Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Clarksdale MS

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.

Region I Mental Health Center
(662) 627-7267
1742 Cheryl Street
Clarksdale, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Sunflower Landing
(662) 624-4905
2900 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
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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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(601) 364-1254
1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Life Help
(662) 289-4735
314 South Huntington Street
Kosciusko, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Life Help
(662) 283-2529
718 Alberta Drive
Winona, MS
Hotline
(866) 453-6216
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Fairland Center
(662) 624-2152
3000 Highway 49 South
Dublin, MS
Hotline
(662) 902-7296
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men

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Life Help Intensive Outpatient Program
(662) 226-1112
965 Spring Hill Road
Grenada, MS
Hotline
(662) 453-6211
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Community Counseling Services
(662) 323-9318
302 North Jackson Street
Starkville, MS
Hotline
(800) 890-3127
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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ALTR of Jackson LLC
(601) 362-3131
500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

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Weems Community Mental Health Center
(601) 782-9461
Highway 37 South
Raleigh, MS
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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