Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Derby KS

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.

Andersons Christian Counseling
(316) 264-3605
1915 Scott Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Atishwin Institute
(316) 681-2533
937 South Bluffview Drive
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
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
DUI/DWI offenders

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Robert J Dole Medical Center and
(316) 634-3092
5500 East Kellogg Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Redirection Center Inc ABC
(316) 312-4478
605 South Ida Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Kings Alcohol/Drug Treatment Ctr LLC
(316) 613-2222
4515 East Central Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Lakota, Portugese, Spanish

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Stop Program
(316) 686-7884
8911 East Orme Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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A New Dimension Inc
(316) 265-8600
2422 South Seneca Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Parallax Program Inc
(316) 689-6813
3410 East Funston Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Addiction Specialists of Kansas Inc
(316) 685-4700
650 North Carriage Parkway
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders

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Individual and Family Systems Recovery
(316) 689-8787
2024 North Woodlawn Street
Wichita, KS
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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