What is GHB?
GHB is a compound that can be found naturally in humans at low concentrations. While no one knows exactly what it’s there for, we do know that at high-enough doses, GHB encourages the release of both dopamine and opiates in the brain. The resulting (or at least intended) effect is a sense of mild euphoria, diminished social anxiety, and a hopped-up libido. Basically, imagine being drunk, without the hangover the next day.
But as with anything fun in life, GHB (ab)use comes with its drawbacks -- and probably more than your average controlled substance. When taken alone, there’s a serious risk of seizures, comas, and central nervous system depression. But when mixed with other substances, the risk of overdose is far higher.