Amytal was created to treat injured soldiers during the Second World War. Fast-forwarding to the twenty-first century, Amytal has been put to use as a sleeping disorder medication.
As a barbiturate, Amytal is highly addictive and users build up a tolerance to the drug fairly quickly. In the UK Patients who consume other forms of medicinal barbiturates are legally forbidden the drug. NHS doctors who disobey risk being struck off the Medical Register.
Amytal is typically injected. It is also possible to consume the drug orally. ‘Amobarbital sodium’ is the agent within Amytal causing addiction.
Amytal addicts experience physical as well as psychological addiction to the drug. Amytal mimics neurotransmitters in the brain and a substance known as GABA is released. A feeling of relaxation occurs. This is because Amytal is a Central Nervous System depressant
If you or a loved is addicted to Amytal then know the condition is curable. The simplest and most effective way to treat Amytal addiction is to undergo a course in residential rehabilitation. Since patients move into the centre for the duration of the programme.
This means our medical team is able to provide round the clock observation. Painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms arise shortly after Amytal was last consumed. Many patients choosing to detox from home often fail in their attempts to get clean because of withdrawal symptoms.
Our rehabilitation centres recommend a tapered Amytal detoxification. This means the consumption of the drug is gradually reduced. Tapering Amytal dosages allows patients to avoid otherwise painful withdrawal symptoms.
Below we list a number of withdrawal symptoms experienced during an unsupervised Amytal detox:
The risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms significantly reduces on the sixth day after Amytal was last consumed. Withdrawal symptoms peak between the second and fourth day after the drug was last consumed.
During Amytal withdrawal, patients receive medical assistance from a team of highly trained doctors, nurses and support staff. A rapid Amytal detox may be offered whereby patients detox under anaesthesia.
Once tapered detox concludes patients’ rehabilitation programme evolves into therapy and counselling sessions. The underlying emotional causes of addiction are treated.
Counselling sessions take place either in a group or individual settings. All counselling is supervised by a qualified drug counsellor or therapist. A variety of modern psychotherapy techniques are employed such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Patients are taught to identify thoughts encouraging Amytal consumption. Patients are taught a number of coping strategies required to prevent relapse once rehabilitation concludes.
Our rehab centres provide a comprehensive Amytal aftercare programme. Aftercare is free for the first 12 months following the conclusion rehabilitation.
Aftercare sessions take place twice a week. Sessions take place at the rehabilitation centre the patient attended. Patients are also encouraged to attend local Narcotics Anonymous groups taking place in their local areas.
If you would like to learn more about our Amytal rehabilitation programme please call our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690.