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In todays society more and more teenagers and young adults are using drugs One of the more popular as well as dangerous drugs is Gamma-Hydroxy Butyric Acid or GHB Also known as Liquid Ecstasy Liquid X Scoop Grievous Bodily Harm Georgia Home Boy G Cherry Meth Zonked Salty Water Soap Natures Quaalude and G-riffick Because of its alcohol like hangover free high use of GHB is on an alarming rise More people are taking it and even more are overdosing or dying During the last weekend in September 1999 alone there were eight overdoses in Ann Arbor Michigan As on January 2000 GHB has been associated with at least sixty deaths twenty of which were GHB only deaths GHB has also been called a date rape drug because many women while on this drug have been raped including a local girl named Samantha Reid Samantha unknowingly ingested GHB that was put in her Mountain Dew bottle by four so called friends at a Grosse Ile apartment She was raped and then died from an overdose The three Downriver teens Daniel Brayman Nicholas Hotschlag and Joshua Cole that put GHB in Samanthas drink are serving up to fifteen years for involuntary manslaughter Erick Limmer the oldest and owner of the apartment is currently serving up to five years on lesser charges Senator Spencer Abraham announced in 1999 the approval of The Samantha Reid Date Rape Drug Prevention Act which cracks down on sexual predators that use GHB as a date rape drug As a normal component of mammalian metabolism GHB is found in every cell of the human body It is believed to be a neurotransmitter although it is still unknown whether it exhibits all of the properties required to be considered one It was first artificially synthesized about thirty years ago by Dr H Labroit a French researcher interested in exploring the effects of GABA Gamma-aminobutyric acid in the
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