Depending on the dose, GHB acts as both a sedative and a stimulant, with the effects lasting for several hours. At low doses, GHB can cause euphoria and increased sociability. At higher doses, GHB can cause rapid loss of consciousness and other side effects.
GHB impairs motor coordination and mental alertness, leading to the inability to concentrate, judge speed or distance and drive in a straight line. The police can easily spot those signs. As such, driving while under the influence of GHB significantly increases the likelihood of road accidents and hospitalisation.
The specific effects of driving on GHB are:
Rapid loss of consciousness and sudden sleepiness
Vomiting, amnesia, respiratory depression and visual disturbances
Slurred speech, jerky body movements, dilated pupils, spitting, lack of balance
Inability to focus leading to erratic driving.
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