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Classification: Sedative hypnotic

Commercial Names: Xyrem

Common Names/Nicknames: G, Georgia homeboy, liquid ecstasy, soap, goop

Active Compound: Gamma-hydroxybutyrate / sodium-oxybate

Found in: Prescription GHB, found in low doses in distilled beverages

Mode of Consumption: Ingestion


DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US): Schedule I, illegal in all states


Relaxation, drowsiness


Nausea, headache, loss of coordination, memory impairment, respiratory depression, decreased heart rate, seizures, coma, fatal overdose

Dangerous Drug Combinations:

Potentially fatal combination with alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, inhalants, and other respiratory depressants

Special Considerations:

Associated with sexual assaults and/or rape

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Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition), by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, and Wilkie Wilson. Published 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company.


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), part of the U.S. Department of Justice.



Erowid Organization


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