GHB Usage among College Goers Prescott AZ

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.

Decision Point Center Inc
(928) 778-4600
505 West Whipple Street
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Prescott House Inc
(928) 776-8251
214 North Arizona Avenue
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Pia''s Place
(928) 445-5081
615 Hillside Avenue
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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San Carlos Apache Tribe
(928) 475-4875
Building 5 San Carlos Boulevard
San Carlos, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Apache, Farsi

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Wick Home for Emotional Growth and
(928) 639-9425
2101 East Fir Street
Cottonwood, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(928) 445-4860
500 Highway 89 North
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
(928) 445-5211x299
642 Dameron Drive
Prescott, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
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
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hopi, Navajo, Spanish

Data Provided by:
New Horizons Counseling Service Inc
(623) 939-6567
P.O. Box 56339
Phoenix, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Tempe Valley Hope Outpatient
(480) 831-9533
2115 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Southwest Behavioral Health Servs Inc
(928) 474-3303
404 West Aero Drive
Payson, AZ
Hotline
(928) 474-3303
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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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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