Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Grand Island NE

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.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(308) 382-3660x92296
2201 North Broadwell Street
Grand Island, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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Saint Francis
(308) 398-5427
2116 West Faidley Avenue
Grand Island, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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Blue Valley Behavioral Health
(402) 274-4373
820 Central Avenue
Auburn, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center
(402) 462-2066
835 South Burlington Avenue
Hastings, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lutheran Family Services
(402) 721-1774
513 North D Street
Fremont, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Mid Plains Center for
(308) 385-5250
914 Baumann Drive
Grand Island, NE
Hotline
(800) 515-3326
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Lincoln/Lancaster County
(402) 475-7666
2444 O Street
Lincoln, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Saint Monicas
(402) 441-3768
6508 Havelock Avenue
Lincoln, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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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Omaha Alcohol Program
(402) 837-4053
100 Indian Hill
Macy, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Eastern Nebraska Community Action
(402) 453-5656
2406 Fowler Avenue
Omaha, NE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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