When is it Time to Attend Rehab for Barbiturates Abuse?

Barbiturates were first discovered and patented in the 1930s. Initially, they were prescribed as a ‘hypnotic’ drug, or a drug to induce sleep. Barbiturates are considered a depressant and depending on the dosage and the method of ingestion can induce mild sleepiness, sedation, or even coma. When abused or mixed with other drugs and alcohol, barbiturates can cause an overdose and potentially kill the abuser. These drugs are suspected in up to 33% of overdose deaths in the United States every year. Not nearly enough addicts are getting the help they need at barbiturates rehab.

Barbiturates can be addictive and habit-forming. They often give the user feelings of euphoria and can lessen the effects of anxiety. In some cases, people who are coming down from a high will use barbiturates to reduce feelings of paranoia, panic, or restlessness. Barbiturates can either be ingested in tablet form or injected as a liquid, and it’s difficult for users to gauge how much of the drug they’ve taken. Overdoses are common in these cases.

People who are prescribed barbiturates or start taking them from dealers on the street can quickly form a tolerance, where they need to increase the dosage of the drug to get the same, desired effect. Eventually, a dependence is established. Dependence means that the user has to keep taking the drug, or else they experience painful withdrawal symptoms. Once this occurs, they’re well on their way to forming a full-blown addiction, where the thought of getting ‘high,’ and finding a supply of the drug consumes their thoughts.

At this point, they’ll experience all manner of adverse health consequences. Their relationships will suffer, and so will their career, and they may find themselves in legal and financial hot water. For people who are suffering at the hands of a barbiturate addiction and wish to break free, help is available.

Inpatient, outpatient, and detox Barbiturates rehab centers are available all over the country for addicts and their families. Supportive counselors and trained medical staff are on-call 24/7 to help people get clean and live a life free from the stress, pain, and stigma of addiction and abuse.

Is detox recommended as a first step in treating barbiturate abuse and addiction?

Yes. Barbiturates withdrawals can be sudden, severe, and painful. Also, the body becomes accustomed to the chemicals in the drug, an abrupt cessation can worsen withdrawal symptoms. In detox, the patient is monitored for any serious adverse withdrawal effects. Also, physicians can prescribe legal, safe medication to help alleviate any painful symptoms.

Do people need inpatient treatment for barbiturate addiction?

Yes. With an inpatient treatment facility, doctors are available to adequately monitor patients, craft a tailor-made treatment program for them, and prevent the risk of relapse. Also, patients can attend one-on-one and group therapy sessions to figure out what factors led to their addiction. With help from therapists, patients can learn their specific triggers, and formulate positive coping mechanisms for any future stressful situations and triggers to prevent a relapse.

What types of therapies can successfully treat a barbiturate addiction?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, family therapy, and one-on-one talk therapy are all effective treatment options for drug addiction and abuse. In an inpatient treatment facility, therapists and doctors can work closely with patients to see what specific therapies will work for their unique situation. Sometimes, a patient’s particular needs won’t fit with a group therapy schedule, but instead, they find themselves making significant progress with CBT.

What are the long-term health consequences of barbiturate abuse?

Besides the risk of overdose and death, barbiturate abuse can cause a host of unwanted, long-term health consequences. It’s vital for addicts to get help, and avoid the following outcomes:

  • Cancer
  • Decreased bone density
  • Metabolic issues
  • Anemia
  • Hypotension
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Delusions
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disorders

How can someone pay for treatment in a barbiturates rehab facility?

Some insurance providers cover drug treatment and addiction. Barbiturates rehab facilities are equipped with staff who understand how to work with insurance companies to get the best treatment for their patients. For people without insurance coverage, rehab facilities offer flexible payment plans. Low-income individuals may even qualify for government assistance. The Salvation Army offers excellent resources for finding treatment options for low-income individuals.

Regardless of one’s ability to pay, the staff at barbiturates rehab centers care far more about a patient’s willingness to recover. Recovery, and living a drug-free life is vital for someone to reach their full potential. While it may seem like there aren’t any resources for addicts and their families, help is available. Talk to a licensed rehabilitation specialist today and get clean from barbiturate addiction and abuse.

Find Freedom from Addiction with Our Proven Therapies and Safe Women’s Only Environment

At Casa Capri’s accredited rehab for barbiturate addiction, women find hope, healing, and freedom from addiction. If you or someone you love is addicted to barbiturates, Casa Capri has the innovative and proven therapies, individualized treatments and safe supportive all-female community that will ensure lasting success in recovery.

Because withdrawal symptoms are dangerous and can sometimes be fatal, it is extremely important for those struggling with an addiction to barbiturates—such as Amytal®, Nembutal® or Fiorina®—to undergo a medically supervised barbiturate detox before beginning an addiction treatment program. At Casa Capri Recovery, our inpatient detox center is a warm and welcoming, home-like space where you’ll be nurtured and supported while you transition off of addictive substances. Please give us a call now at 855-816-8826. Our process admissions team is here 24/7 to answer your questions about our treatment programs, detox center and get you started on your path to a whole new, vibrant, sober life.

We Are Passionate About Your Recovery 

The caring staff at Casa Capri’s prescription rehab center understands the unique challenges women face in the recovery process because most of our all-female team is in recovery too. We get the complex and sensitive issues you face and we’re deeply committed to your success. We promise to will walk with you, side by side, on your journey to a beautiful, purposeful, sober life.

Our structured programs support our clients as they discard limiting and destructive belief patterns and empower them to practice new, positive, healthy behaviors. With individualized treatment plans designed to treat not only the addiction but also heal underlying issues such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma, the barbiturate addiction rehab at Casa Capri gets to the heart of the matter so you can live the life you were truly meant to live. Hope is just a phone call away at 855-816-8826. A life beyond your wildest dreams is waiting for you and it starts at Casa Capri.


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