Description: GHB is a central nervous system depressant manufactured illegally in the United States. GHB is a clear liquid (though it can be colored to hide its identity) with a slight metallic odor that is significantly heavier than water and often stored in plastic water bottles. GHB is also stored in miniature mouthwash bottles sold for around $5 per capful. GHB may also be found as a white powdered material.
Street names: Liquid X, Liquid Ecstasy ( is not ecstasy ), Liquid E, Salt(y) Water, Scoop, Soap, Easy Lay, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy, GHB or GBH, G-Riffick, Cherry Meth, and Organic Quaalude.
Effects: As a depressant, GHB has many of the same side effects as alcohol including nausea, headaches, vomiting, drowsiness, slurred speech, dizziness, reduced breathing and heart rate, and involuntary muscle spasms. As a date rape drug, GHB relaxes inhibitions and has a reputation for increasing sex drive. Large doses may cause passing out, coma, and death - especially when combined with alcohol and other drugs.