GHB Usage among College Goers Windsor CT

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.

Alcohol and Drug Recov Ctrs Inc ADRC
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Hartford, CT
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Hartford, CT
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Hogar Crea International of
(860) 232-7353
33 Center Street
Hartford, CT
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Men
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Community Substance Abuse Centers
(860) 247-8300
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Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Cedarcrest Hospital
(860) 293-6401
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT
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Community Renewal Team
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Hartford, CT
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Hartford Dispensary
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Hartford, CT
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
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Community Health Services Inc
(860) 808-8782
500 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Hartford, CT
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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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