GHB / GBL Addiction
GHB is another term for gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, which is a substance that is naturally present in the body's central nervous system. GHB is available by prescription under the name "Xyrem" and is used to treat people with narcolepsy. This drug is a depressant that produces a feeling of euphoria and an increased libido. However this drug is sometimes used as a general anaesthetic, and can cause respiratory depression and cardiac arrest, and when buying this drug illegally it is not possible to know how potent the drug is, since the purity varies depending on the batch.
Our message to users who have been unable to stop abusing GHB using without professional help, is simply not to give up. Compare Rehab will be able to refer anyone needing detox, rehab or both to the most suitable centre for their personal addiction needs.
For this type of drug it is common for us to refer users for an in-house detox programme, due to the perilous withdrawal symptoms. When users start to go into physical withdrawal symptoms, they can include chest pain, muscle aches, insomnia, anxiety, and sweating. With abrupt stopping use the individual may develop profuse sweating, anxiety attacks, blood pressure increases and increased heart rate. These symptoms may persist for a few days and in many cases require benzodiazepine for relief. The symptoms may subside on their own after two or three days or in response to medication.
Staff at Compare Rehab will initially evaluate a user’s condition and discuss various treatment plans with them, once the preliminary information has been reviewed, we can then find the most suitable centre for a clients individual needs.