GHB Usage among College Goers Belen NM

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.

La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 565-1619
303 Luna Avenue
Los Lunas, NM
Hotline
(505) 867-2383
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Family and Youth Inc
(575) 524-7711
2211 North Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Metamorphosis New Mexico Inc
(505) 260-9917
112 Monroe Street NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Mental Health Resources Inc
(575) 769-2345x131
1100 West 21st Street
Clovis, NM
Hotline
(800) 432-2159
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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Ayudantes Inc
(505) 438-0035
1316 Apache Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Valencia Counseling Services Inc
(505) 865-3350x15
735 Don Pasqual Road
Los Lunas, NM
Hotline
(505) 865-3350
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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First Nations Community Healthsource
(505) 262-2481
5608 Zuni Road SE
Albuquerque, NM
Hotline
(505) 262-2481
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hungarian, Navajo, Spanish, Tewa

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Carlsbad Mental Health Center
(575) 885-1689
611 West Stevens Street
Carlsbad, NM
Hotline
(505) 885-8888
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient

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Socorro Mental Health Inc
(575) 835-2444
1200 Highway 60 West
Socorro, NM
Hotline
(575) 418-0002
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Navajo, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Los Alamos Family Council Inc
(505) 662-4130
1505 15th Street
Los Alamos, NM
Hotline
(505) 662-4422
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Russian, Spanish

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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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