There are many substances of abuse that have a profound impact on those who use them, and not in a good way. Barbiturates are one of them. The use of barbiturates can lead to dependency, which has the potential to lead to addiction. This is due in large part to the withdrawal symptoms a person might feel coming off of barbiturates.

Those who struggle with barbiturate abuse and are dependent or addicted to the drug may require treatment. This may mean different treatment for different individuals. For some, it may mean staying in a detox center for a prolonged amount of time. This all depends on the case at hand.

What Are Barbiturates?

Barbiturates are a highly addictive central nervous system depressant, and those who use them, whether it be for a long time or a short time, could become dependent. Barbiturates nudge a person closer and closer to dependency each time they use them. Because of this, if a person stops taking them cold turkey, they could experience some undesirable withdrawal symptoms. Some of these could even be life-threatening in some circumstances.

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Why Do People Use Barbiturates?

People abuse barbiturates for a variety of reasons. Some people use them to self-medicate for anxiety or insomnia, while others use them recreationally to achieve a “high.” Barbiturates are also sometimes used as a way to cope with stress or trauma. Sometimes they’re prescribed to help a person sleep. Due to the powerfulness of these types of drugs, dependency and addiction can commonly occur.

At Discovery Institute in New Jersey, our addiction treatment center specializes in helping people overcome their dependence on barbiturates. We offer a variety of evidence-based therapies and services that are designed to help people recover from addiction and build a foundation for long-term sobriety.

How Do People Become Addicted to Barbiturates?

People can become addicted to barbiturates for several reasons. For some people, taking barbiturates can help them to cope with anxiety or insomnia. Others may use barbiturates recreationally, seeking out the drugs for their sedative effects. Regardless of the reason for taking or abusing them, barbiturates are highly addictive. Barbiturate addiction is a serious problem that requires professional treatment.

People who become addicted to barbiturates usually undergo detoxification as the first treatment. This process can be difficult and uncomfortable, but it is important to break the body’s dependence on the drug. After detoxification, people may enter into a rehabilitation program to help them recover from their addiction. Rehabilitation programs may include therapy, counseling, and support groups. With treatment, people can recover from a barbiturate addiction and lead healthy, drug-free lives.

Barbiturate Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

There are many treatment options available at Discovery Institute in New Jersey for those struggling with Barbiturate abuse. However, when someone is suffering from an addiction to barbiturates, the treatment has to be unique to the needs of the individual as well as treat the symptoms associated with withdrawal. Some forms of treatment include the following:

What is Residential Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a type of mental health care in which people stay at a hospital or other facility for a set time to receive intensive care. During their stay, patients receive around-the-clock treatment from a team of doctors and other professionals who specialize in mental health care. The goal of inpatient treatment is to provide people with the tools they need to manage their mental health symptoms so they can eventually return to their everyday lives.

Inpatient treatment typically lasts for weeks or months, depending on each person’s individual needs. During this time, patients will participate in various therapies and activities that are designed to help them cope with their mental health symptoms. Inpatient treatment can be an effective way to get people the help they need to manage their mental health.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment is a type of care that allows patients to receive treatment while living at home or in another type of residence, rather than staying in a hospital or other medical facility. While outpatient treatment can be used for a variety of different conditions and disorders, it is most commonly used for addiction recovery.

Outpatient treatment programs typically require patients to attend regular therapy sessions and counseling appointments, and may also require them to participate in group therapy or support groups. Patients in outpatient treatment may also be prescribed medication to help manage their condition.

This level of care is often seen as a step down from inpatient treatment, which is when patients stay in a hospital or other medical facility for care. However, outpatient treatment can be just as effective as inpatient treatment, and may even be more so for some patients.

Outpatient treatment is often less expensive than inpatient treatment, and it allows patients to continue working or going to school while they receive care. It also allows patients to live at home with their families and friends, which can be a big help in recovery.

This level of care is not for everyone, however, some patients may need the structure and support of an inpatient facility, and some may not be able to afford the cost of outpatient care. But for those who can benefit from it, outpatient treatment can be a great option.

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What is Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medically-assisted treatment (MAT) is the process of ridding the body of toxins with the help of medical professionals. This can be done through a variety of methods, but typically involves the use of medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms and make the detox process more comfortable. Medically assisted detox is a great resource for those who suffer from severe withdrawal to the point that treatment is uncomfortable.

Discover Sobriety Today

Addiction treatment is not an easy process to undergo. There are a whole lot of variables and unknowns. This makes it difficult to know which options are best for you. Luckily, at Discovery New Jersey, we want to treat those who walk through our facility on an individual basis. This allows the timeline and treatment to be exclusive to them so that they have the best chance at long-term recovery success.

If you or someone you love is struggling with barbiturate addiction, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our program; we are available to help.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Joseph N. Ranieris D.O.

Dr. Joseph Ranieri D.O. earned his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1981 and His Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Certification.