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GHB Usage among College Goers Murphy NC

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.

Appalachian Community Services
(828) 837-0071
330 Valley River Avenue
Murphy, NC
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(704) 968-4893
10234 Kelso Court
Charlotte, NC
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(336) 532-0500
2140 North Church Street
Burlington, NC
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McLeod Addictive Disease Center Inc
(704) 865-1558
549 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Dilworth Center for
(704) 372-6969
2240 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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Donlin Group Inc
(704) 872-4449x250
925 Thomas Street
Statesville, NC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Pope Air Force Base
(910) 394-4700
43 MDOS/SGOHA
Pope AFB, NC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Psycare of Triad
(336) 774-3988
122 North Spruce Street
Winston Salem, NC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Southeastern Recovery Alternatives
(910) 272-3030
705B Wesley Pines Road
Lumberton, NC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Blue Ridge Family Practice
(828) 627-3411
34 Sims Circle
Waynesville, NC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), 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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