Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Windsor CT

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.

Cedarcrest Hospital
(860) 293-6401
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Alcohol and Drug Recov Ctrs Inc ADRC
(860) 714-3703
46 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Hogar Crea International of
(860) 232-7353
33 Center Street
Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Substance Abuse Centers
(860) 247-8300
55 Fishfry Street
Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Hartford Dispensary
(860) 527-5100
12-14-16-18 Weston Street
Hartford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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Community Renewal Team
(860) 714-9200
675 Tower Avenue
Hartford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
Hebrew, Spanish

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Alcohol and Drug Recov Ctrs Inc (ADRC)
(860) 714-3739
500 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT
Hotline
(800) 563-4086
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Igbo, Spanish

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Community Health Services Inc
(860) 808-8782
500 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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CRT Behavorial Health Services
(860) 714-9200
675 Tower Avenue
Hartford, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center
(860) 527-8106
333 Homestead Avenue
Hartford, CT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
Polish, 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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