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GHB Usage among College Goers Hot Springs National Park AR

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.

BARBS Place
(501) 624-6185
276 Linden Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
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North Little Rock Division
North Little Rock, AR
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Mid Arkansas Substance Abuse Services
(501) 686-9393
4601 West 7th Street
Little Rock, AR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Serenity House
(501) 663-7627
2801 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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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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Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Harbor House Inc
(479) 785-4083x11
615 North 19th Street
Fort Smith, AR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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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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Persons with HIV/AIDS
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Cherokee, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Quapaw House Inc
(501) 767-4456
812 Mountain Pine Road
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, 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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DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Southwest Arkansas Counseling MH Ctr
(870) 773-4655
2904 Arkansas Boulevard
Texarkana, AR
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Counseling Associates Inc
(479) 968-1298
110 Skyline Drive
Russellville, AR
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(800) 844-2066
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish, Vietnamese

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(479) 444-5048
1100 North College Street
Fayetteville, AR
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(800) 273-8255
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Human Development and Research Servs
(870) 535-3535
2106 East 6th Street
Pine Bluff, AR
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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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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