GHB Usage among College Goers Lincoln RI

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.

PACS of Tri Hab/Gateway Healthcare Inc
(401) 726-8080
51 Clay Street
Central Falls, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Counseling Center Inc
(401) 722-5573x235
101 Bacon Street
Pawtucket, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
Spanish

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Addiction Recovery Institute
(401) 725-2520
31 North Union Street
Pawtucket, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Center for Treatment and Recovery
(401) 727-1287
203 Concord Street
Pawtucket, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Phoenix House of New England
(401) 421-5255x3272
205 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Adult Behavioral Services
(401) 727-6413
1070 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI
Hotline
(401) 274-7111
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
Khmer, Portugese, Spanish

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Caritas Inc
(401) 722-4644
166 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Robert J Wilson House
(401) 235-7433
80 Summit Street
Pawtucket, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

Data Provided by:
Family Service Inc
(401) 331-1350
55 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS
Language Services
Spanish

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Butler Hospital
(401) 455-6214
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, 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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