GHB Usage among College Goers Clarksdale MS

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.

Region I Mental Health Center
(662) 627-7267
1742 Cheryl Street
Clarksdale, MS
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(662) 902-7296
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Fairland Center
(662) 624-2152
3000 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
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(662) 902-7296
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, 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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Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men

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Clearview Recovery Center of
(601) 544-1499
3 Clearview Circle
Moselle, MS
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Community Counseling Services
(662) 323-9318
302 North Jackson Street
Starkville, MS
Hotline
(800) 890-3127
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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A Bridge To Recovery
(601) 977-9353
361 Towne Center Boulevard
Ridgeland, MS
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Sunflower Landing
(662) 624-4905
2900 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Mississippi State Hospital
(601) 351-8000x4929
3550 Highway 468 West
Whitfield, MS
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Live Oaks Treatment Center
(228) 863-0091
15094 County Barn Road
Gulfport, MS
Hotline
(228) 863-1132
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
(601) 788-6308
91180 Highway 42 West
Richton, MS
Hotline
(888) 330-7772
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Region I Mental Health Center
(662) 647-3240
13 North Market Street
Charleston, MS
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(662) 902-7296
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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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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