Date Rape Drug Sold Over The Internet

Drug  trafficking groups are using the Internet to distribute the “date rape” drug, GHB, and its derivative drugs, GBL and 1, 4 Butanediol 1,4 BD.) GHB, GBL and 1,4 BD are abused to produce euphoria, intoxication and hallucinogenic states, and for their alleged role as a muscle growth hormone. These substances are also used as “date rape” drugs, acting as central nervous system depressants, which cause drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, loss of inhibition, memory loss and visual disturbances. Higher doses of these substances will cause unconsciousness, seizures, severe respiratory depression, coma and even death. DEA has documented 72 deaths relating to GHB and its derivatives.

Source: DEA Media Advisory. Sept 2002.

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