Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Lake Oswego OR

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.

Lifeworks NW
(503) 684-1424
8770 SW Scoffins Street
Portland, OR
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Luke Dorf Inc
(503) 726-3690
11895 SW Greenburg Road
Tigard, OR
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Serenity Lane
(503) 244-4500
10920 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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(503) 244-4500
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Integrated Health Clinics
(503) 353-9415
17882 SE Mcloughlin Boulevard
Milwaukie, OR
Hotline
(503) 988-4888
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rimrock Trails
(503) 624-7075
15405 SW 116th Avenue
King City, OR
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Acadia Northwest
(503) 245-6262
10101 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, OR
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Allied Health Services Tigard
(503) 684-8159
11945 SW Pacific Highway
Tigard, OR
Hotline
(877) 637-6237
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Kaiser Permanente
(503) 249-3434
19185 SW 90th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Tigard Recovery Center
(503) 624-0312x16
10362 SW McDonald Street
Tigard, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Beyond Addictions
(503) 644-8700
8285 SW Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, OR
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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