Barbiturates Addiction Treatment

A review of the BEST TREATMENT for overcoming ADDICTION TO BARBITUATES. Find out how to become addiction free with the help of treatment. Plus, advice on how to help a loved one. More here.

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Quit Barbiturates … For Good!

Feel as if you are losing control over your drug use?

Are barbiturates creating wreckage and ruin in your life?

Treatment can help. Just as with any other chronic disease, barbiturate addiction can be managed successfully. In fact, addiction is a medical condition ~ it is treated medically!

Treatment can help you counteract the disruptive effects of barbiturates on your brain and behavior. More here on the best practices in addiction treatment, with a section at the end for your questions. We try to respond to all legitimate questions with a personal, prompt reply.


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Are Barbiturates Addictive?

Yes, barbiturates are highly addictive.

Barbiturates are an older class of central nervous system depressants. Most people become addicted after taking them for legitimate reasons. Others purchase barbiturates on the black market and abuse them as recreational drugs, which is another possible route to addiction.

While many conditions once treated with these prescriptions are now treated with other drugs, any illegal use and/or abuse may lead to devastating consequences. Those addicted to barbiturates may experience work, home, or school problems. In order to learn more about the true signs of addiction, call our confidential drug hotline FOR FREE.

How do you get addicted?

Barbiturate drugs work by depressing the central nervous system. In modern time, these drug can be given during surgery for sedation or as anticonvulsants. They can also be used for various purposes such as:

  • treating anxiety
  • addressing insomnia
  • lessening seizure activity

Common to all psychoactive drugs, there are some main characteristics of addiction. A person typically gets addicted when s/he begins to prioritize drug use over other activities, and can no longer control drug use. Usually, the drug-of-choice is highly effective, and provides a sense of well-being, or emotional calm for a person. Furthermore, addiction can happen quickly or slowly. What is one day a fun pasttime can become an obsession…a way to cope in the world.

Barbiturates addiction can be recognized by the following signs and symptoms:

1. Continuing to use barbiturates, even after knowing they negatively affect your life and health.
2. Developing tolerance, meaning a needed increased in quantity or dosing in order to achieve the initial drug effect.
3. Experiencing strong cravings after attempting to quit barbiturates.
4. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when barbiturates use is stopped, or reduced.
5. Failed attempts to stop or cut down using barbiturates.
6. Increasing your amounts of barbiturates (ab)use over time.
7. Spending more and more time using barbiturates and avoiding work, school, family, and other responsibilities.

Noticed any of the mentioned changes in your behavior lately? If the answer is YES don’t panic. Treatment can get you back on track. Call us for help locating an addiction treatment program.

Are you in denial? Keep Reading…

That’s OK. We understand.

Denial is the cardinal feature of addiction and the reason why many people do not enter treatment. But denial and resistance are not personal traits, they are states during which addicts are unable to perceive the presence of an addiction issue due to their lack of objectivity. People addicted to drugs believe that barbiturates are helping them avoid and escape their problems.

Denial only keeps you trapped into repeated drug abuse. You don’t want to continue destroying your life and cause harm to those around you, do you? You can either take control over your addiction or let it control you. Do not wait until it becomes too late Call NOW for rehab options.

Safely Breaking Free From Barbiturate Addiction

Q: What is the safest way to quit Barbiturates?
A: Find a treatment program that best suits your needs.

Addiction treatments cannot be standardized for all. This is because each individual experiences and responds to addiction differently. Given the fact that a single approach may not be appropriate for all addicted individuals, treatment plans should be unique for each case. It is very important that treatment goals are determined collaboratively between you and your doctor. The basic choices of treatment modalities you can pick from include:

Residential (inpatient) treatment programs are most suitable for individuals with a more severe addictive state, those who require 24 hour a day care and a highly structured treatment episodes. Inpatient treatment programs can greatly help addicted individuals who live in a surrounding with high level of stress and those surrounded by triggering situations.

Non-residential (outpatient) treatment programs can work for those who need treatment but are unable to leave their job and/or their children. Non-residential addiction programs offer flexibility but their effectiveness is considered limited. Barbiturate addiction is a serious disorder which often times requires medical and psychological services that these programs do not provide.

Program lengths (30–60-90 DAYs) can vary. The required minimum time spent in addiction treatment is 30 days. However, 60 and 90 day programs offer significantly higher success rates as they allow more time for physical and psychological stabilization, therapy, and education.

Therapies and amenities included in your treatment differ according to your needs. However, most reputable rehabs offer the following core services:

  • Counselling and drug testing
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Group recovery meetings (12-step)
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Medically assisted detoxification
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders may be requires. The majority of people addicted to barbituates have underlying psychiatric problems that need to be addressed as issues separated from the substance use problem. These issues can be addressed in psychotherapy, during which professional counselors teach you how to relax and set realistic goals.

What Happens When You Call Our Hotline?

