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Our GHB Addiction Recovery Programme at Clarity Rehab
What is GHB addiction?
About GHB Addiction
In 2000, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classified GHB as a Schedule I controlled substance, making it an illegal drug with no accepted medicinal uses within the United States. GHB is one of the rare drugs that is classified in different drug schedules. Xyrem (sodium oxybate), a GHB-containing pharmaceutical product that is used medically to treat narcolepsy and cataplexy (loss of muscle tone related to narcolepsy), is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance. Drugs that are precursors to GHB and likely converted into GHB when metabolized, such as GBL (gamma-butyrolactone) and BD (1,4-butanediol) have industrial and commercial uses and therefore are not scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Both BD and GBL, and GHB analogues, are sold illicitly as “fish tank cleaner,” “ink stain remover,” “nail enamel remover,” and “ink cartridge cleaner” for much more money than these products typically sell for, sometimes as much as $100 a bottle. Those who produce and distribute GBL or BD as substitutes for GHB, as recreational drugs, are subject to illegal drug penalties. GHB is often synthesized in clandestine laboratories and marketed for recreational abuse.
Spotting GHB addiction
Signs of GHB addiction
- Sluggish movements
- Increased sex drive
- Fewer inhibitions than normal
- Mental confusion
- Extreme happiness
- Slowed breathing
- Lowered pulse and heart rate
- Heightened energy levels
- Memory loss
- Heightened relaxation
Symptoms of GHB addiction
- a marked personality shift in a person
- unpredictable mood swings
- erratic behaviours
- sleeping and eating patterns that change
- physical appearance can decline
- school, friends, and recreational activities may become less important
- social circles often change
- individuals will likely be less consistent at fulfilling obligations, and relationships and job and/or school production regularly suffer.
Dangers associated with GHB addiction
- a loss of balance
- trouble seeing
- respiratory failure or even death
Tolerance in GHB addiction
Getting help for GHB addiction at Clarity Rehab
After detox, our unique 3 stage addiction treatment programme provides therapeutic and supportive care. Resiliency training and distress tolerance as well as daily group therapy and 4 individual therapy sessions per week ensure that clients reach their treatment goals and are at the centre of their individualized treatment programme. Counseling and therapy sessions, nutritional planning, personal training and exercise programmes, support groups, life skills workshops, relapse prevention and educational programmes are all often part of Clarity’s comprehensive treatment programme. Our unique 3 stage DBT programme used to overcome GHB addiction ensures that your treatment plan is individually designed to meet your needs. Call us today for a free assessment with one of our psychologists and decide your future with Clarity Rehab.
Why choose Clarity
Clarity offers an incredible healing experience for our clients and their families that is second to none. Our team is comprised of individuals with years of experience who are all here for one reason. To help you realise, achieve, and maintain permanent long term recovery.