Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Greeley CO

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.

North Colorado Med Ctr Behav Health
(970) 352-1056
928 12th Street
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Creative Counseling Services
(970) 378-8805
810 9th Street
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Institute for Alcohol Awareness of
(970) 351-0273
1424 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders
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ARC Counseling Center Greeley
(970) 352-6537
1024 9th Avenue
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients

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Certified Addiction Treatment for
(970) 351-0248
3545 West 12th Street
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Active Counseling and
(970) 356-3887
912 9th Avenue
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Island Grove Regional Trt Center Inc
(970) 356-6664x1091
1260 H Street
Greeley, CO
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(970) 356-6664x1189
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Broader Horizons Counseling Services
(720) 234-4555
800 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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My Counseling Service
(970) 545-4010
800 8th Avenue
Greeley, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Seven Lakes Recovery Program
(970) 495-4684
128 6th Street
Windsor, CO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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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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