GHB Usage among College Goers Milwaukee WI

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.

Genesis Detoxification Center
(414) 342-6200
2835 North 32nd Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Genesis Behavioral Services Inc
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Milwaukee, WI
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Meta House Inc
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Milwaukee, WI
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Ravenswood Clinic
(414) 224-0492
2266 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
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Substance abuse treatment
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Outpatient
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Horizon House
(414) 342-3237
2511 West Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Substance abuse treatment
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Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
(414) 454-6600
1220 Dewey Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI
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Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Multi Cultural Counseling Services
(414) 383-4455
1225 West Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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230 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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(414) 647-9930
1314 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Adolescents
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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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