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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.

Family and Child Trt of Southern NV
(702) 258-5855
1050 South Rainbow Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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

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Vegas Valley Treatment Center Inc
(702) 383-9890
1325 South Commerce Street
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Spanish

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Mesquite Mental Health Center
(702) 346-4696
61 North Willow Street
Mesquite, NV
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mesa Family Counseling
(702) 383-6001
1000 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Nevada Medical Systems
(702) 399-1600
2516 East Lake Mead Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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North Las Vegas Awareness School and
(702) 642-9866
2934 Vandermeer Street
North Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Center for Behavioral Health
(702) 796-0660
3050 East Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Reno Sparks Indian Colony
(775) 329-5162
1715 Kuenzli Street
Reno, NV
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Solutions Recovery Inc
(702) 228-8520
2975 South Rainbow
Las Vegas, NV
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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