Recently, there has been a growing interest in the party drug known as “liquid G,” and many people want to learn more about it. So what is “liquid G”? Younger people and partygoers may also know it as GHB. Call 1.844.768.0169 to speak with someone from The Right Step Houston about party drugs like “Liquid G” and our programs for addiction help.
What Are Party Drugs?
Party drugs or club drugs are popular among younger adults who frequent late-night clubs and parties. Common examples of party drugs include the following:
- 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as “molly” or “ecstasy”
- Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), also known as “liquid G”
- Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as “acid”
These drugs are typically used for their stimulant or hallucinogenic properties, with people looking to enhance their experience at events like raves.
What Is Liquid G?
“Liquid G” is a street name for GHB. The street names of GHB vary from place to place, but some of the more common ones include “liquid G” and the following:
- Easy Lay
- Georgia home boy (GHB)
- Grievous bodily harm (GBH)
- Liquid X
- Salty water
GHB is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant with intoxicating effects similar to alcohol when consumed in large doses. It is odorless, colorless, and has a slightly salty taste that you can detect in liquids like beer or water. GHB has become popular among recreational users because it can easily be purchased online or through dealers at nightclubs and other social settings.
What Are the Dangers of GHB Abuse?
GHB abuse carries many potential risks associated with its use, including physical dependence and addiction. Additionally, taking too much GHB can lead to serious medical complications such as seizures and coma. Other dangers include the following:
- Dangerously low blood pressure levels
- Decreased respiration
- Impaired judgment
- Increased heart rate
- Loss of consciousness
- Muscle spasms
These side effects of GHB abuse may lead to death if not treated immediately by medical professionals. The amnesia, confusion, disorientation, impaired judgment, and loss of consciousness also make GHB a popular date rape drug. Someone can slip GHB into unsuspecting people’s drinks, making them more vulnerable to assault or robbery.
If you think you or someone you care about has a GHB abuse or addiction problem, you need to consider professional help.
What to Expect from Substance Abuse Treatment
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to “liquid G” or any other addictive substance, the best thing to do is to seek help from professionals. The Right Step Houston offers comprehensive treatment programs tailored to each patient’s needs. Our experienced staff will provide you with personalized care that includes evidence-based therapies, such as:
- 12-step support groups
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual counseling
- Medical detox
- Relapse prevention programs
Substance abuse treatment programs also often come in inpatient and outpatient formats. At The Right Step Houston, we offer aftercare services with each treatment program.
You may also ask about services and programs that may apply to your case if it includes unknowingly consuming GHB. Some rehab centers may provide help in reporting such incidents to the police.
Find Substance Abuse Treatment in Texas at The Right Step Houston
Substance abuse issues are never easy on anyone, but with The Right Step Houston’s specialized treatment programs, you no longer have to face these problems. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction to “liquid G” or any other substance, contact The Right Step Houston today at 1.844.768.0169 so our caring and compassionate team can help get you on the path toward recovery.