GHB Usage among College Goers Fountain Hills AZ

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.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
(480) 816-7990
16240 North Fort McDowell Road
Fort McDowell, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Centro de Amistad Inc
(480) 833-0227
460 North Mesa Drive
Mesa, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Justice Services Inc
(480) 949-8871
7447 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Treatment Assessment Screening Ctr Inc
(480) 898-1849
423 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Bridges Inc
(480) 962-7922
554 South Bellview Street
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Catholic Social Serivce
(480) 964-8771
430 North Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Women in New Recovery
(480) 464-5764
860 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Scottsdale Treatment Institute PLC
(480) 429-9044x119
6991 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Hotline
(866) 514-1252
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Banner Behavioral Health Hospital
(480) 941-7500
7575 East Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
Hotline
(602) 254-4357
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Hope Behavioral Health Center Inc
(480) 981-1022
215 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, 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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