Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Pahrump NV

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.

Step Two
(775) 787-9411
3695 Kings Row
Reno, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Las Vegas Indian Center
(702) 647-5842x225
2300 West Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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US Vets
(702) 366-0456
525 East Bonzaz Road
Las Vegas, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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ABC Therapy
(702) 346-3344
355 West Mesquite Boulevard
Mesquite, NV
Hotline
(877) 488-2244
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Las Vegas Recovery Center
(702) 515-1374
3371 North Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Westcare Nevada Inc
(702) 385-3330
401 South Martin Luther King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Lyon Council on Alcohol and
(775) 463-6597
215 West Bridge Street
Yerington, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Owyhee Community Health Facility
(775) 757-2415
225 Nevada Highway
Owyhee, NV
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bristlecone Family Resources
(775) 954-1400
1725 South McCarran Boulevard
Reno, NV
Hotline
(775) 954-1400
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Family Counseling Service of
(775) 688-2182
480 Galletti Way
Sparks, NV
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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