NEW POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON GHB ADDICTION —YOU NEED THIS!
Just finished!!! A Power Point presentation entitled “INVISIBLE ADDICTION.” It is a public awareness presentation regarding GHB addiction and the difficult and prolonged withdrawal syndrome involved. So many addicts struggle to find informed medical detox help. It’s a very troubling and frustrating situation since so few treatment centers or ERs know about GHB addiction.
This presentation was initiated when a GHB addict said he wanted to tell his story to promote awareness but needed a place to start.
This 50+ slide presentation covers some basic info about GHB, solid info about recognizing GHB addiction, how it starts and what is needed to escape from it. This is perfect for any addict to present in a recovery group or for counselors, nurses or doctors or whomever to present to medical/counseling staff, substance abuse community groups, etc. It does NOT go into detail about medical detox treatment (specific drugs, doses, etc.) as that would be inappropriate. It is detailed enough however to get across the essence of what is needed, that GHB withdrawal involves 10-14 days (not the usual 3-5 days), and that there are two basic protocols that work with GHB.
Protocol information and contact info for facilities or doctors experienced re GHB withdrawal are available from Project GHB. For just $12 (postage included) you can use this in presentations OR you can donate it to a local facility and meanwhile help us spread the word. We need your support! Donations are tough to come by in these tight economic times, so this is a great way to help us AND do something good. Just $12 will help us a lot. Basic handout material is also on the CD. Consider buying both “INVISIBLE ADDICTION” and our book, “G’d Up 24/7: The GHB Addiction Guide,” for just $33 more ($45 total), and donating the combo to a local medical library, treatment center, etc.
CALL TO ACTION FOR SUPPORT LETTERS TO SAMHSA RE GHB ADDICTION
By Trinka Porrata, Project GHB President
On March 29, the six committees of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration will be meeting at the same time. While it may or may not get on their agenda now, this would be a great time for everyone to submit letters to SAMHSA stressing the need for education of addiction, mental health and emergency professionals about the recognition and proper MEDICAL treatment for GHB addiction. Project GHB’s letter to SAMHSA would be greatly enhanced by a pile of other letters to go along with it!