GHB Usage among College Goers Bangor ME

GHB is a popular recreational drug used by young adults. It appears to have a high abuse potential because it produces euphoria, hallucinogenic effects, relaxation, tolerance, and severe withdrawal symptoms. In the United States, GHB compounds have been marketed illicitly to body builders as a growth hormone stimulant to build muscular mass.

Northeast Occupational Exchange
(800) 857-0500
29 Franklin Street
Bangor, ME
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(888) 852-6267
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Full Circle Wellness Center Inc
(207) 942-5055
265 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Dwayne A Hogan LADC LCSW
(207) 945-9333
96 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Penobscot County Metro Treatment Ctr
(207) 973-0400
659 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Manna Inc
(207) 990-2870x102
629 Main Street
Bangor, ME
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Leeanne S. Taylor MS LADC
(207) 949-4959
263 State Street
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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DDPC Grant/Acadia Healthcare
(207) 941-4287
656 State Street
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Discovery House
(207) 947-6800
74 Dowd Road
Bangor, ME
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
Hotline
(207) 973-6048
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(207) 945-9777
96 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME
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DUI/DWI offenders

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GHB Usage among College Goers

INTRODUCTION TO GHB

Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is commonly occurring small chain fatty acid that has been described as a possible neurotransmitter. From 1990, GHB has been abused on the street in the names such as “Liquid Ecstasy,” “Soap,” “Easy Lay,” and “Georgia Home Boy.” GHB and its precursors, gamma butyrolactone and 1, 4 butanediol, have been involved in poisonings, overdoses, date rapes, and deaths. GHB emergency room visits increased from 55 in 1994 to 2.973 in 1999. In 1999, GHB accounted for 32% of illicit drug-related poison center calls in Boston. These products, obtainable over the Internet and sometimes still sold in health food stores, are also available at some gyms, raves, nightclubs, college campuses, and are particularly popular among gay men. The products are commonly mixed with alcohol, have a short duration of action, and are not easily detectable on routine hospital toxicology screens.

GHB is a popular recreational drug used by young adults. It appears to have a high abuse potential because it produces euphoria, hallucinogenic effects, relaxation, tolerance, and severe withdrawal symptoms. In the United States, GHB compounds have been marketed illicitly to body builders as a growth hormone stimulant to build muscular mass. They have also been promoted as a replacement for L-tryptophan to improve sleep (16, 17). Two GHB precursors, gamma-butyrolactone and 1,4 butenadiol also have been marketed to impro...

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