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Phenobarbital Detox and Withdrawal

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Phenobarbital is a prescription medication that is often used to control seizures, for the treatment of insomnia, and for the treatment of substance addiction withdrawal symptoms. This drug is classified as a barbiturate anticonvulsant hypnotic, as it regulates irregular electrical currents in the brain. Like other drugs in this class, phenobarbital can be addictive.

Phenobarbital-AddictionDue to its addictive potential, this medication should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you suspect someone you love is addicted to phenobarbital, it’s important to intervene before it’s too late. Talk to the individual about their use of the drug and encourage them to seek detox and rehab help.

People of all ages may become addicted to this drug, and sometimes people become addiction without any intention of abusing the drug. Over time, they may take larger and larger doses of phenobarbital as their bodies build up a tolerance to it. Soon, drug use may be all they think about. At this point, addiction has truly set in. For more information about phenobarbital detox centers, call ; we can help you find a high-quality detox and withdrawal treatment center in your area.

Warning Signs of Addiction

If someone you love is abusing phenobarbital, you may notice these signs of addiction:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Odd behavior

You may also come across empty pill bottles. Sometimes phenobarbital addicts steal money from family members and friends in order to buy more of the drug from street dealers. Other times, they visit multiple doctors in an effort to get multiple prescriptions of the drug. They may ask for the drug by name when they see a doctor.

If you notice that someone in your life has experienced significant issues at work and home because of their drug use, it’s time to step in and get them help. Call us at for information on phenobarbital addiction treatment facilities in your area.

What Happens in Phenobarbital Detox?

DetoxThe detox center will conduct a thorough assessment of the addict prior to starting the detox process. The individual’s vital signs will be checked. The individual will also answer a variety of questions about their history of phenobarbital use. Depending on the person’s specific situation, the ideal method of detox will be devised.

During detox, the individual may experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms as the drug leaves their body. In a professional phenobarbital detox center, these withdrawal symptoms can be managed with prescription medications via the help of medical professionals. Those addicted to phenobarbital should not attempt to detox at home on their own, as the withdrawal process can be incredibly painful and those who detox alone are more likely to relapse.

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Don’t let phenobarbital continue to control your life or the life of someone you love. Call us at to discuss phenobarbital detox center possibilities in your area.

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