GHB Usage among College Goers Wailuku HI

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.

Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
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Alcoholic Rehab Services of Hawaii Inc
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4867 Olohena Road
Kapaa, HI
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Adolescents

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YMCA Outreach Services
(808) 848-2494
94-1211 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
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Outpatient
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Adolescents
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Micronesian

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YMCA of Honolulu
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99-600 Kulawea Street
Aiea, HI
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents
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Micronesian, Samoan

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Ohana Makamae Inc
(808) 248-8538
39 Keanini Street
Hana, HI
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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German, Hawaiian, Spanish

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Aloha House Inc
(808) 579-9584
4593 Ike Drive
Makawao, HI
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 696-6775
85-638 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 293-4111
56-490 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents

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Department of Veterans Affairs
(808) 433-0660
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Lokahi Treatment Centers
(808) 889-5099
54-3886 Akoni Pule Highway
Kapaau, HI
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Outpatient
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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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