Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Yakima WA

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.

Central WA Comprensive Mental Health
(509) 454-2900
505 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(509) 575-4200
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient

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Riel House
(509) 575-4810
613 Superior Lane
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Casa de Esperanza
(509) 453-9387
602 Nob Hill
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Language Services
Spanish

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Dependency Health Servs Yakima Outpt
(509) 248-1200
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(509) 575-4200
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Center for Addictions Recovery
(509) 965-3115
1015 South 40th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Central Washington Comprehensive MH
(509) 575-4084
402 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Hotline
(800) 572-8122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Community Resource Group/Yakima
(509) 965-5310
108 South 4th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Spanish

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DeLozier Recovery Services
(509) 469-5515
3907 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Pathways Adult Residental Treatment
(509) 453-4274
307 West Walnut
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Casa de Esperanza
(509) 453-9387
402 North 4th Street
Yakima, WA
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, 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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