The History And Effects Of Fantasy - GHB - Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate
What Is Fantasy - GHB - Gamma Hydroxybutyrate ?
The chemical name for GBH is Gamma - Hydroxybutyrate. It is in the classification of date rape drugs, used widely in night clubs and taverns, inserted into beverages to render a targeted victim 100% compliant to a rape, through heavy sedation.
Street names for GHB include "fantasy", "Grievous Bodily Harm", "Liquid E", or "Liquid X".
Fantasy or GHB is in the U.S. Department Of Drug Enforcement (DEA) classification of DATE RAPE or PREDATORY DRUGS along with Ecstasy.
The DEA has launched an enforcement and national awareness campaign focused on Ecstasy and other synthetic drugs. "Operation X-Out" targets the increasingly popular drug Ecstasy along with drugs that have become known as "predatory drugs" because they have been used to facilitate sexual assault. GHB has been used in the commission of sexual assaults because it renders the victim incapable of resisting, and may cause memory problems that could complicate case prosecution.
GHB is actually a drug that can be used as an anaesthetic, or a sedative. It was initially developed in the United States, aimed at being a pre-medication to help relax patients before surgery. It was first synthesized in the 1920s and was under development as an anesthetic agent in the 1960s. GHB is produced naturally by the body in small amounts but its physiological function is unclear.
GHB was sold in health food stores as a performance enhancing additive in bodybuilding formulas until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned it in 1990. It is currently marketed in some European countries as an adjunct to anesthesia.
GHB is abused for its ability to produce euphoric and hallucinogenic states and for its alleged function as a growth hormone that releases agents to stimulate muscle growth. GHB became a Schedule I Controlled Substance in March 2000.
In the United States, GHB is produced in clandestine laboratories with no guarantee of quality or purity, making its effects less predictable and more difficult to diagnose. GHB can be manufactured with inexpensive ingredients and using recipes on the Internet.
Gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol are analogs of GHB that can be substituted for it. Once ingested, these analogs convert to GHB and produce identical effects. GBL, an industrial solvent, is used as an immediate precursor in the clandestine production of GHB. The FDA has issued warnings for both GBL and 1,4-butanediol, stating that the drugs have a potential for abuse and are a public health danger.
GHB is usually taken orally. It is sold as a light-colored powder that easily dissolves in liquids or as a pure liquid packaged in vials or small bottles. In liquid form, it is clear, odorless, tasteless, and almost undetectable when mixed in a drink. GHB is typically consumed by the capful or teaspoonful at a cost of $5 to $10 per dose. The average dose is 1 to 5 grams and takes effect in 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the dosage and purity of the drug. Its effects last from 3 to 20 hours
Consumption of less than 1 gram of GHB acts as a relaxant, causing a loss of muscle tone and reduced inhibitions. Consumption of 1 to 2 grams causes a strong feeling of relaxation and slows the heart rate and respiration. At this dosage level, GHB also interferes with blood circulation, motor coordination, and balance.
In stronger doses, 2 to 4 grams, pronounced interference with motor and speech control occurs. A coma-like sleep may be induced, requiring intubation to wake the user. When mixed with alcohol, the depressant effects of GHB are enhanced. This can lead to respiratory depression, unconsciousness, coma, and overdose.
Side effects associated with GHB may include nausea, vomiting, delusions, depression, vertigo, hallucinations, seizures, respiratory distress, loss of consciousness, slowed heart rate, lowered blood pressure, amnesia, and coma. GHB can become addictive with sustained use.
Drug-facilitated rape is defined as sexual assault made easier by the offender's use of an anesthetic-type drug that renders the victim physically incapacitated or helpless and unable to consent to sexual activity. Whether the victim is unwittingly administered the drug or willingly ingests it for recreational use is irrelevant—the person is victimized because of their inability to consciously consent to sexual acts.
According to NDIC, GHB has surpassed Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) as the most common substance used in drug-facilitated sexual assaults. GHB can mentally and physically paralyze an individual, and these effects are intensified when the drug is combined with alcohol.
The appearance of the rock-like powder can confuse recreational drug users, as the appearance is similar to that of drugs such as cocaine or meth, another reason to avoid recreational drugs.
It is difficult to estimate the incidence of drug-facilitated rape involving GHB. Victims may not seek help until days after the assault, in part because the drug impairs their memory and in part because they may not identify signs of sexual assault. GHB is only detectable in a person's system for a limited amount of time and, if the victim does not seek immediate help, the opportunity to detect the drug can quickly pass. Also, law enforcement agencies may not be trained to gather necessary evidence and may not be using equipment that is sensitive enough to test for the drug.
GHB is a colorless, odorless liquid with a salty taste. It can be easily slipped into drinks undetected (giving it the reputation of being a 'date rape' drug).
More recently GHB has been produced as a bright blue liquid called ("blue nitro"). However, any food dye can be added to it to make it other colors.
The term "fantasy" is a dark side label used to express a degenerate male fantasy of having a sex partner who will submit to any act no matter how humiliating, painful and physically injuring, who is totally compliant, not capable of consent nor of refusal. It is a blank check to do things to women, most women wouldn't permit.
Since the most common method of giving GHB to a victim is via a drink, guarding a drink, making sure to drink beverages out of bottles that have not been opened, watching a bartender prepare a drink, not ordering at the table in a bar, and not leaving a drink unattended are the primary means of avoidance.