Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Sun Prairie WI

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.

Madison Health Services
(608) 242-0220
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Tellurian UCAN Inc
(608) 222-7311x110
300 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 251-8881
425 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI
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Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Rebos Chris Farley House
(608) 255-5922
810 West Olin Avenue
Madison, WI
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Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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New Start Program Meriter Hospital
(608) 417-8144
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hope Haven Inc
(608) 249-2600
3602 Memorial Drive
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mental Health Center of Dane County
(608) 280-2520
625 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hindi, Hmong, Spanish

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ARC Community Services Inc
(608) 283-6430
202 North Patterson Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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Meriter New Start
(608) 267-6000x5339
202 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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ATTIC Correctional Services Inc
(608) 255-0307
1709 South Park Street
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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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