Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Great Falls MT

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.

Rocky Mountain Treatment Center
(406) 727-8832x2110
920 4th Avenue North
Great Falls, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
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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VA Medical and Regional Office Center
(406) 442-6410x7596
Williams Street
Fort Harrison, MT
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(866) 369-8020
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Center for Mental Health
(406) 466-5681
19 3rd Street NE
Choteau, MT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Indian Health Board of Billings
(406) 245-7318
1127 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Flathead Valley Chem Dependency Clinic
(406) 827-4241
301 Main Street
Thompson Falls, MT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Benefis Healthcare
(406) 455-2367
500 15th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Eastern Montana Mental Health
(406) 234-1687
2508 Wilson Street
Miles City, MT
Hotline
(406) 234-1687
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rimrock Foundation
(406) 248-3175
1231 North 29th Street
Billings, MT
Hotline
(406) 248-3175
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Missoula Indian Center
(406) 829-9515
Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT
Hotline
(406) 721-2700
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Southwest Chemical Dependency Program
(406) 222-2812
430 East Park Street
Livingston, MT
Hotline
(406) 223-1613
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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