Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome American Fork UT

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.

Alliance Clinical Services
(801) 763-7775
71 North 490 West
American Fork, UT
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Spanish

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Addiction and Psychological Services
(801) 222-0603
224 North Orem Boulevard
Orem, UT
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(801) 222-0603
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Portugese, Spanish

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Provo Canyon School
(801) 227-2100
4501 North University Avenue
Provo, UT
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Hebrew, Hmong, Korean, Navajo, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Intermountain
(801) 373-0210
1868 North 1120 West Street
Provo, UT
Hotline
(800) 303-9805
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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NEFA
(801) 802-0115
382 East 720 South
Orem, UT
Hotline
(801) 802-0115
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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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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Illume Center LLC
(801) 216-4800
6280 West 9600 North
Highland, UT
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Gathering Place
(801) 226-2255
251 East 1200 South Street
Orem, UT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Institute For Cognitive Therapy Inc
(801) 802-8608
560 South State Street
Orem, UT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Cirque Lodge
(801) 222-9200
Rural Route 3 Box A-10
Sundance, UT
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Discovery House UC Inc
(801) 426-6565
714 South State Street
Orem, UT
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Women, Men
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German, Russian, Spanish

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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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