Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Elmont NY

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.

North Shore Long Isl Jewish Health Sys
(516) 437-0440
40 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Peninsula Counseling Center
(516) 872-9698
73 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Friends of Bridge Inc
(516) 825-4242
5-11 Pflug Place
Valley Stream, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center
(718) 470-8940
Littauer Building/First Floor
Glen Oaks, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Counseling Service of EDNY Alcohol and
(516) 481-0052
175 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Counseling Services
(516) 328-1717
1200-A Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Mercy Hospital Association
(516) 705-3407
385 Oak Street
Garden City, NY
Hotline
(516) 705-2248
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center
(516) 481-2890
600 Hempstead Turnpike
West Hempstead, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Creedmoor Addiction Treatment Center
(718) 264-3740
8045 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Hispanic Counseling Center
(516) 538-2613
344 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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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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