GHB Usage among College Goers Littleton CO

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.

Special Services Clinic Inc
(303) 937-1333
609 West Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO
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(303) 738-0617
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Littleton, CO
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(303) 797-9420
61 West Davies
Littleton, CO
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Milestone Counseling Services Inc
(303) 770-6707
6898 South University Boulevard
Centennial, CO
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Substance abuse
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Southwest Family Services
(303) 794-5588
2001 East Easter Avenue
Centennial, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Dynamic Directions Counseling Inc
(303) 797-1440
8191 Southpark Lane
Littleton, CO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
(303) 797-9440
5500 South Sycamore Street
Littleton, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians

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Addiction Treatment Outpatient Servs
(303) 721-0797
7120 East County Line Road
Highlands Ranch, CO
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Genesis Counseling
(303) 798-6464
300 East Mineral Avenue
Littleton, CO
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(303) 919-5400
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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(303) 761-2885
3722-3726 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO
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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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