Severe Gamma-Hydroxy-Butyric Acid (GHB) Dependence with Repeated Withdrawal Syndrome and Induced DeliriumRafael Meyer*, Josef Jenewein and Soenke Boettger
Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rafael Meyer
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 11, 2014; Accepted date: April 14, 2014; Published date: April 18, 2014
Citation: Meyer R, Jenewein J, Boettger S (2014) Severe Gamma-Hydroxy-Butyric Acid (GHB) Dependence with Repeated Withdrawal Syndrome and Induced Delirium. J Alcohol Drug Depend 2:156. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000156
Copyright: © 2014 Meyer R et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gamma-Hydroxy-Butyric acid (GHB) and its liquid precursor Gamma-Butyro-Lactone (GBL) have become increasingly popular beyond the clubbing culture and daily consumption as well as dependence has become a more common problem. This case report illustrates the presentation and management of severe GHB-dependence and its sequelae, which are increasingly encountered in the addiction and general hospital setting.