Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Millsboro DE

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.

Tau House
(302) 856-4363
11 West Pine Street
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Corinthian House
(302) 856-7533
219-221 South Race Street
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Aquila of Delaware/Georgetown
(302) 856-9746
6 North Railroad Avenue
Georgetown, DE
Hotline
(302) 856-9746
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Kent/Sussex Detoxification Center
(302) 422-8338
Main Street
Ellendale, DE
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Limen House
(302) 571-1216
624 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Thresholds Inc
(302) 856-1835x21
20505 Dupont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 436-5868
33124 Lighthouse Road
Selbyville, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Kent Sussex Counseling Services
(302) 854-0172
20728 DuPont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Sinepuxent Substance Abuse Servs Inc
(410) 289-7311
214 16th Street
Ocean City, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 678-4558
1550 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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