GHB Usage among College Goers Lake Oswego OR

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.

Serenity Lane
(503) 244-4500
10920 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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(503) 244-4500
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Acadia Northwest
(503) 245-6262
10101 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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Substance abuse
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Luke Dorf Inc
(503) 726-3690
11895 SW Greenburg Road
Tigard, OR
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Tigard Recovery Center
(503) 624-0312x16
10362 SW McDonald Street
Tigard, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(503) 249-3434
19185 SW 90th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lifeworks NW
(503) 684-1424
8770 SW Scoffins Street
Portland, OR
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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
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Allied Health Services Tigard
(503) 684-8159
11945 SW Pacific Highway
Tigard, OR
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(877) 637-6237
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
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Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Integrated Health Clinics
(503) 353-9415
17882 SE Mcloughlin Boulevard
Milwaukie, OR
Hotline
(503) 988-4888
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rimrock Trails
(503) 624-7075
15405 SW 116th Avenue
King City, OR
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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NW Behavioral Healthcare Services
(503) 722-4470
18000 SE Webster Road
Gladstone, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Portugese, Spanish

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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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