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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Los Alamos Family Council Inc
(505) 662-4130
1505 15th Street
Los Alamos, NM
Hotline
(505) 662-4422
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Russian, Spanish

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PMS/San Juan County Adolescent
(505) 324-5855
851 Andrea Drive
Farmington, NM
Hotline
(888) 920-6333
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, German, Navajo, Spanish

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La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 867-2383x3015
872 Camino Del Pueblo Street
Bernalillo, NM
Hotline
(505) 269-7596
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Albuquerque Hlthcare for the Homeless
(505) 766-5197
1217 1st Street
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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

Data Provided by:
Mental Health Resources Inc
(575) 355-2414
546 North 10th Street
Fort Sumner, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Rio Grande
(505) 454-9611
225 Grand Avenue
Las Vegas, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Ayudantes Inc
(505) 747-0102
1206 North Riverside Drive
Espanola, NM
Hotline
(505) 690-1364
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(505) 265-1711x2127
1501 San Pedro Street SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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