Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Erlanger 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.

North Key Community Care
(859) 283-9222
7459 Burlington Pike
Florence, KY
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(859) 283-9222
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Commonwealth Substance Abuse
(859) 371-4455
7000 Houston Road
Florence, KY
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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Saint Luke
(859) 212-5384
7380 Turfway Road
Florence, 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

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Transitions Inc
(859) 491-2090
1629 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Family Services of the Cincinnati Area
(513) 345-8555
3740 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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French, Spanish

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Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
(859) 301-5900
200 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Boyd Modlin and Associates
(859) 525-1487
2 Dortha Avenue
Florence, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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North Key Community Care
(859) 431-2225
513 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Commonwealth Substance Abuse
(859) 371-4455
808 Scott Street
Covington, KY
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Shaffer House
(513) 921-1613
583 Grand Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
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Halfway house

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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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