|NIDA News Release
||Contact: Beverly Jackson|
|FOR RELEASE, June 22, 2000|
"All About GHB"
Scientific Meeting to Focus on Research about Date Rape Drug
|WHAT:||All About GHB - A scientific meeting convened by the
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, June 27, 2000; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Doubletree Hotel (Plaza II Room), 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD|
Over the past 10 years, the abuse of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) has increased dramatically in the United States. The drug, which has sedative effects, has been associated with sexual assaults in cities across the country. The goal of the meeting is to facilitate scientific dialogue about GHB abuse, pharmacology and toxicology; the roles of endogenous GHB in the normal brain and in neurological disorders, and the therapeutic potential of GHB.
Media are invited to attend. For more information, call the NIDA Press Office, 301-443-6245.
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