Barbiturate Detox Program

Barbiturates, or “downers”, are a group of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics related to their anxiety reducing and sleep inducing effects. They work to depress the central nervous system and are sometimes used in the treatment of anxiety, seizures, and insomnia.

Despite their medical use, barbiturates can be extremely addictive and overdoses are possible. Even though barbiturate prescriptions have decreased, abuse of these medications can have serious adverse health consequences in many cases, individuals use them to counteract the effects and symptoms of other drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine. Withdrawal from barbiturates can be life-threatening and must be managed in a medically supervised environment. The barbiturates detox program offered at The Retreat of Broward ensures that the withdrawal process is managed in an effective, safe, and supportive environment.

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