Prescription medications can save your life if they are used properly. Unfortunately, many of them can be addictive and habit-forming if they are misused or used. Millions of Americans reported using prescription medicines for non-medical reasons. When broken down, that number includes all prescription medications including depressants, stimulants, opioids, and other compounds. Phenobarbital, a commonly used prescription medication, is not only physically addictive but mentally addictive as well. This addiction and dependence is due, in part, to the tolerance that so often results from use. With a heightened tolerance to phenobarbital, individuals using the drug will take more than prescribed to achieve the same effects as when they first started using it.
Overcoming an addiction is more than just removing the desire to use drugs. It requires a healing of the body, mind, and spirit. This is part of the reason that so many people discover freedom from phenobarbital addiction in the safety of an inpatient rehab center. At Vertava Health, we provide phenobarbital addiction treatment in Texas for people who need support to overcome their addiction. Learn more about our substance abuse treatment center in Texas by calling 844.311.8395 or filling out our online form.
What Is Phenobarbital?
Also known as Luminal and Bellergal-S, phenobarbital is a long-acting barbiturate that depresses the central nervous system and treats the overactivity of your brain. In medicine, phenobarbital can be used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, and insomnia. Phenobarbital was also once the primary medication used in the treatment of acute withdrawal symptoms.
What Are the Effects of Phenobarbital?
Phenobarbital is a type of tranquilizer that can make a person feel tired, relaxed, and comfortable. In the world of drug use, the calm feeling that comes from barbiturates is what keeps people using them. The danger of abusing phenobarbital is that it can be difficult to stop using it alone. This is partly because as you build up a tolerance to phenobarbital, you may need to increase dose sizes to maintain the feeling it produces; this can rapidly cause dependence and addiction.
Many people won’t understand how hard it can be to overcome an addiction to phenobarbital until they try to stop. Sometimes it just takes people who understand addiction to help you achieve a healthy balance.
Maybe you or someone you know is abusing barbiturates for the calming effect they produce but we want to inform you that they can also be life-threatening. Additionally, mixing phenobarbital with alcohol or opioids can increase the risk of respiratory distress and death.
The effects of phenobarbital also include:
- Sedation or drowsiness
- Reduced anxiety
- Feelings of well-being
- Lowered inhibitions
- Slurred speech
- Poor concentration
- Impaired coordination and slowed pulse
- Lowered blood pressure
- Slowed breathing
How to Treat Phenobarbital Addiction and Dependence
Phenobarbital addiction treatment in Texas is the best way to combat an addiction to phenobarbital. At Vertava Health Texas, we can help you detox from phenobarbital under medical supervision. Along with detoxification, the addiction treatment programs we offer can help you replace your old drug using behaviors with healthy ones.
Some of our addiction treatment programs include:
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Medication-assisted therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Mindfulness and stress management practices
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Equine-assisted therapy
Choose Vertava Health for Phenobarbital Addiction Treatment in Texas
Our Vertava Health team recognizes that addiction is a disease, not a lack of willpower or moral failing. So, our phenobarbital addiction rehab in Texas provides comprehensive care so that our patients have the best possible chance of long-lasting recovery. If you or someone you care about is interested in a phenobarbital addiction treatment program in Texas, contact our Vertava Health team today by calling 844.311.8395 or completing our online form.