Information on GHB Decatur AL

First used as an anesthetic in the 1960s, GHB later was used as a bodybuilding supplement because of its alleged anabolic effects. In the last 10 years, it’s become a recreational drug, available as a powder for snorting or smoking and as a liquid for drinking or adding to another drink. The highly concentrated liquid is usually sold in small plastic bottles for about $10. A bottle contains 9 or 10 “hits” of a capful each.

Mental Health Ctr of North Central AL
(256) 353-9116
4110 U.S. Highway 31 South
Decatur, AL
Hotline
(256) 355-6091
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
(205) 302-9000x9017
1100 7th Avenue
Jasper, AL
Hotline
(800) 489-3971
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Birmingham Healthcare
(205) 323-5311
712 25th Street North
Birmingham, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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SpectraCare
(334) 794-3771
831 John D Odom Road
Dothan, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Lighthouse of Tallapoosa County Inc
(256) 234-4894
36 Franklin Street
Alexander City, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Bradford Health Services
(800) 879-7272
1600 Browns Ferry Road
Madison, AL
Hotline
(800) 879-7272
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Crestwood Medical Center of Huntsville
(256) 429-4000
1 Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Family Life Center
(256) 997-9356
300 Gault Avenue South
Fort Payne, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Montgomery Metro Treatment Center
(334) 288-5363
4303 Norman Bridge Road
Montgomery, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(205) 554-2000x2690
3701 Loop Road East
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Information on GHB

GHB is also called as “liquid ecstasy,” this cheaper club drug can be most dangerous when mixed with alcohol. Here’s how to support a patient who’s overdosed. ara Walters, 23, is brought to your emergency department (ED) after she collapsed at a nightclub. The paramedics report that when they arrived on the scene, Ms. Walters was unconscious and her vital signs were: BP 118/64; pulse, 64; respirations, 10; and temperature, 950 F (350 C)-mildly hypothermic. Although the paramedics gave her 4 mg of intravenous (LV) naloxone during transport, she’s still unresponsive, indicating that a narcotic overdose isn’t a factor. Her friends told the paramedics that Ms. Walters had been drinking alcohol and something called liquid X, which you recognize as a street name for gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB), also called liquid ecstasy. Like the street drug known as ecstasy, an amphetamine, GHB enhances sensitivity to touch and reduces inhibitions. Her pupils are 4 mm and brisk to react, and her gag reflex is severely depressed. She’s intubated to protect her airway You start a second IN line and obtain specimens for a complete blood cell (CBC) count, electrolytes, blood glucose level, blood urea nitrogen level, blood alcohol level, thyroid stimu lating hormone, serum creatine kinase, and urine drug screen. Start an infusion of 0.9% sodium chloride solution with 100 mg of thiamine (because alcohol depletes thiamine stores). Lab results reflect an alcohol...

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