GHB Usage among College Goers Hazelwood MO

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.

Community Services of MO
(314) 831-9002
7227 North Lindbergh
Hazelwood, MO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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Saint Louis Metro Treatment Center
(314) 423-7030
9733 Saint Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills, MO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(636) 946-6376
2 Westbury Street
Saint Charles, MO
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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), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents

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Centrec Care Inc
(314) 205-8068
1030 Woodcrest Terrace Drive
Saint Louis, MO
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(314) 205-8068
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
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Saint Louis Valley Hope
(314) 514-9220
12777 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Center for Life Solution Inc II
(314) 731-0100x12
637 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO
Hotline
(314) 302-6728
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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Community Services of MO
(314) 991-1917
9465 Dielman Rock Island Drive
Olivette, MO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Westend Clinic Inc
(314) 381-0560
5736 West Florissant Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
Hotline
(314) 381-0560
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Bridgeway Counseling Services Inc
(636) 757-2300
1570 South Main Street
Saint Charles, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Metropolitan Saint Louis
(314) 877-0500
5351 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
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Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, 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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