GHB Usage among College Goers Fairmont WV

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.

Fairmont General Hospital Center for
(304) 367-7229
1325 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(304) 367-7281
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
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, Women, Men

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Valley Healthcare System
(304) 265-3947
501 North Pike Street
Grafton, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Valley Healthcare System
(304) 296-1731
301 Scott Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(304) 623-7613
1 Medical Center Drive
Clarksburg, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Data Provided by:
United Summit Center
(304) 623-5661
6 Hospital Plaza
Clarksburg, WV
Hotline
(800) 786-6480
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Valley Comprehensive Comm MH Ctr Inc
(304) 363-2228x4193
202 Columbia Street
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(800) 232-0020
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Rainbow House Inc
(304) 592-3592
158 Main Street
Gypsy, WV
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Chestnut Ridge Hosp/WVU Hospitals Inc
(304) 598-6400
930 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, 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, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Clarksburg Treatment Center
(304) 622-7511
706 Oakmound Road
Clarksburg, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Data Provided by:
Braxton County Fellowship Home
(304) 765-2616
72 South Stonewall Street
Sutton, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, 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, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, 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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