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GHB Usage among College Goers Williston ND

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.

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

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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
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
(701) 854-7210
9307 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Lakota

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Audrey Kazmierczak Counseling Service
(701) 471-1170
418 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND
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(701) 471-1170
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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

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Family Recovery Home
(701) 774-9625
126 West Broadway
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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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
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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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Wahus Counseling, Inc.
(701) 572-7217
901 6th Street West
Williston, ND
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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Painted Canyon Counseling Services
(701) 290-1596
135 Sims Street
Dickinson, ND
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Cornerstone Addiction Services
(701) 839-0474
1705 4th Avenue NW
Minot, ND
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(701) 839-0474
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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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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