GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, is a central nervous system depressant that is most commonly used in the context of rave parties. GHB is one of the most commonly used drugs for this purpose, as it is known for its ability to reduce inhibitions and increase sex drive. It is also associated with increased pleasure during sexual activities, as well as disinhibited behavior.
The effects of GHB can occur quickly, usually within 15-20 minutes, and can last up to 4-6 hours. Because of its rapid onset and short duration of action, frequent redosing is often necessary to sustain the desired effects. This can lead to physical and psychological dependence, as well as potentially dangerous adverse effects such as confusion, lethargy, and respiratory depression.
GHB is often referred to as a “date rape” drug due to its use in sexual assault. Because of its disinhibiting effects, victims of GHB-facilitated sexual assault may not be able to provide consent or remember the details of the event. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with GHB and to always be mindful of consent when engaging in sexual activity.