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GHB is a dangerous drug. When you’re at a bar or an event:

  • Always watch your drink
  • Stay in contact with your friends
  • Stay in control
  • Refuse any drink that wasn’t prepared in front of you
  • Ask employees for help if you feel unsafe


GHB usually comes as a colourless, odourless liquid. It is very difficult to detect. It is also available in powder or tablet form.

Dangers of GHB

In addition to victims who are tricked and consume it without their knowledge, GHB can also cause several problems in people who consume it voluntarily:

  • Vomiting
  • Coordination problems
  • Delirium
  • Memory loss
  • Deep sleep
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Decrease of heart rate and convulsions
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Death


Possession of GHB is illegal. In addition, drugging a person without their knowledge is illegal and punishable by imprisonment.


Do not hesitate to file a complaint with the police if you have been drugged without your knowledge. In an emergency, call 911. You can also contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously and confidentially at 514-393-1133 or via the report form available on the infocrimemontreal.ca website.


If you are a witness, you must also call 911 to help someone in danger. Do not hesitate to do so, because the law provides immunity for anyone on the scene during an emergency call in the event of an overdose. Your call could save a life!