Soma Addiction Treatment CenterMany people may be under the impression that a muscle relaxant is non-habit forming, but this simply isn’t true. Some muscle relaxants such as Soma (Carisoprodol), commonly prescribed by physicians for muscle pain and injury, can be highly addictive under certain circumstances and with some personalities. If you believe you have a problem with Soma addiction or abuse, Inspire Malibu can help. You shouldn’t have to go it alone, and it can be dangerous to do so, which is one of the primary reasons we offer support for Soma addiction.
Soma Use and AbuseAs mentioned, Soma is a muscle relaxer commonly prescribed to relieve pain due to injury or other musculoskeletal conditions. Just as frequently, it is prescribed in conjunction with pain medication. Soma’s effectiveness is due, in part, to the pain blocking mechanism between the brain and nerves, which when used appropriately for short periods of time, brings great relief. Soma also reduces anxiety resulting in a pleasurable experience while taking the medication. A major problem can result, however, if dependency occurs since the body metabolizes Soma into Meprobamate (a barbiturate), which can be highly addictive.
What are Common Problems Associated with Soma Abuse?Since Soma can be extremely habit-forming, it is not advised to stop taking the medication without professional guidance as it can be dangerous, even life threatening. In fact, the most common during Soma addiction treatment to gradually use less and less of it before stopping the medication completely. This should only be done under the supervision of a physician. As such, Soma addiction treatment at Inspire Malibu can help with this process. Without help, side effects such as impaired thinking and poor reaction times can result, which can also be exacerbated if used with alcohol. Soma withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Nausea or stomach pain
- Sleep disorders or insomnia
- Severe anxiety
- Auditory and visual hallucinations
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