GHB Usage among College Goers Hobbs NM

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.

Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
(575) 393-3168
920 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM
Hotline
(575) 393-6633
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Border Area Mental Health Services Inc
(575) 388-4412
315 South Hudson Street
Silver City, NM
Hotline
(800) 426-0997
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Nava Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
(505) 526-6995
1051 North Solano Drive
Las Cruces, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Sierra Vista Counseling Services
(505) 894-2111
800 East 9th Avenue
Truth or Consequences, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
(505) 396-3818
315 North 1st Street
Lovington, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Guidance Center of Lea County Inc
(505) 396-3818
315 North 1st Street
Lovington, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Taos/Colfax Community Services Inc
(505) 445-2754
220 4th Avenue
Raton, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Border Area Mental Health Services Inc
(575) 533-6649
1 Foster Road
Reserve, NM
Hotline
(800) 426-0997
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Southern New Mexico Human Development
(575) 589-1147
3465 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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New Moon Lodge
(505) 852-2788x227
579 White Swan Road
Ohkay Owingeh, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Navajo

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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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