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Closely related drugs with similar sedative and anaesthetic effects.
GHB Gamma hydroxybutyrate is an anaesthetic with primarily sedating rather than painkilling properties. Users often swallow them mixed with water or other soft drinks.
However, as solvents, GBL and 1,4-BD do have legitimate uses, for example in some paint strippers and stain removers. The drugs do not feature in any of the major national surveys of recreational drug use, such as the British Crime Survey Drug Misuse Declared bulletin. Anecdotal evidence suggests that use of the drugs is fairly widespread on the UK club scene, particularly in gay clubs, but have yet to become ificant players among the general drug-taking population 1.
In November the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs advised that GHB should become a Class B drug rather than Class C — see Assessment of the harms of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, gamma-butyrolactone, and closely related compounds — November Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. GHB and GBL are depressant drugs which can produce a mild high in smaller doses and sedation in higher doses.
Some people liken the experience to taking ecstasy, although most users report that the experience is very similar to being drunk on alcohol. Some people who use the drug illicitly do so not for the euphoric effects, but rather use higher doses to help them sleep. It is very easy to overdose on these drugs, both because the strength can vary from bottle to bottle and because the doses involved are measured in such small quantities — the difference between a recreational dose and overdose may only be a matter of millilitres.
Nausea and vomiting, seizures, convulsions, disorientation and stiffening of muscles may occur, and coma and respiratory collapse may follow. While this does seem to be quite rare, when someone develops a dependency it can be severe, with a rapid onset of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms which may include delirium, psychosis, tremor, insomnia and severe anxiety. Dependence can develop fairly quickly, for example after a weekend of severe bingeing on GHB and its related compounds, or may result from regular use over a longer period. Doctors are currently treating withdrawal from GHB-type drugs with benzodiazepines, although further research is needed into other treatments.
Assessment of the harms of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, gamma-butyrolactone, and closely related compounds — November DrugWatch Information Sheet GBL Assessment of the harms of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, gamma-butyrolactone, and closely related compounds — November