Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Deridder LA

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.

DeRidder ADC
(337) 463-7310
417 North Pine Street
DeRidder, LA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Vernon Addictive Disorders Clinic
(337) 239-2946
201 South 3rd Street
Leesville, LA
Hotline
(800) 283-0870
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Plaquemines Behavioral Health Center
(504) 393-5624
251 F Edward Herbert Boulevard
Belle Chasse, LA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Monroe Addictive Disorders Clinic
(318) 362-5188
3200 Concordia Avenue
Monroe, LA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Terrebonne Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 857-3612
521 Legion Avenue
Houma, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
(337) 531-3922
1585 3rd Street
Fort Polk, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient

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Ville Platte
(337) 363-6869
414 West Cotton Street
Ville Platte, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Assisi Bridge House
(985) 872-5529
600 Bull Run Road
Schriever, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Saint Bernard Behavioral Health Center
(504) 278-7401
8101 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA
Hotline
(800) 749-2673x0
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Professional Counseling Services of
(318) 255-9210
101 East Reynolds Drive
Ruston, LA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
French, German, Hungarian

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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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