Barbiturates is a dangerous and addictive drug. You know heard the stories about famous people who have become addicted, like Marilyn Monroe and her overdoses. Does this panic you? Are you hesitant about going without the drug or apprehensive about getting clean? Call Addiction Detox Centers to discuss how you can get on the road to being the person you want to be.
Our inpatient treatment of barbiturates is similar to no other. We utilize a sympathetic group of doctors, therapists, specialists, attendants, authorized clinicians, and strong staff who specialize in helping you through this agonizing addiction and into recovery. From the moment you make that important call to our facility you will be taking the important step to taking your life back. At Addiction Detox Centers, our essential concern is getting you well again and we will utilize the range of treatment projects we utilize to make that a reality for you. Our staff will get to personally know you and welcome you into their family as you begin the healing process.
Barbiturate misuse and dependence is unimaginably unsafe. These narcotics hypnotics initially used to treat tension issue and sleep deprivation. Today, most clinicians utilize a much-more secure class of medications called benzodiazepines to deal with these issue; however, numerous individuals still utilize barbiturates in the city as a method for balancing the manifestations of cocaine and methamphetamines.
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Barbiturates, often referred to as “reds,” “downers,” or “yellow jackets” on the streets can provide the user with a feeling of intoxication, similar to the mellow feeling of being drunk on alcohol. Users of barbiturates report that when they use, they feel “high” but “relaxed, content, and euphoric.” They have a very narrow therapeutic-to-toxic window and their dose can provide a barbiturate abuser the feeling of being high and euphoric. Over use can lead to a coma and/or death. Barbiturates also have a high addiction potential. This means that within one month of taking the drug on a daily basis, a user’s brain is altered and the person becomes dependent upon barbiturates. If they stop taking barbiturates, life-threatening withdrawal symptoms can occur. One cannot safely stop taking barbiturates without the supervision of trained medical personal, which is necessary to prevent serious complications that include death.
We recognize the dangers of barbiturate abuse and we’re ready to medically manage detoxification and subsequent treatment so that you can stop using and start living again.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Treatment at Addiction Detox Centers
Barbiturate abuse and addiction as mentioned above, is a serious condition that totally disrupts every part of a user’s life. The withdraw is not easy and cannot be achieved without professional help. Addiction can lead to multiple adverse health consequences such as: collapsed veins, infections in the heart, abscesses, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.
Addiction to barbiturate is generally the result of many different factors. Initially someone may try barbiturate because they are curious or feel the pressure to fit in from people around them. Others may use barbiturates as a way to cope with the symptoms resulting from an undiagnosed mental health issue. At Addiction Detox Centers we will dig into the underlying reasons that drove you to the addiction in the first place and help you deal with those factors to stay clean far into the future.
You can beat your addiction with the assistance of Addiction Detox Centers. With personalized treatment plans, a safe nonjudgmental atmosphere, and well thought out discharge plan for continued treatment. Addiction Detox Centers is the optimal center for your recovery so contact us today to begin the road to recovery.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Addiction Detox Centers is dedicated to providing you with a wide variety of the best possible addiction treatments available. Our job is to provide you with a comforting environment and dedicated staff needed to overcome your addiction. We are not here to judge you, nor do we believe that you are weak in any way. Addiction is a disease and the battle to overcome it cannot be fought alone. That is why we are here – to help you fight and win that battle.
We are fully committed to you during your stay with us. We want to help alleviate the withdraw and help you reestablish the lost connections in your life. You can get back on your feet and live a life free of addiction.
If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
Types of Therapy We Use To Treat Barbiturate Addiction
Our top-notch treatment team is made up of physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, licensed clinicians, and support staff, all of whom will have a part in your recovery from addiction. The first step in barbiturate addiction recovery is to get you detoxed as fast and safely as possible. Once all substances are out of your system you can begin the therapeutic treatment process. The detoxification process includes an evaluation, stabilization, and then guidance into long-term treatment.
When you first come to us you will be evaluated to determine the types of substances in your system, other issues you may be struggling with, and any existing co-occurring disorders. After your evaluation we will work to get you through the detox process and stabilized. Often medication will be used in order to help with the uncomfortable symptoms associated with barbiturate withdrawal. Finally, once you are stabilized a treatment plan will be set up to guide you into the long-term addiction treatment program.
Generally the most effective form of treatment for barbiturate addiction is the combination of medication and therapeutic interventions. In addition to the detoxification process, medication may also be used to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms or to help manage any co-occurring disorders. Often medication use can be discontinued as an individual works through their problems and learn healthier coping strategies. You and your treatment team will determine if medication will be a part of your treatment plan.
Individual therapy which allows you to delve deep into the many problems surrounding your barbiturate addiction. These individual sessions will encourage you to address your strained relationships, discuss new coping strategies, and help you to identify triggers that may cause a barbiturate relapse. A variety of techniques will be used during individual therapy such as strengths-based counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Counseling to help you regain your feeling of empowerment and get you to recognize the strengths that already exist within you. You are the one who holds the power to turn your life around.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to point out and correct negative patterns of thinking. Once the problematic thinking is identified, you will learn how to replace those distortions and view the world in a more positive way.
Family therapy is a very important part of the treatment process here at Addiction Detox Centers. Addiction is a family disease and often family dynamics play a role in the addict’s behavior. Family sessions are used to process the feelings about living with someone who is an addict and how this addiction has impacted their lives. Sessions will also be used to educate family members about barbiturate addiction, the treatment process, and help them to learn better coping strategies to manage their own emotions. If needed, we will do what we can to set up community connections in order to help your family continue to cope with your addiction and recovery.
At Addiction Detox Centers, group therapy is a large part of our inpatient program as it is during group sessions that you are able to connect with other individuals facing similar problems. We hold educational groups which are meant to provide a better understanding of topics such as barbiturate addiction and relapse prevention. Process groups which focus on a common theme are held to allow you to work through your feelings toward your addiction and any co-occurring disorders you may have.
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
Upon the end of your inpatient treatment program a post-discharge plan will be created in order to make sure you continue your recovery after leaving our center. You may decide that a residential program is best suited for your needs, if you are not comfortable leaving the structured atmosphere of an inpatient setting. Other options may include a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). If home is where you are heading, your aftercare program will connect you to with community resources that will continue to offer the support you need in order to stay clean and sober.
If you or someone you love is struggling with barbiturate addiction, call Addiction Detox Centers for a confidential consultation. Our trained professionals will help you decide upon the appropriate next steps based on your needs.