Barbiturate Detox Treatment: First Step to Recovery

The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Barbiturate Detox

female therapist takes notes while male patient talks to her in a barbiturates detox centerBreaking Barbiturate addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:

  • Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
  • A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication therapy to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
  • Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi, and personal massage.

Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.

I would like to say to all the staff at Gallus Detox, Thanks for making my stay with you a pleasant experience. The top-notch staff made me feel at home…” – Read detox patient testimonials: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.

What Are Barbiturates?

Barbiturates (also known as Barbs, Downers, or Goofballs) are highly addictive and dangerous drugs that can cause both physical and psychological dependence. They are commonly misused and have serious potential for overdose. Interestingly, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland both died of a barbiturate overdose. The drug reduces the function and activity of the central nervous system and, therefore, even small doses of the drug may result in unconsciousness or death.

In the medical field, Barbiturates may serve as hypnotics, anesthetics, sedatives, or anticonvulsants. If used incorrectly or irresponsibly, they can lead to a multitude of health problems, ranging from blood disorders to liver disease. Due to their highly-addictive nature, they are seldom prescribed today.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Bartiturates Abuse

Barbiturates that are abused over an extended period of time will lead to severe side effects, including:

  • Mood swings
  • Hostility
  • Memory lapses
  • Slurred speech
  • Shallow breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Self-injury
  • Depression
  • Poor judgment
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Impotence

In addition, Barbiturates are known to exacerbate existing behavioral problems. It is also important to know that using the drug in combination with alcohol or other chemical substances is extremely dangerous and can cause severe damage.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Barbiturates Abuse

Barbiturate users can develop an increased tolerance for the drug and require a higher and higher dosage. In fact, constantly seeking and using the drug may become the primary focus in life. What’s more, there may be only a slight difference between a safe dosage and the dosage that results in death.

Another issue to keep in mind is barbiturate withdrawal can be potentially life-threatening. Withdrawal symptoms may appear within a few hours after the last time the drug is taken. The symptoms can range from restlessness to higher levels of anxiety to convulsions. Sudden death may occur, which remains one of the major concerns associated with the withdrawal process. Individuals who are addicted to Barbiturates should never attempt to stop using the drug without a medically-supervised, safe detox program. Finding the right Barbiturate detox method can mean the difference between life and death. Barbiturate withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Delirium
  • Cardiovascular collapse
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicide
  • Seizures
  • Other disturbing conditions.

Barbiturate detoxification can take up to 14 days before the physical withdrawal symptoms begin to subside, and it may take significantly longer to lessen the psychological dependence on the drug. That’s when we urge barbiturate users to consider long-term counseling or therapy and can help you find a facility to continue your recovery after you complete the detox phase

If you or your loved one are suffering from Barbiturate abuse and need help, please call us at 888.228.9114 to discuss whether our customized Barbiturate drug detox treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Medical Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.