Barbiturate detoxification is necessary for anyone who has become addicted to any type of barbiturates, or “downers”. Barbiturates are one of the oldest forms of abused drugs, and patients can become addicted to their doctor-prescribed medications without even realizing it. When used in the medical field, they’re effective sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics and anticonvulsants. When used incorrectly and irresponsibly, they can cause a multitude of health problems including blood problems and liver disease.
Barbiturates have four classifications: short, ultra-short, immediate and long-acting. Barbiturates that are abused over a prolonged period of time can cause serious side effects such as: memory lapses, mood swings, depression, poor judgment, and anger. A person who abuses barbiturates may lash out at a loved one in moments of irrational excitability, become prematurely irritable, succumb to depression and dark thoughts and suffer from an unhealthy lack of sleep. If you or your loved one exhibits these types of behaviors or warning signs, seek barbiturate detox immediately.
Due to the highly addictive make-up of barbiturates and how long they last in a person’s body after they stop taking them, barbiturate detox should never be attempted by anyone on their own. The best choice for achieving a complete and safe recovery from barbiturates addiction is treatment in a quality barbiturate detox facility. Besides being your safest option, a reputable barbiturate detox center will also make the withdrawal symptoms much more comfortable and manageable, which in turn will also help you to “stay the course” of your barbiturate detox treatment. The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) maintains a continuously updated national database of barbiturate detox centers in your local area, as well as the leading recommended barbiturate detox centers in the United States and around the world. Do not attempt any rapid detox or ultra rapid detox from barbiturates.