GHB Usage among College Goers Sun City West 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.

Luke Air Force Base
(623) 856-7579
56 MDOS/SGOMH
Luke AFB, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Banner Thunderbird Behavioral Health
(602) 865-5555
5555 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ
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(602) 254-4357
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Adolescents
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Community Medical Services Inc
(623) 915-2106
5002 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Spanish

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Northwest Organization for
(623) 937-9203
7725 North 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Mountain Valley and Associates Inc
(602) 870-0972
2432 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Thunderbird Treatment Center
(602) 938-2301
13820 North 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Treatment Assessment Screening Ctr Inc
(623) 842-4535
6409 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Maverick House
(623) 931-5810
7022 North 48th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Intensive Treatment Systems LLC
(623) 247-1234
7102 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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Outpatient
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Chicanos Por La Causa Inc
(623) 247-0464
4602 West Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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