Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Choctaw OK

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.

Tri-City Youth and Family Center Inc
(405) 390-8131
14625 NE 23rd Street
Choctaw, OK
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Quapaw Counseling Services
(918) 542-1786
1301 SE 59th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(405) 270-0501x5555
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women
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Oklahoma Mental Health Council Inc
(405) 425-0355
4400 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient

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New Day Recovery
(405) 525-0452
4420 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community House
(405) 230-1138
1501 NE 11th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
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Care For Change Inc
(405) 524-5525
3621 Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cope Inc
(405) 528-8686x200
2701 North Oklahoma Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Chinese

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New Discoveries Youth/Family Servs Inc
(405) 232-1401
628 NE 4th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Rightway Medical
(405) 616-3366
9017 South I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Persons with HIV/AIDS, 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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