GHB Usage among College Goers Nanuet NY

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.

Martin Luther King
(845) 356-0081
110 Betherne Boulevard
Spring Valley, NY
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
Creole, Spanish

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Nyack Hospital Recovery Ctr For Change
(845) 348-6760
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Creole, Spanish

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Russell E Blaisdell
(845) 359-8500
Rockland Psychiatric Center Campus
Orangeburg, NY
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Touchstone Hall
(201) 784-6490
35 D Piermont Road
Rockleigh, NJ
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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, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Rockland County Dept of Mental Health
(845) 364-2252
Dr Robert L Yeager Health Center
Pomona, NY
Hotline
(845) 364-2200
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Creole

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Daytop Village Inc
(845) 353-2730
620 Route 303
Blauvelt, NY
Hotline
(800) 232-9867
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women

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Recovery Center at Nyack Hospital
(845) 348-2070
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

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Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern
(845) 368-5242
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY
Services Provided
Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Gerald Opthof
(201) 263-0202
192 3rd Avenue
Westwood, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
German, Spanish

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Christina Burkart
(973) 454-3752
1 Lethbridge Plaza
Mahwah, NJ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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