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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Lahaina HI

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.

Malama Na Makua A Keiki
(808) 877-7117
388 Ano Street
Kahului, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Ka Hale Pomaikai
(808) 558-8480x3
P.O. Box 1895
Kaunakakai, HI
Hotline
(808) 558-8480x1
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hawaiian

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Hina Mauka/Teen Care
(808) 266-7874
42-471 Kalanianaole Highway
Kailua, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Hoomau Ke Ola
(808) 696-4266
85-761 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
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
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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YMCA of Honolulu
(808) 848-2494
49 Funchal Street
Honolulu, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Aloha House Inc
(808) 871-1314
730 Lanai Avenue
Lanai City, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hale Ho''okupa''a
(808) 553-3231
450 Ala Malama Street
Kaunakakai, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Wahiawa Middle School
(808) 848-2494
275 Rose Street
Wahiawa, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian

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Big Island Substance Abuse Council
(808) 969-9994
96-3150 Pikake Street
Pahala, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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YMCA of Honolulu
(808) 848-2494
99-600 Kulawea Street
Aiea, HI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Micronesian, Samoan

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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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