Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Pickens SC

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.

Behavioral Health Services of
(864) 898-5800
309 East Main Street
Pickens, SC
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Substance abuse
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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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Recovery Concepts of the Carolina
(864) 306-8533
1653 East Main Street
Easley, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Anderson/Oconee
(864) 882-7563
691 South Oak Street
Seneca, SC
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(864) 390-3112
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Marshall I Pickens Hospital
(888) 852-8520
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Don Foster and Associates Inc
(864) 235-5666
104 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Home With A Heart
(864) 843-3058
220 James Mattison Road
Liberty, SC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Holmesview Center
(864) 295-5440
Old Easley Bridge Road
Greenville, SC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rosewood House of Recovery Inc
(864) 242-2166
9 Renrick Drive
Greenville, SC
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Greenville Metro Treatment Center
(864) 234-7952
602 Airport Road
Greenville, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Rosewood House of Recovery Inc
(864) 242-2166
9 Renrick Drive
Greenville, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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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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