Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Crestwood KY

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.

AA and Associates Approved Alc/Drug
(502) 896-6900
1005 New Moody Lane
LaGrange, KY
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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Central State Hospital
(502) 253-7158
10510 LaGrange Road
Louisville, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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(502) 896-7105
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Center for Behavioral Health KY Inc
(502) 894-0234
1402 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY
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AA and Associates Approved Alc/Drug
(502) 896-6900
4006 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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Seven Counties Services
(502) 222-7210
230 Yager Avenue
La Grange, KY
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(800) 221-0446
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Ten Broeck Hospital
(502) 426-6380x3423
8521 LaGrange Road
Louisville, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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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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Adolescents, Men

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Ten Broeck Hospital
(502) 896-0495
1405 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY
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(800) 866-8876
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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David Harmon and Associates
(502) 896-8006
4010 Dupont Circle
Louisville, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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(502) 893-6789
6000 Brownsboro Park Boulevard
Louisville, KY
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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, Women, Men

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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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