GHB Usage among College Goers Saratoga Springs 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.

Saratoga County Alcohol and
(518) 587-8800
254 Church Street
Saratoga Springs, NY
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(518) 587-8800
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Saint Peters Addiction Recovery Center
(518) 885-6884
433 Geyser Road
Ballston Spa, NY
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(518) 885-6884
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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820 River Street Inc
(518) 743-0475
13 Crandall Street
Glens Falls, NY
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients

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Center for Recovery
(518) 926-7200
101 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY
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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, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Spanish

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Bridge Center of Schenectady Inc
(518) 346-1277
72 Union Avenue
Schenectady, NY
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Hedgerow House Chemical Dependency
(518) 885-3872
994 Route 67
Ballston Spa, NY
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Criminal justice clients

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Hedgerow House Apartment Program
(518) 885-3872
994 Route 67
Ballston Spa, NY
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Substance abuse
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Conifer Park Inc
(518) 399-6446
79 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
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Spanish

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Glen Falls Hospital
(518) 747-8001
340 Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY
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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, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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NRI Group LLC
(212) 957-0776
455-458 West 50th Street
New York, NY
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Substance abuse
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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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