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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Lewiston ID

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.

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1720 18th Avenue
Lewiston, ID
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Idaho Youth Ranch
(208) 529-6696
288 North Ridge Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
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Mental Wellness Center
(208) 542-1026
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Idaho Falls, ID
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Substance abuse
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Competency Development Center
(208) 736-5048
2469 Wright Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents

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Preston Counseling
(208) 852-2407
164 South 5th Street
Montpelier, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Rogers Counseling Center
(360) 427-2050
900 7th Street
Clarkston, WA
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(509) 758-3341
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents
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Preston Counseling
(208) 852-2407
15 East Oneida Street
Preston, ID
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Integrity Therapeutic Service
(208) 459-4412
1818 10th Avenue
Caldwell, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Salmon Mental Health Clinic PA
(208) 756-1576
111 Lillian Street
Salmon, ID
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Renewal Services of Idaho
(208) 455-8600
708 Main Street
Caldwell, ID
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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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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