GHB Usage among College Goers Choctaw OK

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.

Tri-City Youth and Family Center Inc
(405) 390-8131
14625 NE 23rd Street
Choctaw, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
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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Care For Change Inc
(405) 524-5525
3621 Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(405) 270-0501x5555
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Moore Alcohol and Drug Center Inc
(405) 799-3379
624 NW 5th Street
Moore, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Oklahoma Mental Health Council Inc
(405) 425-0355
4400 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
Hotline
(405) 424-7711
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Community House
(405) 230-1138
1501 NE 11th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Quapaw Counseling Services
(918) 542-1786
1301 SE 59th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cope Inc
(405) 528-8686x200
2701 North Oklahoma Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Chinese

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New Day Recovery
(405) 525-0452
4420 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rightway Medical
(405) 616-3366
9017 South I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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