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GHB Usage among College Goers Ocean Springs MS

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.

Home of Grace
(228) 826-5283
14200 Jericho Road
Vancleave, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Singing River Services
(228) 497-0690
3407 Shamrock Court
Gautier, MS
Hotline
(228) 497-0690
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ark
(601) 355-0077
1801 North West Street
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Weems Community Mental Health Center
(601) 656-3451
1011 Posey Avenue
Philadelphia, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Singing River Services
(228) 497-0690
3407 Shamrock Court
Gautier, MS
Hotline
(228) 497-0690
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Special Care Hospital Management Corp
(228) 436-1600
150 Reynoir Street
Biloxi, MS
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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Stevens Center of Singing River Servs
(228) 769-1280
4905 Telephone Road
Pascagoula, MS
Hotline
(228) 497-0690
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Communicare
(662) 412-3251
235 South Murphee Street
Pittsboro, MS
Hotline
(662) 234-7521
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Fairland Center
(662) 624-2152
3000 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men

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Harbor Houses of Jackson Inc
(601) 371-7335
5354 I-55 South Frontage Road East
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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