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
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit
(985) 624-4121
Highway 190 West
Mandeville, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Baton Rouge Area
(225) 389-3325
1819 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Opelousas Addictive Disorders Clinic
(337) 948-0228
514 North Court Street
Opelousas, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
Claire House
(985) 395-2424
1101 SE Boulevard
Morgan City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

Data Provided by:
Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center
(318) 728-2970
86 Palmetto Road
Rayville, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

Data Provided by:
Vermilion Hospital for
(337) 234-5614
2520 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(318) 473-0010
2495 State Highway
Pineville, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Sober Recovery