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GHB Usage among College Goers Laramie WY

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.

Peak Wellness Center
(307) 745-8915x251
1263 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY
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Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 674-7702
1043 Coffen Avenue
Sheridan, WY
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Peak Wellness Center
(307) 745-8915x251
1263 North 15th Street
Laramie, WY
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(307) 745-8915
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Riverton VA Outpatient Clinic
(307) 857-1211
2300 Rose Lane
Riverton, WY
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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New Horizons
(307) 237-7077
837 East C Street
Casper, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 684-5531
521 West Lott Street
Buffalo, WY
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(307) 684-5531
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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, Polish, Spanish

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Cloud Peak Counseling Center
(307) 347-6165
206 South 7th Street
Worland, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Chrysalis House
(307) 245-3444
805 Pine Street
Pine Bluffs, WY
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Substance abuse treatment
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(307) 672-3473x3801
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
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Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house
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Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), 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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