Font Size
A
A
A
...
8
...

Barbiturate Abuse (cont.)

Follow-up

Although rare, anyone who is addicted to barbiturates requires prolonged therapy to avoid the dangerous symptoms of withdrawal. Addicted individuals are treated with decreasing doses of barbiturates (called detoxification) until they are drug free. Relapse prevention has been found to be most effective when it involves several individuals from various parts of the addicted individual's life. That might include the person's primary care doctor, substance abuse and mental health counselors, physician addiction specialists, as well as family, friends, clergy, and law enforcement professionals.

Must Read Articles Related to Barbiturate Abuse

Narcotic Abuse
Narcotic Abuse In 2007, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services reported that 21% of people over 12 years of age used prescription painkillers nonmedically. Narcot...learn more >>
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. Sympto...learn more >>


NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Toxicity, Barbituate »

Barbiturates are a class of organic compounds that were developed in the late 19th century for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary