What is GHB?
Many users begin taking GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) without knowing much about it, and look for answers later, once they are struggling with GHB addiction. If you are a GHB user, here are some important things you should know. GHB is a naturally occurring compound in the body. The drug you take is synthesized in a lab to create more concentrated doses, and taken in this form it causes a high similar to being drunk. Most people begin using GHB at music festivals or at clubs. People who pass out while using GHB tend to stay passed out for quite a while, and overdoses can lead to a coma-like state. Mixing alcohol with GHB is especially dangerous. GHB’s physical properties make it easy to overdose: it’s clear, so you can’t see how much of it is in your drink (it is usually taken with another liquid). And some folks accidentally drink GHB straight, thinking they’re sipping a glass of water.
Overdoses of GHB are extremely dangerous and can even be lethal. GHB is an addictive substance, about as addictive as alcohol (in other words, VERY). Long-term use can lead to physical addiction, which is when your body needs GHB to function and starts to send out distress signals if its supply is interrupted. Those distress signals are called withdrawal, and GHB withdrawal is painful and difficult. GHB withdrawal symptoms include severe muscle and bone pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and chest pain.
Where Can I Get Help Quitting GHB?
If you need help quitting GHB, Archstone Recovery can help. Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches is an accredited and highly rated drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Lantana, Florida. Archstone Recovery offers caring, expert help for GHB addicts in a safe and beautiful environment. Archstone Recovery takes a holistic approach that treats you as a whole person, not just a disease, With options including residential, outpatient, transitional care, or extended care programs, your admissions specialist will help you find a GHB addiction treatment plan that’s right for you—and even book your plane tickets or talk to your insurance company for you Our sunny coastal location is convenient to Palm Beach International Airport, so GHB addicts from New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the United States can easily reach Archstone Recovery to get treatment away from the people, places, and situations that have been driving their GHB addiction. To speak with an admissions specialist about how we can help you break free from GHB addiction, contact Archstone Recovery today.