Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Grandview MO

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.

Crittenton Children''s Center
(816) 765-6600
10918 Elm Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(816) 347-8777
455 SW Ward Road
Lees Summit, MO
Hotline
(888) 208-4761
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients

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Pathways CBH Inc
(816) 318-4430
407 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO
Hotline
(888) 279-8188
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lakewood Counseling Service TMC
(816) 404-6170
300 SE Second Street
Lees Summit, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(816) 474-7677
8333 East Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Hotline
(816) 863-2287
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

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Pathways CBH Inc
(816) 322-4332
201 Main Street
Belton, MO
Hotline
(888) 279-8188
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Midwest ADP Center
(816) 331-3090
313 Municipal Circle
Raymore, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Bridge Way Recovery Inc
(913) 696-1911
6331 West 110th Street
Overland Park, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Active Interventions
(913) 660-1613
3520 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
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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Marillac
(816) 508-3300
8000 West 127th Street
Overland Park, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), 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

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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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