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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.

Orchard Place Child Guidence Center
(515) 697-5700
620 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Covenant Medical Center Horizons
(319) 272-2650
2101 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of
(641) 648-4651
220 Oak Street
Iowa Falls, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cedar Valley Recovery Services
(319) 277-5808
2603 Rainbow Drive
Cedar Falls, IA
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(319) 240-8911
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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West Des Moines Facility
(515) 280-3860
1211 Vine Street
West Des Moines, IA
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(515) 280-3860
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Women
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Spanish

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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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Outpatient
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Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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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
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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New Opportunities Substance Abuse
(712) 563-2777
413 Tracy Street
Audubon, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Spanish

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Community and Family Resources
(515) 955-7614
1506 31st Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Mercy Behavioral Care
(712) 279-2438
801 5th Street
Sioux City, IA
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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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