Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Laporte IN

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.

Behavioral Health Services of
(219) 326-2420
1007 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN
Hotline
(219) 326-2419
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

Data Provided by:
LaPorte County Comprehensive MH Inc
(219) 879-4621
450 Saint John Road
Michigan City, IN
Hotline
(888) 257-4421
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Centerstone of Indiana
(765) 342-6616
1175 Southview Drive
Martinsville, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Center for Mental Health Inc
(765) 649-8161
2020 Brown Street
Anderson, IN
Hotline
(765) 608-5598
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
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Madison Center Inc
(574) 280-4655
801 East Washington Street
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Madison Center Inc
(219) 879-8539
3714 South Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Integrative Counseling Services
(219) 922-0735
3037 45th Street
Highland, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Crossroads Counseling
(574) 233-4183
2319 Edison Road
South Bend, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Southwest IN Mental Health Center Inc
(812) 476-5437
60 South Stockwell Road
Evansville, IN
Hotline
(812) 423-7791
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Indianapolis Counseling Center
(317) 549-0333
724 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Sober Recovery