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Amytal is a barbiturate derivative that is commonly used in the treatment of severe sleep disorders. It has sedative-hypnotic properties and comes in the form of a white crystalline powder, with no discernible odor and a slightly bitter taste, or a clear liquid. If taken for long periods of time, physical and psychological dependence of Amytal can develop. It works by enhancing a neurotransmitter, called GABA, in the brain. Amobarbital is the generic name of Amytal.

Approved indications for this drug include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • The Wada a test (a test used to establish the cerebral language memory representation of each hemisphere in the brain)

Did You Know?

Amytal was used by the United States Armed Forces in World War II to treat shell shock and return soldiers to front-line duties. It was commonly known as “Blue 88.”

How Does the Drug Affect the Body?

projectknow-shutter390364285-blue-pillsAmytal addiction treatment can help anyone currently taking Amytal without a doctor’s approval. Health care professionals tend to avoid administering or prescribing Amytal to new patients or patients who are not already taking barbiturate medications, due to its high potential for addiction and dependence.

An Amytal “high” is described as very similar to the intoxication felt with alcohol. Addiction usually occurs after continuous use of the drug for over a month or by using it for non-medical purposes. The brain develops a need for Amytal over time and makes it very difficult to function without taking it. Amytal addiction treatment can help diminish or eliminate the symptoms of withdrawal.

Users of Amytal while under the influence will often stagger, slur their speech and appear confused, as if they were drunk. Other effects of Amytal that a user can experience are:

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Shaky movements
  • Agitation
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Unexpected excitement
  • Constipation
  • Slowed breathing
  • Liver damage
  • Unexpected excitement
  • Slower heartbeat

Did You Know?

According to the US Census bureau, the abuse of sedatives more than doubled in the 15 years between 1992 and 2006 among teens.

Amytal Withdrawal Symptoms

“Without the help of Amytal addiction treatment facilities, an addict could potentially experience the unpleasant effects of withdrawal.”Without the help of Amytal addiction treatment facilities, an addict could potentially experience the unpleasant effects of withdrawal. For persons addicted to Amytal, withdrawal symptoms can appear within 12 to 20 hours after the last dose if detox is not being supervised by a health professional. The symptoms are:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle pain
  • Elevated respiration rate
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Confusion

If the condition is left untreated, death is a possible outcome of withdrawal complications. With the appropriate help to manage Amytal detox and the right rehab program, a full and complete recovery is possible. For more information about Amytal addiction treatment, call us now on .

Did You Know?

According to the US Census bureau, approximately 78,000 people in the United States are dependent on sedatives.

What Makes for Effective Treatment?

Many effective Amytal addiction treatments are available. Since the mid-1970s, scientific research has shown that treatment can help addicts to stop using, to avoid relapse and successfully recover their normal lives. This research produced the key principles that can form the basis of effective Amytal addiction treatment programs:

  • There is no single treatment program that is appropriate and effective for everyone.
  • Addiction is complex, yet it is a treatable disease that affects behavior and brain function.
  • Treatment should be readily available.
  • Treatment that is effective attends to the needs of the person, not just the addiction.
  • Remaining in treatment for an adequate amount of time is critical.
  • Individual and/or group counseling as well as other behavioral therapies are most commonly used as forms of drug abuse treatment.
  • Medications combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies are important elements of treatment for many patients.
  • Amytal addiction treatment plans should be continually assessed and modified as necessary to meet the patient’s changing needs through recovery.
  • Many individuals who suffer from drug addiction have other mental disorders.
  • Amytal detox is just the first stage of treatment, and it does not by itself change drug abuse patterns in the long-term.
  • To be effective, treatment does not necessarily need to be voluntary.
  • Use of drugs while the treatment is being undertaken must be monitored continually, as lapses do occur.
  • The patient should be assessed for conditions and infectious diseases during treatment, including HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

Determining each individual’s personal road to recovery can include or exclude behavioral therapies, medical supplementation, inpatient program or outpatient treatment, the involvement of family and friends, and many other personal choices.

Did You Know?

Many outpatient treatments are available and encompass a wide variety of programs to help in Amytal addiction treatment. Patients regularly visit the clinic and participate in the chosen form of behavioral therapy, whether it is cognitive and behavioral, multidimensional family or motivational interviewing. These are some of many options available during Amytal addiction treatment.

Returning to normal life is possible with the help of the right Amytal addiction treatment program. The right approach is different for each person. To find the plan that is right for you or your loved one, call us at .

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