Signs, Withdrawal Timeline & Treatment

Barbiturate Addiction

Content Overview: Barbiturates are a class of depressants specifically designed to affect the central nervous system that can be highly addictive. According to the FDA, barbiturates are the most commonly used sedatives in the United States. While there are a variety of barbiturates, almost of produce similar results when a person becomes addicted to them. South Coast Counseling offers a full-range of treatment options from cognitive behavioral therapy to medication management to help you overcome the core issues that lead to substance abuse and find a new life in recovery.

Many people suffer from barbiturate abuse. They can effectively be used to provide mild sedation to total anesthesia reactions. They can also be used effectively as anticonvulsants, hypnotics and anxiolytics. While they are used to treat epilepsy, acute migraines and cluster headaches, they are sometimes abused or used improperly.

Barbiturates can be highly addictive. When used regularly, you can build up a tolerance to the drugs and then their withdrawal can actually produce some symptoms that are potentially fatal, actually it has one of the most dangerous withdrawals of any known addictive substance.  Anyone suffering from drug abuse should seek professional help as quickly as possible.

South Coast Counseling offers professional rehab services for those suffering from such addictions. Sometimes clients have more than one addiction issue, such as barbiturates and alcohol abuse. Our individualized treatment plans focus on your personal needs and your particular addictions.


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Barbiturate Addiction



loud noises can increase aggitation.


issues such as slowed breathing.


changes including an increase or decrease.


typically an increased sensitivity to pain.

Facts About Barbiturate Addiction

deaths attributed to Barbiturates last year.
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of high school students say they have recreationally used Barbiturates once in their life.
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of deaths in any given year can be related to Barbiturates.

Know the Signs of Barbiturate Overdose & Get Help Today

A drug overdose can be fatal and can have severe symptoms such as incoordination, faulty judgment, slow speech, shallow breathing, drowsiness, staggering and difficulty in thinking. If you think a loved one has overdosed on barbiturates, you should call for help immediately. The individual needs to be transported to the nearest emergency room as quickly as possible.

If you are concerned about a loved one’s addiction, or even your own use, you need to make a call to us today. We will help you regain control of your life and overcome your problems. We offer both, inpatient drug treatment and outpatient rehab.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late.

South Coast Counseling has over 50 years of experience treating those who suffer from drug addiction & mental illness. Don’t become another statistic, get help now.

115 Americans Die Everyday from Drug Addiction.

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