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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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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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VA Medical and Regional Office Center
(406) 442-6410x7596
Williams Street
Fort Harrison, MT
Hotline
(866) 369-8020
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Flathead Valley Chemical Depend Clinic
(406) 756-6453
1312 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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
Services Provided
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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Benefis Healthcare
(406) 455-2367
500 15th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services Provided
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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Boyd Andrew Community Services
(406) 225-4071
114 South Washington Street
Boulder, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Western Montana Addiction Services
(406) 846-3442
304 Milwaukee Avenue
Deer Lodge, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Pathways Treatment Center
(406) 756-3950
200 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Western Montana Addiction Services
(406) 532-9800
1325 Wyoming Street
Missoula, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Russian, Spanish

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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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