And you thought the brown acid could mess you up

Pretty IA, Hall RC. Self-extraction of teeth involving gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. J Forensic Sci. 2004 Sep;49(5):1069-72.

Guy and girl are hanging out. Decide to get smashed on gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), a CNS depressant of historical medical use that is currently used as a recreational drug, as a date rape drug, and by bodybuilders looking to boost their endogenous production of human growth hormone. Bodybuilders are so weird.

At some point during their GHB-fueled escapades, eighteen of the girl's teeth are extracted from her mouth with a pair of pliers. Not one, not two, but eighteen. Molars, incisors, canines, nothing was spared. The paramedics found a friggin' bowl of teeth when they arrived.


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Hmm... I'm with Mr. Gunn. Let's just say I went through an "experimental" adolescence. They must have had a cocktail of drugs or did an ass-load of GHB. I've seen some bad trips but never anything remotely close to involving self-extraction of teeth. Sheesh.

Clearly, they had other problems. Have they been able to rule out the use of other drugs? From what I understand about it, which is quite a bit, it's not the kind of thing that would derange you to that extent.

Classic title! I love it.

Ouch! No wonder it's a date rape drug. I wonder if she was unconscious or so stupidly messed up she thought it was funny or just the right thing to do. Unbelievable.

Holy cow. That's really awful, in a creepy-crawly, I-just-lost-my-appetite-for-lunch way.