GHB Usage among College Goers Noblesville IN

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.

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(317) 844-5742
44 North 9th Street
Noblesville, IN
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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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Center for Mental Health Inc
(765) 649-8161
493 Westfield Road
Noblesville, IN
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(765) 649-8161
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
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Midwest Counseling Associates Inc
(317) 545-8490
120 West Jackson Street
Cicero, IN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Community Hospitals of Indiana Inc
(317) 621-5700
7150 Clearvista Drive
Indianapolis, IN
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(317) 621-5700
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Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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(317) 844-5742
128 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Serenity Counseling Services LLC
(317) 776-3478
942 North 10th Street
Noblesville, IN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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BehaviorCorp
(317) 773-6864
17840 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Laverna Lodge
(317) 867-4330
1550 East 156th Street
Carmel, IN
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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BehaviorCorp
(317) 587-0500
697 Pro Med Lane
Carmel, IN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Fairbanks Hospital
(317) 849-8222
8102 Clearvista Parkway
Indianapolis, IN
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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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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