GHB Usage among College Goers Indianola IA

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.

United Community Services
(515) 280-3860
401 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
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(515) 280-3860
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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West Des Moines, IA
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Genesis Multiple Addictions Recov Ctr
(563) 421-2900
West Central Park at Marquette
Davenport, IA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Keosauqua, IA
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(319) 524-4397
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Keokuk, IA
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Outpatient
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(515) 697-5700
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Des Moines, IA
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Southern Iowa Economic Development
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226 West Main Street
Ottumwa, IA
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(563) 242-6805
2219 Garfield Street
Clinton, IA
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(563) 243-2124
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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)
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Men

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New Opportunities Inc
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116 South State Street
Sac City, IA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(712) 439-1170
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Hull, IA
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(712) 262-2952
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Substance abuse
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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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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