Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Plainville CT

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.

Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 793-3500
91 NW Drive
Plainville, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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Wheeler Clinic Inc
(860) 223-8885
36 Russell Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alliance Treatment Center Inc
(860) 223-7707
33 Highland Street
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Community Mental Health Affiliates
(860) 224-8192
55 Winthrop Street
New Britain, CT
Hotline
(860) 747-8719
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Bristol Hospital
(860) 585-3000
41 Brewster Road
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(860) 585-3274
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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John Dempsey Hospital
(860) 679-6700
10 Talcott Notch Road
Farmington, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 589-6433
1098 Farmington Avenue
Bristol, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
(860) 583-5858
440 North Main Street
Bristol, CT
Hotline
(806) 747-3434
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 827-3313
19 Rockwell Avenue
New Britain, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Farrell Treatment Center
(860) 225-4641
586 Main Street
New Britain, CT
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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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