Georgia Home Boy (GHB) Drug Test
The name Georgia Home Boy sounds like something rugged and fun, but the truth is GHB is a chemical compound that kills. A mainstream drug at clubs and raves, it goes under a variety of street names such as Liquid X, Lollipops or Easy Lay -- in reference to its use as a date rape drug.
Sometimes called Hillbilly Heroin, GHB is a cheap and easy compound to synthesize in home basement labs -- another reason why it has gained popularity among teens and young adults. When combined with other drugs or alcohol, GHB lives up to its other nickname -- "grievous bodily harm." A certain form of this compound, brand name Xyrem, has therapeutic value as a treatment for narcolepsy, as well.
What is GHB?
GHB is a depressant comparable to alcohol and Ecstasy. Users feel a sense of euphoria and enhanced sensuality when they take the drug in small doses. In larger amounts, they experience:
- Vision changes
In some cases, it renders the user unconscious and open to sexual abuse. Sixty-nine percent of users admit to losing consciousness when high on GHB. The drug is odorless, so it can be slipped into a drink, but GHB is known to taste vile. Here’s a tip: if your drink suddenly tastes awful, spit it out. If someone encourages you to try a cool but very sour lemon drink (which is one way that sexual predators convince women to gulp the nasty tasting GHB without knowing it), don’t do it. One gulp of GHB is all it takes to make you a possible victim of sexual assault.
As if the potential for date rape wasn’t enough to scare you, even a small amount of GHB mixed with alcohol can have deadly consequences. GHB binds with receptor sites in the central nervous system and is capable of depressing respiratory function. Combining Georgia Home Boy with another depressant such as alcohol leads to extreme sedation and respiratory arrest. Emergency rooms also report medical emergencies when multiple club drugs like cocaine, Ecstasy and Rohypnol are used in combination with GHB.
It is unclear whether there is a risk of dependence with GHB since it is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body. Chances are the dependence is as much psychological as it is chemical, but regular users report withdrawal symptoms such as:
Recognizing the Signs
GHB is a club drug, so people who frequent the party scene will generally have easy access to it, and in some cases, they may take it unknowingly. Amnesia is a common side effect with this drug, increasing it’s popularity among those will ill intent. Other signs of use include:
- Dream-like memories
- Low respiration
Drug testing for GHB is time sensitive. The sooner a urine test is done, the more accurate the results. Standard home drug tests will not detect GHB; please order online or call Health Street immediately if you want to be tested for this drug.
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