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Choosing the Best Inpatient Butalbital Rehab Center

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Last updated: 04/2/2019
Author: Medical Review

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Butalbital is a barbiturate, a prescription sedative that is often abused to create an intense high. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the danger of using and abusing these sedatives and can experience serious side effects, including addiction. In this case, inpatient rehab is often a beneficial option.

Butalbital Addiction and Inpatient Rehab

Barbiturates can cause extremely dangerous side effects when abused, including a severe overdose syndrome that has a high mortality rate.

Butalbital abusers can also experience delirium and convulsions as withdrawal symptoms. If you have been abusing butalbital, it is much safer to attend inpatient care, as the effects of this drug abuse syndrome can be deadly and very unpredictable.

What Should I Look for in Inpatient Care?

Inpatient Butalbital Rehab

Holistic treatment methods should be offered in inpatient rehab.

If you are suffering from either a butalbital withdrawal syndrome or an overdose––or if you believe there is a chance that you may suffer from one of these issues––it is important to seek a rehab program that can treat the symptoms that will be likely to occur.

Because delirium is a dangerous side effect of overdose, you may need to be placed in a dark room with little or no stimulation until the symptoms subside. In addition, if you have overdosed on the drug, you will need to make sure that your rehab center provides hospitalization and medical treatment in order to keep you from experiencing severe respiratory depression.

Once these symptoms subside, however, it is important that your treatment program provides ample options for your safe and beneficial recovery from addiction. Some of the treatment options used for this addiction syndrome include:


  • Though no drugs have been approved by the FDA to treat barbiturate addiction, most rehab centers will need to slowly wean patients off the drug for them to experience less intense withdrawal symptoms
  • Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be helpful during one’s recovery, as butalbital is likely to cause mood disturbances in those who have been abusing it in large doses.

Behavioral therapies

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy and other options can be helpful in treating depression, anxiety disorders, and butalbital addiction all at once. It is especially important that your disorders are all treated together if they are occurring together, and the presence of one or more disorders is another reason why inpatient treatment may be a safer option for you.

Holistic treatments

  • Methods like yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, etc. can often help minimize feelings of anxiety often experienced by butalbital abusers. If an inpatient program offers one of the above options that seems beneficial to you, it could really help to round out your treatment.

In addition, it is also important to look for a rehab program with

Choosing the Best Option: How Do I Know the Program Is Best for Me?

Choosing a rehab program is not an exact science, and no one treatment is beneficial for every individual. It can be difficult to know for sure what the best option for your recovery is, so make sure to remember the following:

  • Your needs should come first, not anyone else’s.
  • Your treatment program should be affordable but not the absolute cheapest option available.
  • You can often ask to tour the facility before making your final decision so you will know if you are able to feel safe and comfortable there.
  • You should pick a facility where you can see yourself staying for a prolonged amount of time without wanting to leave, as staying in treatment longer will allow you to have a stronger recovery.

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For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings or visit SAMHSA.