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GHB Usage among College Goers Winnemucca NV

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.

Silver Sage Counseling Services
(775) 623-3626
530 Melarkey Street
Winnemucca, NV
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(775) 738-8004
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Substance abuse
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Ruby View Counseling Service
(775) 738-0166
401 Railroad Street
Elko, NV
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Substance abuse
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Lyon Council on Alcohol and
(775) 575-6191
200 East Main Street
Fernley, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Associated Bilingual Counselors
(702) 568-5971
7 Water Street
Henderson, NV
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Substance abuse
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Vitality Center
(775) 738-8004
3740 East Idaho Street
Elko, NV
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(775) 738-8004
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
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Adolescents

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Las Vegas Indian Center
(702) 647-5842x225
2300 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient

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Vegas Valley Treatment Center Inc
(702) 383-9890
1325 South Commerce Street
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Westcare Nevada Inc
(702) 383-4044x27
930 North 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV
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(702) 383-4044
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Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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Spanish

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HELP of Southern Nevada
(702) 385-3776
1417 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Lighthouse of the Sierra
(775) 787-9411
3700 Crystal Lane
Reno, NV
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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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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