Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Wheat Ridge CO

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.

Choices in Living Counseling Center
(303) 431-5664
4485 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Adolescent and Family Institute of
(303) 238-1231
10001 West 32nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
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Hospital inpatient, 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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Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
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Arapahoe House
(303) 412-3623
6195 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
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Action Substance Abuse Recovery
(303) 429-7144
5603 Yukon Street
Arvada, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Essex Growth Center Inc
(303) 922-1200
4765 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Denver Family Therapy Center
(303) 456-0600x120
4891 Independence Street
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Exempla Behavioral Health Services at
(303) 467-4000
3400 Lutheran Parkway
Wheat Ridge, CO
Hotline
(303) 467-4080
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Odyssey Counseling
(303) 420-7898
10200 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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ICCS
(720) 544-5521
1651 Kendall Street
Lakewood, CO
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Center for Recovery Inc
(303) 694-7492
11177 West 8th Avenue
Lakewood, CO
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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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