Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Culpeper VA

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.

Behavioral Healthcare/Fauquier
(540) 347-7620
340 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA
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(540) 347-7620
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Substance abuse
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Adolescents
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(804) 213-0249
1601 Overbrook Road
Richmond, VA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Mental Health Substance Abuse Division
(757) 385-0850
289 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
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(434) 572-6916
424 Hamilton Boulevard
South Boston, VA
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(434) 572-2936
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Substance abuse
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(757) 827-1001
2244 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA
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Family Focus Counseling Service PC
(540) 349-4537
20 John Marshall Street
Warrenton, VA
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Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alexandria Community Services Board
(703) 838-4525
2355-A Mill Road
Alexandria, VA
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
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(540) 371-3059
514 Wolfe Street
Fredericksburg, VA
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
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Spanish

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Adult Outpatient Services Pembroke 6
(757) 385-6088
297 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
Hotline
(757) 437-6150
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(540) 582-3980x3015
7424 Brock Road
Spotsylvania, VA
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(540) 373-6876
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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, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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