Effects of GHB
GHB addiction and excessive use of GHB create both pleasant and unpleasant side effects. When mixed with alcohol, GHB is especially dangerous and can quickly lead to death. GHB can be snorted, smoked, swallowed pure or mixed with another liquid (often alcohol). GHB’s effects are similar to those of alcohol. They are also very similar to those of ecstasy; however, GHB is not ecstasy. Effects of GHB include:
Disinhibition and increased sociability
Extremely decreased breathing rate
Unconsciousness, unable to wake up from sleep
Death due to decreased breathing, heart attack, aspiration of vomit
GHB addiction produces withdrawal symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, tremor and even delirium when the drug is stopped abruptly. Emergency medical treatment is needed for severe GHB addiction withdrawal and for GHB addiction overdose. Unfortunately, many medical professionals are not familiar with the treatment of GHB addiction overdose and withdrawal. Fatalities have been reported.
GHB addiction is dangerous. It requires treatment in a specialized substance abuse treatment center that has trained clinical professionals who can help a person overcome GHB addiction