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Barbiturate Addiction Treatment

Treatment for Barbiturate Addiction at Present Moments in San Diego

Barbiturates are drugs that slow down the central nervous system and brain functioning. They target GABA receptors, which slows brain activity in a manner similar to benzodiazepines. This process reduces excitability. Therefore, as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) slows the brain’s functioning.

As a result, barbiturates make users feel peaceful, at ease, and sedated. Compared to benzodiazepines, barbiturates are considerably riskier and have more pronounced side effects. Doctors don’t like to prescribe barbiturates because of these hazards.

The drugs may, in extremely rare circumstances, be prescribed to treat epilepsy, migraine headaches, and a few other diseases. Doctors now typically recommend different medicines. Some people develop an addiction quite rapidly. Therefore, it can be difficult to quit using these medicines making withdrawal a challenge.

Options for Treating the Symptoms of Barbiturate Addiction

People who are addicted to barbiturates frequently need professional intervention. When a person admits they have a problem with substance misuse or addiction, they can start looking at inpatient alternatives.

This is where Present Moments in San Diego can help. With our innovative, all-inclusive treatment approach (detox, counseling, and aftercare), we can help people suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) get their life back on track.

Present Moments offers options for both inpatient and outpatient addiction therapy.

To assist patients in avoiding a relapse once treatment is over, Presents Moments in San Diego, as indicated, includes an in-depth aftercare program. Depending on the severity of the addiction and based on underlying mental health concerns, Present Moments gears this part of the process toward ongoing help and assistance.

Detox From Barbiturates

Any approach for treating a barbiturate addiction must include a medical detox.  Definitively, withdrawal is a form of shock that happens when the use of a barbiturate medicine is stopped. Detox is necessary as a withdrawal can be dangerous or even fatal without intervention.

In some situations, seizures may occur. That is why Present Moments in San Diego works toward making detox as comfortable and safe as possible. Our medical team’s mission is to keep patients secure and comfortable throughout this part of the therapy.

We support the use of prescribed drugs for the treatment of emotional and physical ailments during this initial phase. This makes it possible for a patient to smoothly exit detox so they can move onto counseling and similar therapies.

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Barbiturate Withdrawal Symptoms

Because barbiturates produce physical and psychological dependence, a withdrawal syndrome, which is usually experienced two to four days, after stopping the drug may include the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Dizziness

Therefore, getting help for an addiction must be undertaken through medical intervention and care - the kind of individualized care that Present Moments in San Diego features in its drug rehab treatment programs.

Rehabilitation at Present Moments in San Diego

When selecting a barbiturate recovery program, special considerations must be made. Because psychological illnesses are more prevalent in those who suffer from barbiturate addiction, we also feature programs that treat a co-occurring mental health issue at the same time.

Also, barbiturates are frequently abused in conjunction with other drugs. For instance, many people use barbiturates to wean themselves off of stimulants. Therefore, any polysubstance addiction may be addressed in a program that treats a barbiturate substance abuse disorder. Polysubstance abuse defines the use of two or more drugs intentionally or unintentionally.

Present Moments in San Diego Places a Priority on Safe and Continued Rehab

Barbiturates are extremely unsafe and harmful substances that frequently result in overdoses. That is why, if you have an SUD and are addicted to barbiturates, you should seek professional addiction treatment.


Barbiturate inpatient care at Present Moments is one choice. The typical length of an inpatient rehab stay is 30 days to 90 days. We prepare you for therapy by first making a diagnosis so we can plan an individualized treatment plan.

We manage patients with barbiturate addictions, who may have complicating mental health difficulties or polysubstance use problems as well.

Outpatient Rehabilitation for Barbiturates

Comprehensive therapy and various treatment modalities are included in an outpatient barbiturate rehab program. In contrast, outpatient rehab allows patients to work and receive therapy, or do so while remaining in their homes. Someone with a moderate addiction or individuals who have not been exposed to rehab may benefit from this offering.

An outpatient program, however, will not remove the triggers that can lead to a continued drug dependency. Therefore, the choice you make for recovery will be based on the degree you’re addicted and how  you can manage psychologically and emotionally.

Choosing Barbiturate Treatment at Present Moments in San Diego

Choosing a barbiturate treatment facility involves considering a variety of distinct factors. For instance, location and price are crucial considerations. While many people opt to leave their homes for rehabilitation, others might feel more at ease living close to a facility.

The program's duration and treatments are other factors.

Addiction is an illness that can impact both behavior and brain functioning. Therefore, the treatment you receive must be individualized. At Present Moments, we address the person, not just the addiction.

Addiction vs Abuse: The Difference

Addiction is not the same as the abuse of barbiturates, although people regularly use the terms interchangeably

When someone uses barbiturates contrary to approved medical advice, they are abusing the drug. This continued misuse of the barbiturates leads to an addiction. In turn, an illness develops. When an addiction develops, the user continues to use the drug, even though they’re aware of its negative side effects.

Warnings that You May Have an Addiction to Barbiturates

Signs of a substance use disorder or addiction include the following:

  • Compulsive use of a drug
  • Attempting to obtain increasingly amounts of barbiturates
  • Intense drug cravings
  • Poor performance on the job or at school
  • A lack of self-control or judgment
  • Personal and professional relationship problems
  • Financial and legal difficulties
  • Changes in appearance or hygiene
  • Tolerance of the drug
  • Failed attempts to stop using the drug

If you continue to use the drug, you can develop heart, liver, or central nervous system damage, seizures, and problems with cognitive functioning.

Contact Present Moments in San Diego - Take the First Step Toward Recovery

Are you or a loved one battling an addiction to barbiturates? If so, Present Moments in San Diego can help. Contact us today and get your life back on track. Learn more about recovery today.

Get in Touch with Our Caring Team

We are waiting for your call. Don’t hesitate, pick up the phone and dial 619-363-4767 today.

Your first call will be greeted by one of our intake counselors who will be able to provide information on what program would be appropriate for your situation, as well as information about the process of getting treatment at our facility, if appropriate.

If Present Moments is the right fit for your current situation you will be speaking to Admissions Director Mark Gladden, who will be your guide throughout the process of arranging travel and undergoing an initial detox (if necessary). Mark has been the guide for dozens of men and women who have gotten their lives back by entering treatment at Present Moments. He has earned his reputation as being truly dedicated to the recovery of others. Mark will be the one to ‘show you the ropes’ when it comes to admitting to our facility for treatment

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