GHB Usage among College Goers Burnsville MN

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.

Fairview Ridges
(612) 672-2736
156 Cobblestone Lane
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Community Drug and Alcohol Services
(952) 564-3000
501 East Highway 13
Burnsville, MN
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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River Ridge Treatment Center
(952) 894-7722
1510 East 122nd Street
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Lifestyle Counseling of
(952) 888-3511
9613 Girard Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Progress Valley II
(612) 869-3223
308 East 78th Street
Richfield, MN
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Anthony Louis Center
(952) 890-8879
1517 East Highway 13
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Dakota Treatment Center
(952) 890-4480
11939 River Hills Drive
Burnsville, MN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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CREATE South
(952) 432-1391
15025 Glazier Avenue
Apple Valley, MN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Lifestyle Counseling Services
(952) 447-1117
14162 Commerce Avenue NE
Prior Lake, MN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Avalon/Eagan
(651) 454-2833
1230 Eagan Industrial Road
Eagan, MN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men

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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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