Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Franklinton 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.

Washington Parish
(985) 732-6655
2106 Avenue F
Bogalusa, LA
Hotline
(866) 847-2652
Services Provided
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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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Glenwood Behavioral Health Unit
(318) 329-4525
6200 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Addiction Counseling/Educational Servs
(985) 624-6631
1011 North Causway Boulevard
Mandeville, LA
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Center for Behavioral Health
(318) 425-3400
1303 Line Avenue
Shreveport, LA
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Baton Rouge Treatment Center Inc
(225) 932-9867
11445 Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA
Hotline
(866) 762-3766
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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

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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health
(504) 412-3700
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Cavanaugh Treatment Center
(318) 525-9441
1525 Fullilove Drive
Bossier City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Family House/Louisiana
(504) 367-7600
112 Holmes Boulevard
Terrytown, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Youth Service Bureau of
(985) 893-2570
430 North New Hampshire Road
Covington, LA
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Substance abuse
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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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