Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Rio Rancho NM

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.

Presbyterian Medical Services
(505) 896-0928
184 Unser Boulevard NE
Rio Rancho, NM
Hotline
(888) 920-6333
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc
(505) 867-3351
1043 Highway 313
Bernalillo, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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University of New Mexico
(505) 925-2493
2450 Alamo Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Crossroads
(505) 242-1010
805 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Lighthouse Counseling Inc
(505) 296-4449
2520 Virginia Street NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 867-2383x3015
872 Camino Del Pueblo Street
Bernalillo, NM
Hotline
(505) 269-7596
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
French, Spanish

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Right Step of Las Cruces
(000) 000-0000
2625 Pennsylvania Street NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Evolution Group Inc
(505) 242-6988x108
218 Broadway Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Keres, Spanish, Tiwa

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Albuquerque Hlthcare for the Homeless
(505) 766-5197
1217 1st Street
Albuquerque, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Pueblo of San Felipe
(505) 867-9740
25 Cougar Road
San Felipe PB, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Keres, Zuni

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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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