Are you addicted to barbiturates? Barbiturates are a class of sedative prescription drugs known chemically as Phenobarbital, Secobarbital, Tunial, and Amobarbital, among other names. Street names for barbiturates include “purple hearts”, “downers”, “Mexican yellows” and “barbs”. Moreover, these drugs have the same dangers for dependency and overdose as other prescription drugs and are part of the massive global epidemic of Rx drug addiction. Barbiturate addiction is, like other prescription drug addictions, a widespread and serious problem in America. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans age 12 and older, 2.4% of the population, misused barbiturates in 2018. Luckily, Gallus Detox offers barbiturate detox for those with a barbiturate addiction. Read our patient testimonials to see what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.
Are You Addicted to Barbiturates’ Effects?
Hypnotics and sedatives are effective by suppressing the central nervous system. The effects of barbiturates may last from a few hours to a few days, depending on the type of drug. Additionally, the most common method of use is in pill form; however some people inject the drug into a muscle or vein. Barbiturate abuse may result in the following side effects:
- Slurred speech
- Impaired movement/judgment
- Shallow breathing
- Loss of memory
- Mood swings/Hostility
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
Healthcare professionals warn that taking even small amounts of the drug can result in loss of consciousness and may result in coma or death. Additionally, it is important to note that barbiturate addiction can occur in as little as one month of chronic use.
Reasons People Become Addicted to Barbiturates
Although another class of drug – benzodiazepine – has for the most part replaced barbiturate use in the medical profession; there has been an increase in the use of barbs over the last ten years among high school students. The drug’s appeal rests in the ability to “come down” from stimulating drugs such as cocaine and meth. However, the danger lies in the fact that these young drug users do not understand the serious health risks associated with barbiturate abuse. Doctors strongly encourage anyone wanting to quit taking barbiturates to seek help through a professional detox facility as withdrawal can be life threatening.
Withdrawal Signs and Symptoms
Depending on the severity of drug abuse, withdrawal from barbiturates may begin with a few hours after the time it was used and may include:
- Cardiac arrest/death
Are You Addicted To Barbiturates? Detox with Gallus Detox Centers
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse and ready to get your life back, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Our IV therapy medical detox is the safest and most comfortable method for detoxing from alcohol and drugs. We will also help you plan for your continued recovery whether entering a rehab facility, a 12-step program, a non-12 step program or additional counseling. Other programs Gallus offers include:
Worried about paying for barbiturate detox? Don’t be! Gallus Detox accepts coverage from a number of insurance companies. Are you addicted to barbiturates? Don’t let money stop you from getting the barbiturate detox you need. Gallus Detox accepts insurance companies including:
- AETNA Insurance for Drug Detox
- Cigna Health Insurance Coverage
- Cosmic Insurance
- Multiplan Health Insurance Coverage
- MultiPlan Insurance
- Tricare Insurance (Out-of-network)
- UnitedHealthcare Insurance for Drug Detox
Contact Gallus Medical Detox Centers online or call us at 888.228.9114 today! We will help you plan for your continued recovery whether entering a rehab facility, a 12-step program, a non-12 step program or additional counseling.