GHB Usage among College Goers Belen NM

GHB is a popular recreational drug used by young adults. It appears to have a high abuse potential because it produces euphoria, hallucinogenic effects, relaxation, tolerance, and severe withdrawal symptoms. In the United States, GHB compounds have been marketed illicitly to body builders as a growth hormone stimulant to build muscular mass.

Valencia Counseling Services Inc
(505) 865-3350x15
735 Don Pasqual Road
Los Lunas, NM
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(505) 865-3350
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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, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Border Area Mental Health Services Inc
(575) 533-6649
1 Foster Road
Reserve, NM
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(800) 426-0997
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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First Nations Community Healthsource
(505) 262-2481
5608 Zuni Road SE
Albuquerque, NM
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(505) 262-2481
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Hungarian, Navajo, Spanish, Tewa

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Presbyterian Medical Services
(505) 586-0322
2573 State Highway 522
Questa, NM
Hotline
(888) 920-6333
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Santa Domingo Health Clinic
(505) 465-3060
85 West Highway 22
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM
Hotline
(505) 465-3060
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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La Buena Vida Inc
(505) 565-1619
303 Luna Avenue
Los Lunas, NM
Hotline
(505) 867-2383
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Southern New Mexico Human Development
(575) 589-1147
3465 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
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Spanish

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Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc
(505) 867-3351
1043 Highway 313
Bernalillo, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Family and Youth Inc
(575) 524-7711
2211 North Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Evolution Group Inc
(505) 242-6988x108
218 Broadway Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, NM
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Gays and Lesbians, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Keres, Spanish, Tiwa

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GHB Usage among College Goers

INTRODUCTION TO GHB

Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is commonly occurring small chain fatty acid that has been described as a possible neurotransmitter. From 1990, GHB has been abused on the street in the names such as “Liquid Ecstasy,” “Soap,” “Easy Lay,” and “Georgia Home Boy.” GHB and its precursors, gamma butyrolactone and 1, 4 butanediol, have been involved in poisonings, overdoses, date rapes, and deaths. GHB emergency room visits increased from 55 in 1994 to 2.973 in 1999. In 1999, GHB accounted for 32% of illicit drug-related poison center calls in Boston. These products, obtainable over the Internet and sometimes still sold in health food stores, are also available at some gyms, raves, nightclubs, college campuses, and are particularly popular among gay men. The products are commonly mixed with alcohol, have a short duration of action, and are not easily detectable on routine hospital toxicology screens.

GHB is a popular recreational drug used by young adults. It appears to have a high abuse potential because it produces euphoria, hallucinogenic effects, relaxation, tolerance, and severe withdrawal symptoms. In the United States, GHB compounds have been marketed illicitly to body builders as a growth hormone stimulant to build muscular mass. They have also been promoted as a replacement for L-tryptophan to improve sleep (16, 17). Two GHB precursors, gamma-butyrolactone and 1,4 butenadiol also have been marketed to impro...

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