GHB Usage among College Goers Lewiston ID

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.

Riverside Recovery
(208) 746-4097
1720 18th Avenue
Lewiston, ID
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Weeks and Vietri
(208) 882-8514
818 South Washington Street
Moscow, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Proactive Advantage
(208) 734-0407
1061 Blue Lakes Boulevard North
Twin Falls, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Port of Hope Centers Inc
(208) 463-0118x108
508 East Florida Street
Nampa, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Behavioral Reform Inc
(208) 232-4669
310 North Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rogers Counseling Center
(360) 427-2050
900 7th Street
Clarkston, WA
Hotline
(509) 758-3341
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alcoholism Intervention Services
(208) 338-5249
8436 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Port of Hope Centers Inc
(208) 664-3300
218 North 23rd Street
Coeur d Alene, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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MK Place Adolescent Substance Abuse
(208) 234-4722
110 South 19th
Pocatello, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children

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Idaho Youth Ranch
(208) 529-6696
288 North Ridge Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
French, 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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