Fighting a crisis with Barbiturates dependence? Want to get rid of your addiction?
It’s critical that you reach out for help.
We can assist you, just dial us.

Our services are:


Many people are scared of calling a hotline as they aren’t sure what will happen if they do call. This fear might keep you away from taking some action on your addiction. Understanding what happens when you call a barbiturate hotline can ease your worries.

When you CALL US, we’ll listen and respond your needs right away. Our staff are completely focused on providing you with the information you are seeking. One of the unique attributes of an addiction hotline is the ability to make you feel comfortable, safe and private while discussing your personal situation. In other words, you’ll feel that you are dealing with a friend who genuinely wants to help you.

Hotline staffers who answer the phone know how to listen. They understand what you are going through and will offer strategies and information about treatment services that can best help you. You can talk openly with them about:

What problems are you experiencing as a result of drugs or alcohol?
When did you problems with barbiturates begin?
How long has the addiction problem present?
What triggers your desire to use?
What previous attempts have you made to stop?
How successful were these previous attempts and what caused you to start again?

Our hotline staff will spend as much time with you as you need to help you find a suitable treatment option.

Stages of Barbiturate Addiction Treatment

Let’s say that you decide to enter treatment.

Hooray! Good for you.

What can you expect next? Here, we’ll review the four (4) main stages of addiction treatment and what happens during each.

FIRST STAGE: Evaluation and assessment.

Upon your arrival at the facility, rehab staff – usually a licensed psychologist, medical doctor, or licensed addiction technician – will ask you some information in order to create an appropriate treatment plan and determine specific recovery goals. During assessment your doctor/addiction counselor will:

  • Ask you about basic demographic and drug-history information.
  • Provide you with a diagnosis.
  • Identify general strengths and problem areas associated with your case.
  • Evaluate co-occurring and mental health problems.

SECOND STAGE: Medical Detox.

The next focus of treatment is to stabilize your acute medical and psychiatric condition. This helps ensure your safety and prepares you for ongoing addiction treatment. Detoxification is a procedure during which barbiturates are safely eliminated from your body. Medical detox can help you manage the symptoms of acute withdrawal from barbiturates in a controlled environment. The benefits of a medically assisted detox are:

  • physical comfort due to the safe surrounding of detox clinics
  • eliminated health risks due to the assistance of trained professionals
  • emotional or psychological support in your time of need

THIRD STAGE: Treatment + Therapy.

In addition to providing a safe and drug-free environment in which to recover, residential treatment programs mainly provide psychotherapy and behavioral therapies to help you get to the root causes of your addiction. Treatment staff want to help you adopt new behaviors that don’t involve depressants (ab)use any longer. Typical therapies may include:

  • Psycho-Education sessions
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual and Group Therapy sessions
  • Nutritional Counseling and wellness activities
  • Psychotherapy and Behavioral Therapies
  • Thorough planning for aftercare programs

…and other supportive services.

FOURTH STAGE: Aftercare and Relapse Prevention.

Recovery is a lifelong commitment. This is why treatment continues even after you leave residency. Examples of an aftercare plan can include sober living, ongoing counseling, support group attendance, and rehab alumni activities. The bottom line is this: Aftercare and relapse prevention are essential elements of the recovery process and can increase your chances of long-term success.

Now that you are familiar with the stages of Barbiturates addiction treatment why struggle and torment yourself any longer when help is so close. Call and talk to a trained counselor to locate an addiction treatment facility that best answers your needs. We are 24/7 available.

Fear of Barbiturate Withdrawal?

Fear of withdrawal symptoms SHOULD NOT get in the way of your successful recovery.

Look at it this way.

Withdrawal symptoms arise as the body’s natural respond to the absence of chronic substance abuse. This is so, because long-term abuse of depressants creates physical dependence (adjustment to the presence of these prescriptions in the system). Drug dependence makes it harder for people to give up these drugs…but medical treatments have been developed to help ease the process. In fact, the medical management of the following withdrawal symptoms can lessen the severity and/or intensity of:

  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • convulsions
  • dangerously high fevers
  • delirium
  • hallucinations
  • nausea and vomiting
  • seizures
  • sleep disturbances
  • tremors
  • weakness

NOTE HERE: Barbiturate withdrawal treatment should be done gradually under a doctor’s care, preferably in an inpatient treatment facility. Individuals are primarily adapted to gradual decreases in their dosage before being completely weaned. Withdrawal process requires constant medical monitoring.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: Abrupt withdrawal from barbiturates can end FATALLY.

If you are addicted to barbiturates, it’s vital to seek help from a certified rehab center so that a medical professional can help you safely and effectively come down from barbiturates. Once weaned, you should continue with psychological treatment and counselling to maintain a drug-free state. This way, you can address any underlying issues that fed your addiction…and recover for good!

To receive medical support from professionals CALL NOW.

Mental Health Disorders + Barbiturate Addiction?

