Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Sun City West AZ

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.

Luke Air Force Base
(623) 856-7579
56 MDOS/SGOMH
Luke AFB, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Banner Thunderbird Behavioral Health
(602) 865-5555
5555 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ
Hotline
(602) 254-4357
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Treatment Assessment Screening Ctr Inc
(623) 842-4535
6409 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse
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
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Spanish

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Intensive Treatment Systems LLC
(623) 247-1234
7102 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Mountain Valley and Associates Inc
(602) 870-0972
2432 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Thunderbird Treatment Center
(602) 938-2301
13820 North 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Community Medical Services Inc
(623) 915-2106
5002 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Maverick House
(623) 931-5810
7022 North 48th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northwest Organization for
(623) 937-9203
7725 North 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, German, Spanish, Swedish

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Chicanos Por La Causa Inc
(623) 247-0464
4602 West Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
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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