GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate)

GHB is normally swallowed. Problems with safety, including concerns about its use in date rape, have led to it being banned in several countries including Australia where sale and possession is illegal. GHB is also known as: 

  • fantasy
  • grievous bodily harm
  • GBH
  • Gina. 

It is also referred to as liquid ecstasy or liquid E even though there is no relation to ecstasy at all. 

What does GHB look like? 

It is almost always sold as a clear or blue odourless liquid. It is usually in a little vial such as a fish-shaped sushi soy sauce container.

More information

Visit the Positive Choices website for detailed information about GHB.

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Page last updated: 21 Sep 2017