GHB and GBL Detox

GHB and GBL Detox

Before GHB or GBL detox can begin, it is important to understand the effects and risks associated with the drug.


GHB (gammahydroxybutrate) and GBL (gammabutyrolactone) are closely related drugs which have strong sedative effects. GBL is converted into GHB after entering the body. They come as a colourless, odourless liquid.
The drugs produce a feeling of euphoria, can reduce inhibitions and cause drowsiness. The effects start after about 10 minutes and can last for several hours. Because it can easily be added to drinks, it can also be used as a “date-rape” drug.


There are many risks associated with taking GHB. These can include:

  • Death – taking GHB can result in unconsciousness and coma, leading to death.
  • Rape – Due to the sedative effects of GHB, users may be at risk of sexual assault.

The risks of taking GHB are greatly increased when consumed with alcohol.

How we can help

We have a range of alcohol and drug rehab treatments to help with your GHB addiction, including detox, counselling and holistic therapies. For more information call us on 0800 500 3129.