GHB is short for gamma-hydroxybutyrate which is a central nervous system depressant. Although it is sometimes called liquid ecstasy it is not chemically related to ecstasy and has an entirely separate chemical profile and effects.

This fact sheet includes:

  • What is GHB
  • How many people use GHB?
  • What are the effects?
  • What are the risks?
  • GHB and overdose