Barbiturate Addiction & Detox Treatment

Our barbiturate addiction treatment program at Avatar provides various drug detox treatments, specialty therapies, and customized treatment programs to assist individuals in alleviating withdrawal symptoms, overcome their barbiturate addiction and place them on a path to an addiction-free life.

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What is Barbiturate Addiction in NJ?

Barbiturates were schedule II drugs commonly prescribed as a sedative for anxiety, seizures, migraines, and insomnia. They are a class of sedative-hypnotic drugs. Although many people feel these are drugs of the ’60s and ’70s, Barbiturates are still prescribed. Since they are highly addictive, once introduced, they quickly became recreational drugs.
Most barbiturates aren’t harmful when taken as prescribed, but excessive amounts or combining Barbiturates with other drugs or alcohol creates a dangerous experience. Some of the common Barbiturates still prescribed today are Phenobarbital, Secobarbital, Amobarbital, and Nembutal.

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Effects of Barbiturate on Your Body

The effects of barbiturates include relaxation, sleepiness, and euphoria. Physicians prescribe them for anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and similar medical issues. Veterinarians often use Nembutal for euthanasia of animals.

However, barbiturates have adverse effects. They can cause significant physical problems in both the short term and long term. Abuse of barbiturates results in some of the common symptoms below:

  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred and slowed speech
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired judgment
  • Loss of coordination
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Life-threatening damage to major organs
  • Coma
  • Death

Common Street Names for Barbiturates

As with illegal drugs, prescription pills and over-the-counter drugs are often referred to by nicknames to disguise conversations that might be overheard. Common Street Names for Barbiturates are Blue Devil, Barbs, Blockbusters, Christmas Trees, Goof Balls, Pinks, Red Devils, Reds & Blues, Yellow Jackets.

Signs and symptoms of Barbiturate Addiction

Barbiturates relax the brain, causing an individual on the drug to appear similar to those intoxicated from alcohol use. Abuse and addiction symptoms vary depending upon an individual’s genetic predisposition, the length of addiction to barbiturates, and the dosage the individual has consumed regularly. Signs of barbiturate abuse can include mood, physical, behavioral and physiological symptoms such as:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Slurred speech
  • Decreased motor control
  • Cognitive issues
  • Coordination issues
  • Sluggishness
Mood symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Reduction of anxiety
Physical symptoms:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Bradycardia
  • Reduced REM sleep
  • Respiratory depression
  • Sleepiness
  • Weak pulse
  • Slowed breathing
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Visual impairment
  • Inability to urinate
  • Dilated pupils
Psychological symptoms:

  • Increased tolerance
  • Reduced brain function
  • Confusion
  • Impaired judgment
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Physical Dependence

Signs of a Barbiturate Overdose

Overdose on Barbiturates occurs when an individual takes a large dosage of the drug. The individual’s body fails to metabolize the drug fast enough. When an overdose occurs, a person’s brain functioning decreases, and they can fall into a coma.

Symptoms of Barbiturate overdose can include:

  • Coordination Issues
  • Cognitive Issues
  • Slowed or shallow breathing
  • Delayed Speech
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakened Pulse
  • Coma

Barbiturates are closely associated with overdoses because these drugs are highly addictive. Most overdoses involving barbiturates involve a combination of substances, with opioids and alcohol being the most common.

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Mind, Body and Spirit

Mental Health Disorders often Prescribed Barbiturates:

  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Behavioral disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Other addictions
  • Schizophrenia

Signs and Symptoms

Barbiturate Withdrawal Symptoms

The side effects of withdrawal from barbiturates require immediate medical intervention. Some side effects may appear mild; however, they can quickly become highly severe without noticeable warning signs. Withdrawal from barbiturates must be made under close supervision by trained medical staff, and medical detox is highly recommended.

  • Shakiness and tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Agitated
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased Body Temperature
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Respiratory depression
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Coma
  • Death
Barbiturate Detox Avatar Residential Detox Center in NJ
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Drug Treatment Centers for Barbiturate Addiction Treatment in N.J.

At Avatar Residential Detox Center NJ, we provide a range of drug detox treatments and specialty therapies to help patients in our barbiturate addiction treatment programs, which help with their symptoms and helps them lead an addiction-free life.

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At Avatar Residential Detox Center NJ, we provide a medically supervised detox for every individual struggling with addiction by helping them through several detox treatments and specialty therapies.
The clients get to stay at our facility with all the amenities our trusted medical professionals provide. Staying onsite prevents the patients from any distractions whatsoever and also diminishes the potential for relapse.

Medication-assisted Detox
We at Avatar have a specified medication-assisted treatment provided to the clients. This treatment differs from client to client because it considers the level of severity of the addiction. We have an inpatient rehabilitation facility where we take care of the client’s addiction needs. MAT combined with behavioral support is an effective method in treating addiction.

Dual Diagnosis
Besides physical consequences, people addicted to depressants also have to face mental health issues like anxiety, depression, hallucinations, paranoia. To treat this, at Avatar Residential Detox Center, we offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to make individuals mindful of what they think and do when it comes to drug use. It gives people ways to better cope with stress and other triggers. Avatar also offers 12 step therapy to cope with addiction.

Aftercare planning
At Avatar Residential Detox Center, once rehab is complete, we conduct aftercare sessions with our clients. Avatar’s medical professionals develop the most suitable and personalized aftercare plans based on the client’s unique needs that aid in combating drug abuse. Avatar Residential Detox Center accepts all major insurances such as Molina, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, CareFirst, Anthem Health, and more. You can easily verify your insurance coverage.
Avatar also offers customized flexible self-pay options for all our treatments. For our patients who can not drive to the location, we provide door-to-door pick-up and drop services. If our patients require hospitalization at Avatar, we also provide free pick up and drop off for the hospital visits.