Charlotte Barbiturate Detox
Sobriety Support for Adults & Teenagers
Barbiturates are a type of sedative that used to be prescribed as an antianxiety medication, as well as to manage seizures and insomnia. However, today, safer and less addictive medications are prescribed instead. Barbiturates are considered controlled substances, as they hold the potential to be abused. While they’re not as prevalent today, people can still get access to barbiturates, including teenagers who may become addicted to prescriptions belonging to their parents or grandparents.
If you’re addicted to barbiturates, we can help. At Freedom Detox, our Charlotte staff is committed to providing the best service possible to our clients undergoing detoxification in order to stop their dependence on drugs. Barbiturates can have a negative impact on lives, and overdose is always a possibility.
Types of Barbiturates & Effects
Barbiturates are known as depressants and they calm the mind, often inducing sleep. When taken in copious doses and abused, however, they can produce a variety of symptoms that can be dangerous.
Common types of barbiturates that are abused include:
- Fiorinal (butalbital)
- Butisol (butabarbital)
- Seconal (secobarbital)
- Luminal (phenobarbital)
- Brevital (methohexital)
Those who abuse barbiturates because they desire the psychoactive effects can quickly develop a dependency, meaning their bodies adapt to the drug, requiring them to increase their dosage in order to feel the same effects. Many barbiturate addicts also take the drug with alcohol, narcotic painkillers, and even stimulants, which creates even more of a health risk.
Common symptoms associated with barbiturate abuse include:
- Slurred speech
- Sedation or drowsiness
- Impaired judgment
- Reduced inhibition
- Lack of coordination and frequent falls
When individuals become addicted to barbiturates, like many other drug addicts, they slowly lose the ability to function socially. They may lose their jobs due to missing work or being high at work, they lose interest in hobbies because all they can think about is taking barbiturates, and their relationships can become strained. Barbiturate abuse affects your physical health as well as your mental stability.
Freedom Detox is here to help you realize that there’s a way you can get your old life back. By detoxing in our facility and considering our aftercare options, you’ll be able to use what you’ve learned in order to reclaim your relationships and life.
Approximately 50% of high school seniors admitted to abusing prescription medications in 2013, and 5% of these admitted to abusing sedatives, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Many teenagers gain access to sedatives like barbiturates by stealing prescriptions from their parents, their friends’ parents, or their grandparents.
Sedatives are attractive to younger people because of the effects that mimic those of alcohol, and because they’re more easily attainable. However, barbiturates can be especially dangerous to teenagers, who are still developing emotionally. The side effects might enable teenagers to be more prone to risky behaviors later in life.
If your teenager is addicted to barbiturates, we have personalized treatment options for younger people. We treat all our clients with respect, regardless of age, and work to ensure that everyone feels welcome.
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