Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Laporte IN

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.

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1007 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN
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(219) 326-2419
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Madison Center Inc
(219) 879-8539
3714 South Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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(317) 430-7997
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Indianapolis, IN
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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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(812) 422-6812
312 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Evansville, IN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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LaPorte County Comprehensive MH Inc
(219) 879-4621
450 Saint John Road
Michigan City, IN
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(888) 257-4421
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Hope House II
(260) 424-3711
1129 Garden Street
Fort Wayne, IN
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Alpha Resources Inc
(317) 353-8494
5317 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Fresh Start Counseling Services
(219) 736-5990
3490 West 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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Spanish

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YWCA of Saint Joseph County
(574) 233-9491
1102 South Fellows Street
South Bend, IN
Hotline
(866) 937-9922
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
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Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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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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