What Are Barbiturates? – How Do You Overcome Barbiturate Addiction?

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What Are Barbiturates? – How Do You Overcome Barbiturate Addiction?

How Do You Overcome Barbiturate Addiction - Avalon Malibu Rehab

Barbiturates act as a depressant to the central nervous system and are sometimes used for sedation/anesthesia in surgery, seizures or to treat insomnia for the short-term.

Unfortunately, street use of barbiturates has been a concern for some time.

Barbiturate Addiction – What Are The Risks?

There are many risks associated with their use including:

  • Bleeding Sores On and In The Mouth
  • Body Aches
  • Skin Problems
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • Addiction
  • and More

The risk of addiction to barbiturates is great due to the relaxed high the drug causes in those who use it. The brain begins to crave that relaxed state, quickly builds up a tolerance and causes the user to search for the next high. Each person will react to the substance (and amounts) differently, making overdose and death possible.

Signs Of Barbiturate Addiction

If you feel that you or a loved one is suffering from barbiturate addiction, there are a few physical and mental signs to look for. Some of the signs include:

  • Difficulty Thinking
  • Poor Judgment
  • Slow Speech
  • Difficulty Walking

More severe signs of addiction include:

  • Shallow Breathing
  • Even Slipping Into a Coma

Addiction to these types of drugs is not uncommon as the brain can easily become addicted to the euphoric feeling brought on by their use.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Barbiturates

Prolonged use of barbiturates can make overcoming addiction especially difficult. For many patients recovering from barbiturate addiction the withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and often painful. The withdrawal symptoms that many patients may experience include:

  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Barbiturate Addiction Treatment

While overcoming barbiturate addiction, you should be closely monitored by medical professionals. The Cottage House at Avalon Malibu is designed to offer a safe haven for those in barbiturate addiction treatment.

Upon entering our treatment program we will evaluate your overall health, including mental health and your addiction. We will then create a customized addiction treatment plan that focuses you your individual situation and plan.

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