If you have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for a long period of time, you may experience side effects of going 'cold turkey'. In fact, stopping your alcohol consumption all together, may be dangerous for your body.

Continue drinking alcohol in safe amounts and contact your GP.

You can also email Tyler.Andrew@lgbt.foundation for information and advice.


LGBT Foundation can provide advice and support around GBL dependency and can arrange for you to start a medically assisted detox and provide after care support for you.

Please email Tyler.Andrew@lgbt.foundation for more information.

Advice

If you have become dependent on GBL your withdrawals can result in shakes, sweats, anxiety and sleeplessness and you should continue taking your GBL.

Try to take safe amounts at regular times and seek help as soon as possible

If you are experiencing any withdrawal symptoms and have run out of GBL, present at A and E as soon as possible and be honest about your situation.

Avoid using other substances on top of your GBL especially depressants such as alcohol, ketamine and other tranquilisers

For non-Manchester residents it is advised that you contact your local drug service, the REACH clinic in Manchester or GP as soon as possible.

Get Support

Email Tyler.Andrew@lgbt.foundation or call 0345 3 30 30 30 to find out more about the support we can give you.

Download our self-referral form here.