Information on GHB Philadelphia PA

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.

Riverside Care Inc
(215) 226-1666
1007 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Khmer, Spanish

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Kensington Hospital
(215) 426-8100x6019
136 West Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Achievement Through Counseling and Trt
(215) 236-0100
1745 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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North Philadelphia Health Systems
(215) 787-2131
8TH Street And Girard Ave 11 Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Congreso de Latinos
(215) 763-8870x1001
216 West Somerset Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Girard Medical Center
(215) 787-2000x2079
8th and Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Hotline
(215) 787-2000
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Casa De ConseJeria Drug And Alcohol Co
(215) 634-3259
213 West Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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New Journeys in Recovery
(215) 634-6400
2927 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Asociacion De Puertorriquenos En March
(267) 296-7200
2143 N 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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North Philadelphia Health System DDFI
(215) 787-2193
8 Street And Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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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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