Barbiturates are drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. They work by slowing down the central nervous system. Barbiturates can be addictive, and they can also be dangerous if they are taken in high doses.
Similar to benzodiazepines, barbiturates are a very powerful prescription medication. They are part of the sedative drug class, and are used to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizures. The use of barbiturates above a prescription dose can lead to life-threatening side effects, and this has led to fewer doctors prescribing the drug as medication.
Because they are so addictive, even those taking barbiturates for medical purposes can be at risk for developing a dependency. However, when people abuse these drugs, it typically is with other meds or illegal drugs – not by itself. Because of that, for those who are prescribed, but do not struggle with addiction to other drugs, the risk is not as high.
Maple Mountain Wellness is a leading provider of barbiturate treatment in Utah. We offer various treatment options, including inpatient and outpatient programs, to meet the needs of our clients. Our staff is experienced and compassionate, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve long-term recovery.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for barbiturate use disorder. The best treatment plan will vary depending on the individual’s needs. However, some common components of barbiturate treatment include:
Detoxification: This is the process of removing the drug from the body. It is usually done under medical supervision to help manage withdrawal symptoms.
Individual and group therapy: This helps people to understand their addiction and develop coping mechanisms for staying sober.
Medication management: This may treat co-occurring mental health disorders or help people manage withdrawal symptoms.
Life skills training: This teaches people how to live a sober life, such as how to manage their finances, find a job, and maintain relationships.
If you or someone you know struggles with a barbiturate use disorder, please contact Maple Mountain Wellness today. We can help you get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction and live a sober life.