GHB Usage among College Goers Boise ID

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.

Alta Services
(208) 395-1713
5323 Overland Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(208) 422-1145
500 West Fort Street
Boise, ID
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
Arabic, French, Lakota, Spanish

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Road To Recovery Inc
(208) 384-4234
5460 Franklin Road
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Hope Community Health
(208) 672-9200
9460 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Saint Alphonsus
(208) 367-3553
6138 Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Hotline
(208) 367-2175
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Supportive Housing and Innovative
(208) 331-0900
2801 West Moore Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient

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The Walker Center
(208) 934-8461
5440 West Franklin Road
Boise, ID
Hotline
(800) 227-4190
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Personal Development
(208) 375-0752
8100 West Emerald Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alcoholism Intervention Services
(208) 338-5249
8436 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Intermountain Hospital of Boise
(208) 377-8400
303 North Allumbaugh Street
Boise, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, 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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