Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Summerville 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.

Dorchester County Commission on
(843) 871-4790
500 North Main Street
Summerville, SC
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(843) 871-4790
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Ernest E Kennedy Center
(843) 761-8272
306 Airport Drive
Moncks Corner, SC
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(843) 761-8272
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Center for Behavioral Health
(843) 529-0700
2301 Cosgrove Avenue
Charleston, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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Axis I Center of Barnwell
(803) 541-1245
1644 Jackson Street
Barnwell, SC
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(803) 259-3333
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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The Phoenix Center
(864) 467-3790
1400 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Ernest E Kennedy Center
(843) 797-7871
106 Westview Boulevard
Goose Creek, SC
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(843) 761-8272
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Palmetto Lowcountry
(843) 747-5830
2777 Speissegger Drive
Charleston, SC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Clinical Solutions of Charleston PA
(843) 763-0880
1954 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Ernest E Kennedy Center
(843) 761-8272
306 Airport Drive
Moncks Corner, SC
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(843) 761-8272
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Beaufort County
(843) 470-4545
1905 Duke Street
Beaufort, SC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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