A GHB Death in New Zealand
Posted by Childress on June 6, 2006
It's unusual to hear about near-misses in the world of club drug use. Emergency room visits for most of these drugs are up, but these stories rarely hit the papers. That doesn't make near-tragedies like this one in New Zealand any less significant.
Police have issued a new warning about the drug GHB (gamma hydroxybutrate) after a near death Auckland woman was admitted to hospital this week.
The woman collapsed after taking GHB with champagne with her boyfriend who was also hospitalised after becoming extremely violent.
"The woman almost died. She was status one which is as close as you get to dying and for a minute they didn't think she would pull through,'' North Shore area commander Inspector Les Paterson said today. "He (the boyfriend) was not as bad. He was quite violent but had no idea what he was doing.'' Mr Paterson said GHB, also known as fantasy, was dangerous and could kill. …
When taken with alcohol it could be more dangerous because alcohol tended to numb the senses and people would often take more of the drug.
Check it carefully: The same drug made the boyfriend violent and put her in a coma. Nice, huh?