GHB Usage among College Goers Blacksburg VA

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.

New River Valley Community Services
(540) 831-4000
7193 Warden Court
Radford, VA
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(540) 961-8400
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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(540) 772-2801x2848
1902 Braeburn Drive
Salem, VA
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(800) 541-9992
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Alcoholic Counseling Services Inc
(434) 793-9806
1021 Main Street
Danville, VA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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(757) 455-8283
3500 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
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Substance abuse
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(571) 258-3026
21641 Ridgetop Cirlce
Sterling, VA
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(703) 777-0320
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(800) 477-3447
405 Kimball Avenue
Salem, VA
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(703) 750-1292
4306 Evergreen Lane
Annandale, VA
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Outpatient
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(757) 385-0850
289 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
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(757) 437-6150
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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(703) 237-2822
1628 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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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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