Everything you need to know about barbiturate dependence and treatment options from Northlake.
Barbiturates are drugs used to treat anxiety, seizures, and insomnia disorders and can become highly addictive. A barbiturate is a type of drug that is a depressant for the central nervous system and often used a sedative. Barbiturates are not as commonly used today. Some common drug names are:
- Amytal (Amobartbital)
- Butisol (Butabarbital)
- Donnatal (Phenobarbital)
- Fiorecit (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine)
- Fiorinal (Butalbital/Acetaminophen/Caffeine)
- Nembutal (Pentobarbital)
- Seconal (Secobarbital)
Withdrawal from barbiturates can be a very painful and dangerous process for someone to go through. Often, barbiturate users consume other substances in addition to barbiturates such as alcohol or opioids, which increases the severity of the withdrawal.
Symptoms of barbiturate withdrawal include:
- Low body temperature
Assessment & Treatment
Obtaining a comprehensive assessment provides a full understanding of the acuity of someone’s barbiturate dependence. Before long term treatment, an individual may need to detox, which can take up to several days. Individuals with a milder barbiturate dependence can benefit from counseling sessions including group sessions and individual sessions that provide important insights and coping methods. The treatment team will be encouraging the client to AA or NA meetings during the program to give the person an extra support system.
Northlake offers several of the following types of treatments to help people with barbiturate dependence:
- Medically Monitored Detox
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Intensive Outpatient & Outpatient Treatment
- Support Groups