Since 1992, more than 3,500 people have died from a GHB overdose.
(PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on the dangerous designer drug DHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) in its latest blog post.
Also known as the “date rape” drug because it depresses the central nervous system and, when mixed with alcohol can render a person – or a victim – unconscious, GHB is also referred to by a variety of street names, including “liquid ecstasy”, “G”, “cups” and “Georgia homeboy”, among other.
The blog post also notes that GHB comes in four forms: clear liquid, white powder, tablets and capsules. It has no color or smell, which is why it’s undetectable in drinks. Even more worrisome is the fact that GHB can be made quite easily at home using two primary ingredients, gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and sodium hydroxide – substances that are often found in drain cleaners and stripping solvents.
“Since 1992, more than 3,500 people have died from a GHB overdose,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Some people also try and use GHB as way to reduce the ill-effects of cocaine, LSD or methamphetamines. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for disaster, because GHB cannot prevent withdrawal symptoms; it can merely mask them. The underlying damage is still happening in the body.”
Individuals struggling with a GHB addiction, or family members and friends who are deeply concerned about a loved one’s substance addiction or abuse issues, can contact a certified local inpatient treatment facility for answers and advice. They can also speak with recovering and recovered addicts in order to better understand the process and challenges involved.”
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What You Need to Know about GHB” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-you-need-to-know-about-ghb/.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.