Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Sykesville MD

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.

Haven Counseling Services LLC
(410) 635-8400
1636 West Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
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Metwork Health Services Inc
(410) 781-4158
2120 Liberty Road
Eldersburg, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
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Halfway Home
(410) 313-1458
4100 College Avenue
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Central Maryland Addictions
(410) 750-2425
8659 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse
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Integrative Counseling LLC
(410) 740-8067
10632 Little Patukent Parkway
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Shoemaker Center
(410) 876-1990
6655 Buttercup Road
Sykesville, MD
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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JAEL Health Services Inc
(410) 203-2120
10176 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Counseling Resources
(410) 461-8662
8388 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Greek, Spanish

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First Step
(410) 655-7655
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, MD
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Columbia Addictions Center
(410) 730-1333
5570 Sterrett Place
Columbia, MD
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, 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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