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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Sheridan WY

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.

Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 674-7702
1043 Coffen Avenue
Sheridan, WY
Hotline
(307) 674-2065
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(307) 672-3473x3801
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Transitions Family Counseling and
(307) 265-2555
336 South Jackson Street
Casper, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Youth Emergency Services Inc
(307) 686-7434
706 Longmont Street
Gillette, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Alternatives Counseling and
(307) 635-5347
2111 Warren Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Wyoming SA Trt and Recovery Centers
(307) 672-2044
360 College Meadows Drive
Sheridan, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Piedmont Psychological Practice
(307) 672-2468
425 West Loucks Street
Sheridan, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Fremont Counseling Service
(307) 856-6587
1110 Major Avenue
Riverton, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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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Self-Help Center Inc (SHC)
(307) 235-3119
441 South Center Street
Casper, WY
Hotline
(307) 235-2814
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Behavioral Health Services
(307) 633-7254
2600 East 18th Street
Cheyenne, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

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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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