Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Minden LA

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.

Family Services of Greater New Orleans
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1377 Lindberg Drive
Slidell, LA
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Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse of
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525 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA
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Vermilion Hospital for
(337) 234-5614
2520 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA
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Shreveport, LA
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Jefferson Parish Human Servs Authority
(504) 349-8708
5001 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
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Northlake Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 871-1380
19404 North 10th Street
Covington, LA
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(866) 847-2652
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
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Oak Grove Substance Abuse Center
(318) 428-9202
Oak Grove Courthouse
Oak Grove, LA
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Substance abuse
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Alternative Outpatient Services
(337) 234-0830
128 Demanade Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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(225) 638-7663
282 Hospital Road
New Roads, LA
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(225) 638-6331
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Criminal justice clients

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Washington Parish
(985) 732-6655
2106 Avenue F
Bogalusa, LA
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(866) 847-2652
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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, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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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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