What Is Seconal (Secobarbital)?

Seconal, also known by its generic name secobarbital, is a short-term medication used to treat insomnia and as a sedative before patients undergo surgical procedures. Seconal is a barbiturate medication that slows activity in the brain and nervous system.

Seconal (Secobarbital) Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Less severe side effects associated with using Seconal include feeling sleepy, dizziness, headache, feeling tired or weak, dry mouth and upset stomach. More serious Seconal side effects include depression, nervousness, mood swings, anxiety, dark urine, stomach pain, vomiting, yellow skin or eyes, shortness of breath, changes in balance, feelings of confusion, bad dreams, feeling nervous, hallucinations, insomnia, slowed heartbeat and memory problems. If you recognize any of these side effects after taking Seconal, contact your doctor immediately.

Treatment Options for Seconal (Secobarbital) Addiction Symptoms

There is a high potential for patients to become dependent upon or addicted to Seconal -even when they are taking the medication exactly as their doctor prescribes. If you or someone you love begins to develop a Seconal addiction, you may recognize signs of addiction that include an obsession with finding and taking the drug, as well as losing interest in the hobbies and activities they once enjoyed. Once these Seconal addiction signs become noticeable, it is important that you get help as soon as possible.

Seconal (Secobarbital) Medical Detox

Set up a meeting with your doctor if you are interested in discontinuing your Seconal treatment. You should never adjust your medication schedule without your doctor’s supervision. Do not stop taking Seconal “cold turkey,” as this can produce unwanted withdrawal symptoms. Typically, your doctor will gradually lower your dosage over time so that your body can adjust to less of the medication. If you are experiencing severe Seconal withdrawal symptoms, it may be necessary to enter a medically-assisted detoxification program. In this type of program, patients can receive help from medical professionals while their body detoxes from the drug.

Seconal (Secobarbital) Rehabilitation Programs

The Recovery Village offers a variety of different treatment options for patients who are ready to recover from Seconal addiction. The first step in the program, regardless of which option is chosen, is to safely get the drug out of the patient’s body. Patients will have the opportunity to detox from Seconal in the care of medical professionals. After Seconal is removed from the body, patients can participate in recreational therapy and individual and group counseling while they receive treatment at The Recovery Village.

Inpatient Seconal (Secobarbital) Rehab

Inpatient Seconal rehab allows patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from their addiction. This type of program is usually beneficial for patients with severe a Seconal addiction who may find it difficult to recover at home due to distractions and triggers from the outside world. Here, patients will learn skills to cope with their individual Seconal addiction challenges.

Outpatient Seconal (Secobarbital) Rehab

Another treatment option for patients struggling with Seconal addiction is outpatient rehab. Usually, once patients finish the inpatient Seconal rehabilitation program they will be entered the outpatient program. In the outpatient Seconal rehab program, patients live at home while they attend scheduled treatment at The Recovery Village. In some cases, patients will skip the inpatient Seconal rehab program and start with the outpatient option if they have a mild or less severe Seconal addiction.

Choosing A Seconal (Secobarbital) Rehab Center

Choosing the right Seconal rehabilitation center is an important step in living a happier, healthier drug-free life. Set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you are specifically looking for in a secobarbital treatment center so you can make an informed decision. You may want to consider factors such as how long you have been using Seconal as well as the dosage you have been taking.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Seconal addiction or another substance use disorder, get help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village will be with you every step of the way on your recovery journey.

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