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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Marian Hill Chemical Dependency Center
(601) 883-3532
100 McAuley Drive
Vicksburg, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
(601) 788-6308
91180 Highway 42 West
Richton, MS
Hotline
(888) 330-7772
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Weems Community Mental Health Center
(601) 782-9461
Highway 37 South
Raleigh, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
(601) 394-5047
1501 Lacney Street
Leakesville, MS
Hotline
(601) 544-4641
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(601) 364-1254
1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Region 8 Mental Health Services
(601) 591-5553
613 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS
Hotline
(601) 825-8800
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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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