Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Williston ND

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.

Mercy Recovery Center
(701) 774-7409
1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Wahus Counseling, Inc.
(701) 572-7217
901 6th Street West
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse
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Native American Resource Center
(701) 774-0461x117
331 4th Avenue E
Trenton, ND
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Fifth Generation Chem Dependency Prog
(701) 477-3121
Highway 5
Belcourt, ND
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
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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
Women

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Growing Together Inc
(701) 852-3000
39th Avenue SW
Minot, ND
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Halfway house

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Family Recovery Home
(701) 774-9625
126 West Broadway
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse , 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
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Basin Alcohol and Drug Services
(701) 774-0122
322 Main Street
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Heart River Alcohol and
(701) 483-0795
7 1st Avenue West
Dickinson, ND
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Positive Solutions Counseling
(701) 845-2498
202 South Central Avenue
Valley City, ND
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Agassiz Associates, PLLC
(701) 746-6336
1407 24th Avenue South
Grand Forks, ND
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders

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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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