What is GHB?

GHB is a drug commonly found in the dance scene and is sometimes referred to as liquid ecstasy due to its stimulating, euphoric and supposed aphrodisiac qualities. Chemically-speaking, it is not related to MDMA at all. Mildly salty in flavour, yet colourless and odorless, it’s also used a date-rape drug – when mixed with alcohol, it can intoxicate quickly.

Other names include: Fantasy, grievous bodily harm (GBH), liquid ecstasy, liquid E, G.

This page was last reviewed in March 2014.