Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Bristol RI

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.

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22 Front Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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(508) 679-5222x3200
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(508) 678-7542
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Fall River, MA
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AdCare Hospital of Worcester Inc
(401) 732-1500
400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
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205 Hallene Road
Warwick, RI
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Saint Anne''s Hospital
(508) 235-5010
795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Steppingstone Inc
(508) 674-2788
542 North Main Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Seven Hills Behavioral Health
(508) 679-0962x223
1402 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
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Portugese, Spanish

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Kent House Inc
(401) 781-2700
2020 Elmwood Avenue
Warwick, RI
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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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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Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(401) 732-5656
2756 Post Road
Warwick, RI
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, 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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