Barbiturates are legal, powerful and habit-forming drugs prescribed for medical use. They produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system effects, such as depression, mild sedation and coma. They are used as sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, and anticonvulsants and there are a number of well-known barbiturates, including Seconal, Nembutal, and Tuinal. The primary differences between barbiturates are related to their effects. Barbiturates are classified as ultra-short, short, intermediate, and long-acting. Generally ingested as a pill, barbiturates can also be dissolved and injected.
Although barbiturates have a legitimate clinical use, they are also highly addictive and withdrawing from this class of drugs is extremely challenging without help. At Clarity Way, our inpatient barbiturate detox can help you or your loved one safely withdraw from use and learn how to reengage with a sober and satisfying lifestyle. Our barbiturate addiction treatment begins with a medically supervised detox and progresses to a customized holistic inpatient recovery program and comprehensive aftercare support. Learn more about inpatient barbiturate detox and addiction here, and find out how you can reengage with a sober, fulfilling lifestyle at Clarity Way.
The Short and Long-Term Effects of Barbiturates
Amytal, Fiorinal, Sombulex, Mebaral, Luminal, Lotusate and Thiobarbital are more commonly used barbiturates. In moderate amounts, these drugs produce a state of intoxication that is similar to that of alcohol intoxication. Symptoms can include slurred speech, loss of motor coordination, and impaired judgment. Barbiturates can also cause drowsiness, confusion, inability to concentrate, tremors, depressed pulse rate, and more. Using barbiturates can lead to addiction and dependency, especially with long-term abuse.
Barbiturate users rapidly develop both a physical and psychological tolerance over time, depending upon dose, frequency, and duration of use. With the development of a tolerance for barbiturates, users are at greater risk for overdose, as the margin of safety between an effective dose and a lethal dose narrows over time. This can lead to coma and/or death.
Barbiturate Addiction Treatment at Clarity Way
Due to the fact that barbiturates are legally prescribed to many people, it can be difficult for the user to make the decision to enter treatment. At Clarity Way, our experienced and caring therapists can help you figure out why substance abuse became a problem to begin with, as we teach you the tools you need to live without drugs in the world outside rehab. For information on the holistic, lifelong recovery you or your family member can achieve at Clarity Way, call us now at 1-877-548-4794.