Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Alamogordo NM

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

Otero County Council on
(575) 437-8942
850 Wright Avenue
Alamogordo, NM
Hotline
(575) 491-3694
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(505) 265-1711x2127
1501 San Pedro Street SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 867-2383x3015
872 Camino Del Pueblo Street
Bernalillo, NM
Hotline
(505) 269-7596
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, Spanish

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Families And Youth Inc
(575) 522-4004
1320 South Solano Street
Las Cruces, NM
Hotline
(575) 522-4004
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Counseling Center Inc
(505) 257-5038
206 Sudderth Drive
Ruidoso, NM
Hotline
(800) 634-3666
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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The Counseling Center Inc
(575) 437-7404
1900 East 10th Street
Alamogordo, NM
Hotline
(505) 437-7404
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Tri-County
(505) 374-2032
103 Walnut Street
Clayton, NM
Hotline
(505) 374-2032
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Carlsbad Mental Health Association
(575) 885-4836
914 North Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Life Link
(505) 438-0010
2325 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, German, Spanish

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Santa Domingo Health Clinic
(505) 465-3060
85 West Highway 22
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Hotline
(505) 465-3060
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is the most dangerous and well-known drug to abuse, is unfamiliar to many psychiatric professionals. Recent cases of severe GHB withdrawal delirium have occurred in psychiatric settings, making it necessary for psychiatric professionals to be informed about the management of these patients.

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

GHB was previously available in health food stores and gyms, and it was marketed for its purported muscle building and fat burning effects. In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the manufacture and distribution of GHB after receiving several reports of abuse leading to coma and seizures. Precursor compounds such as gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1, 4-butanediol (BD), which can be converted by the body or simple chemical processing into GHB, remained available over the Internet. GHB is easily manufactured by illicit laboratories or by “home brew” recipes that have been published in books and on the Internet. Despite the FDA’s attempts to control distribution of these compounds, they remain widely available to body build...

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