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Barbiturates Withdrawal Symptoms & Treatment

 Who Gets Addicted To Barbiturates?

It can happen to almost anyone. Kids who experiment with drugs, professionals seeking stress relief and insomniacs who use the drug to help them sleep can all become addicted.

Over time barbiturates produce dependence, even at therapeutic doses. The phenomena of tolerance means more of the drug is needed to get the same effect, and many doctors raise the dose accordingly. The problem is that there's very little difference between an effective dose and a lethal dose. Barbiturates are also very dangerous when combined with other depressants like alcohol.

What Are Barbiturates Withdrawal Symptoms?

Someone who is addicted to barbiturates will begin to feel acute withdrawal symptoms within 8-16 hours after the last dose. Symptoms can be present for as long as 15 days and are most s