Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Nixa MO

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.

Burrell Behavioral Health
(417) 269-5400
1300 Bradford Parkway
Springfield, MO
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(417) 862-6555
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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(417) 862-3455x13
2411 West Catalpa Street
Springfield, MO
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Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
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Correction Services
(417) 869-5161
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Springfield, MO
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Sigma House
(417) 862-3339x237
800 South Park Avenue
Springfield, MO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Pathways CBH Inc
(816) 633-5921
301 North 2nd Street
Odessa, MO
Hotline
(888) 279-8188
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Springfield Valley Hope
(417) 832-9707
1661 West Elfindale Drive
Springfield, MO
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Substance abuse
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DRD Springfield Medical Clinic
(417) 865-8045
404 East Battlefield Street
Springfield, MO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient

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Center for Addictions
(417) 269-2273
1423 North Jefferson Street
Springfield, MO
Hotline
(417) 862-6555
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
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Gibson Recovery Center Inc
(573) 624-2322
7 North Catalpa Street
Dexter, MO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Gibson Recovery Center Inc
(573) 472-2253
137 East Front Street
Sikeston, MO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, 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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