Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Hazelwood 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.

Center for Life Solution Inc II
(314) 731-0100x12
637 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO
Hotline
(314) 302-6728
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Men

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Saint Louis Metro Treatment Center
(314) 423-7030
9733 Saint Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(636) 946-6376
2 Westbury Street
Saint Charles, MO
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

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Saint Louis Valley Hope
(314) 514-9220
12777 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bridgeway Counseling Services Inc
(636) 757-2300
1570 South Main Street
Saint Charles, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Community Services of MO
(314) 831-9002
7227 North Lindbergh
Hazelwood, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community Services of MO
(314) 991-1917
9465 Dielman Rock Island Drive
Olivette, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Westend Clinic Inc
(314) 381-0560
5736 West Florissant Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
Hotline
(314) 381-0560
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Centrec Care Inc
(314) 205-8068
1030 Woodcrest Terrace Drive
Saint Louis, MO
Hotline
(314) 205-8068
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
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

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Metropolitan Saint Louis
(314) 877-0500
5351 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
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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