Tranquilizers are a Bigger Problem than You Think

There are many different kinds of drug addiction. We probably hear most about alcohol  opioid addictions these days but folks are also addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates. Many people in the 1950’s found themselves addicted to Tranquilizers due to their wide availability.

Tranquilizers are addictive substances that can make you feel very relaxed and calm. They usually regulate your emotions by dulling them, and almost always have some kind of physical response of slowing down important systems in the body. Tranquilizers are also called sedatives and barbiturates.If you hear someone tell you they need to take their “sleeping pills” they often are referring to some form of barbiturate that they are prescribed. You may have been prescribed barbiturates if you have persistent insomnia, or experience high levels of anxiety.

 

Tranquilizers you may have heard of are

  • Acepromazine
  • Estazolam
  • Temazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Allobarbital
  • Butalbital
  • Mephobarbital
  • Talbutal

 

Withdrawal from barbiturates must be medically supervised. Like any addiction, withdrawal from tranquilizers can cause severe medical problems if you don’t have a medical professional standing by to deal with unexpected side effects.

 

Common withdrawal symptoms are

  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Blurred Vision
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Seizure
  • Hallucinations
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Agitation

 

Are you struggling with an addiction to one of these drugs? Are your nights impossible without taking a drug to put you to sleep? Does your body rebel anytime you try to stop taking them? Addiction and withdrawal from tranquilizers can be very dangerous, even deadly. Treatment for sedative addiction is possible through detox, and inpatient drug rehab in South Florida. Many insurances are now willing to cover Florida detox costs. Give us a call and we will handle talking to your insurance provider to find out if you qualify.

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