GHB Usage among College Goers Carencro LA

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.

Vermilion Hospital for
(337) 234-5614
2520 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Gatehouse Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8031
206 South Magnolia Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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First Step Detox
(337) 261-6647
University Medical Center
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Saint Francis Foundation Inc
(337) 233-8114
1610 West University Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Opiate Replacement Therapy Center
(337) 332-4878
2013 Rees Street
Breaux Bridge, LA
Hotline
(337) 332-4878
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Acadiana Recovery Center
(337) 291-5400
401 West Vermillion Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Counseling Associates of Acadiana
(337) 237-7786
519 Saint Johns Street
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic
(337) 262-5870
302 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alternative Outpatient Services
(337) 234-0830
128 Demanade Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Acadiana Addiction Center
(337) 233-1111
3008 West Pinhook Street
Lafayette, LA
Hotline
(337) 233-1111
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French

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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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