Addiction to barbiturates negatively influences your mental health. In many cases, those suffering from a metal heath disorder, or a personality disorders are about twice as likely to use and abuse barbiturates and other psychoactive substances. One of the most common underlying reasons why people turn to barbiturates is because they are self-medicating issues such as:

  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Substance Abuse

When addiction is associated with, aggravating, or causing mental health problems, then it is a part of a dual diagnosis and an appropriate treatment program is required. For professional help, call us we are always ready to help you. Our trained staff can answer your questions and help you decide on treatment that is right for you!

You Can – And Will – Get Better!

The good news is that with the right course of treatment, strong support network and continued care you can manage both conditions successfully. Here are some therapies that may apply to you:


Dual-diagnosis recovery centers often include medications in combination with another type of therapy.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This type of therapy has the goal of reducing self-harming behaviors that often accompany mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Integrated Group Therapy (IGT)

Addresses and treats addiction and mental health illnesses at the same time. You get to learn how to work with others in a safe and emotionally protected environment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of psychotherapy is based on principles of learning and behavior change. The main goal is to teach you how to minimize problematic beliefs, behaviors and develop healthier thinking and behavior patterns to sustain sobriety.

Individual Psychotherapy (IP)

This type of therapy identifies and treats behaviors related to drug abuse and/or particular behavioral or mental health problems.

Luxury and Executive Barbiturate Treatment Centers

Trapped in the web of addiction but cannot leave your career and business obligations?

If you have responsibilities that cannot be put on hold, then a luxury or executive program may be just what you are looking for.

The key advantage of these programs is the opportunity to work on your addiction issues while remaining active in your professional engagements via email, phone, and Skype. These facilities make arrangements for executives to attend important functions outside residency accompanied by a discrete chaperone.

Barbiturate executive rehab programs can best answer the needs of:

  • Business Leaders
  • C-Suite Execs
  • Lawyers
  • Medical Doctors
  • Pilots
  • Other Industry Specific Professionals

These addiction rehab centers offer the following amenities:

  • 100% privacy and confidentiality
  • additional amenities such as swimming, massage, acupuncture, or spa treatments
  • customized cuisine
  • holistic treatment programs led by highly qualified professionals
  • large bedroom spaces

Seeking an executive Barbiturate drug rehab? CALL to find one.

How to Help a Loved one with Barbiturate Addiction

Reaching out to an addicted loved one is not easy. Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that won’t go away on its own. YOU can make a difference in the life of your addicted loved one and help him/her find the appropriate care and treatment he/she needs.

But the language of helping can be tricky. The main idea is that you cannot force anyone to get better. They will need to decide and choose treatment FOR THEMSELVES. So, what can you say? The following examples may come handy when you are out of ideas what to say:

“It really is up to you to decide to make this change.”
“No one else can do it for you.”
“No one else can make you go to rehab.”

Additionally, you can recommend a peer support for a loved one such as: Narcotics Anonymous (NA), SMART Recovery, or drug addiction support groups. These groups provide hope, support, and exposure to stable recovery. The experience of being a part of a sober fellowship combined with mutual support are very beneficial for those struggling with a barbiturate addiction.

REMEMBER: It is not appropriate or recommended that you attempt to provide therapy or counselng with someone facing a drug problem. Don’t do it alone! Instead, find a professional for your loved one to talk to and/or look into the CRAFT Model of family training.

For more advice on helping a Barbiturate addict recover CALL US NOW. Questions we typically ask include:

Which substance/drug does the person abuse?
What other drugs or alcohol do you think they’re using?
How do they abuse barbiturates (orally, snorting, smoking, injecting)?
How long do you suspect your loved one has been using?
How long has your loved one manifested signs of addiction?
How much can your loved one afford to pay for treatment?
Could you (and/or other close family members) cover your loved one costs of treatment?
Does your loved one suffer from any mental, behavioral, or co-occurring disorders?

Ongoing Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Once discharged, rebuilding a new life after rehab can be quite challenging. Why?  It’s common to relapse back into old patterns within the first few months post-treatment. This is why relapse prevention should be integrated in your discharge process.

Relapse prevention techniques for barbiturate addiction should involve:

  • Coaching in addressing slips
  • Developing a productive lifestyle
  • Developing an escape plan for stressful situations
  • Education on high-risk situations
  • Learning about the relapse process
  • Training in identifying warning signs and high-risk situations

This is a long task list, which is why aftercare help extends into the weeks and months that follow formal treatment. You can receive this ongoing support in the form of:

  1. Alumni support activities
  2. Other support groups
  3. Touch-up counselling.

These elements will help you stay involved with the sobriety community, and prompt you to continue to work on your recovery, so they won’t slip back into destructive habits.

Ready to become independent again? Call toll free to speak with an addiction recovery specialist.

Reference Sources: NCBI: What is barbiturate dependence and who is at risk?
NCBI: Barbiturate abuse and addiction and their relationship to alcohol and alcoholism
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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