Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Saint Joseph MO

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 Guidance Ctr for Behav Hlthcare
(816) 364-1862
901 Felix Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Hotline
(816) 236-2360
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(660) 646-4226
96 Washington Street
Chillicothe, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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SE Missouri Community Treatment Center
(573) 624-6937
1526 West Business Highway 60
Dexter, MO
Hotline
(573) 624-6937
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(314) 361-1630
2639 Miami Street
Saint Louis, MO
Hotline
(800) 964-7118
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Russian, Spanish

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Family Self Help Center Inc
(417) 223-3241
403 Main Street
Pineville, MO
Hotline
(800) 416-1772
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(816) 364-6007
2409 North Woodbine Road
Saint Joseph, MO
Hotline
(888) 208-0651
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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MO Alc Assessment Consultants Inc
(636) 583-6115
206 South Church Street
Union, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Westend Clinic Inc
(314) 381-0560
5736 West Florissant Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
Hotline
(314) 381-0560
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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DRD Springfield Medical Clinic
(417) 865-8045
404 East Battlefield Street
Springfield, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Sigma House
(417) 862-3339x237
800 South Park Avenue
Springfield, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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