Easy Lay, Salty Water, Liquid X, and Grievous Bodily Harm.

Because of the dangers and how easily it can be added to drinks, the best thing to do is never leave your drink unattended or even turn your head away from your drink, because it can happen that fast. Never accept drinks from someone you don’t know, because the possibility exists that it could be laced with GHB.

If you see someone you know exhibiting GHB-related symptoms, take them to the hospital at once for treatment. Complications from using GHB can result in coma, respiratory failure or even death.

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