Drugs: Beware of the “Date Rape” Drug

https://www.drugs.com/illicit/ghb.html

“…What is GHB?

GHB or Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (C4H8O3) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that is commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape” drug. GHB is abused by teens and young adults at bars, parties, clubs and “raves” (all night dance parties), and is often placed in alcoholic beverages. Euphoria, increased sex drive, and tranquility are reported positive effects of GHB abuse.1,2 Negative effects may include sweating, loss of consciousness (reported by 69 percent of users), nausea, hallucinations, amnesia, and coma, among other adverse effects….

The Effects of GHB/GBL

What ILearned from Having My Drink Spiked with GHB Nadja Brenneisen Aug 15 2014, 2:30am vice.com
“… You have to be pretty sick to take GHB voluntarily—the dosage is very hard to get right. Even sicker people use the anaesthetic in order to drug women and then rape them.

In the last 18 months, I have been unknowingly given GHB three times in doses that knocked me out. Here’s what I learned from each horrific experience:..

LESSON ONE: DON’T LEAVE YOUR DRINK UNATTENDED

Alternatively, keep the lid of your next Starbucks Frappuccino and convert it into a drink shield.

The first time I was drugged was at Kanzlei—a club in Zurich I would have never gone to out of my own free will. But birthday girls get to pick the bar, and it was not my birthday. After walking around the club for a bit, I decided that the bar area seemed to be the place where I would most likely have a good time so I set up camp there. During a visit to the toilet, someone must have added an extra secret ingredient to my drink.


Mischa Barton, Out of Hospital, Says She Was Drugged While Drinking: ‘This Is a Lesson to All Young Women’By Aurelie Corinthios, Natalie Stone• •@natalie_j_stone and Julie Jordan•@juliejordanc people.com Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:40pm EDT
“…On the evening of the 25th, I went out with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday. While having drinks, I realized that something was not right as my behavior was becoming erratic and continued to intensify over the next several hours,” Barton said in the statement.

“I voluntarily went to get professional help, and I was informed by their staff that I had been given GHB. After an overnight stay, I am home and doing well,” the statement continued. “I would like to extend a big thanks of gratitude to the professionals at Cedars-Sinai for their great care and professionalism. This is a lesson to all young women out there, be aware of your surroundings.”..”
Signs and Symptoms of GHB and Rohypnol Use narconon.org
“..GHB and Rohypnol are club drugs—drugs used by people who go to nightclubs, raves, music festivals or parties. Both are dangerous drugs that cause euphoria and amnesia and can disable a person from resisting a sexual attack or even from taking care of themselves while they are under the influence.

Most of the people who use these drugs are male teens and young adults. According to the Monitoring the Future study, 2 percent of U.S. high school seniors used Rohypnol last year…”

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What is GHB – Tips to prevent date rape

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