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What are the Options for Treating an Addiction to Soma?

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Carisoprodol, also known as Soma, is a muscle relaxer prescribed to treat muscle pain and spasms. It is most often abused due to its sedating and euphoric effects. It is highly addictive and can have harsh effects on the user’s mind and body. Street names for Soma include Da, Dance, Las Vegas Cocktail (when taken with Vicodin), and Soma Coma (when taken with Codeine). If you are abusing Soma, reach out to a treatment provider to help your Soma addiction. There are many recovery centers eager to help get you on the path toward a sober life. 

Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Soma Abuse:

  • Poor coordination
  • Flushed skin
  • Euphoria 
  • Irritability 
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Isolating 
  • Doctor shopping 

Symptoms of Soma Withdrawals:

  • Anxiety 
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Tachycardia
  • Tremors
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Chills
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Depression

Soma Overdose Signs:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shallow breathing
  • Vision issues
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Convulsions
  • Coma

Substance abuse is a hard battle to fight, but it is one worth fighting. These side effects are avoidable with proper substance abuse treatment. If you are abusing Soma, reach out. A residential treatment facility may be beneficial to your recovery journey. 

Soma Addiction Treatment Programs 

Medically assisted detox is the first step in the recovery process. After completing the detox program, inpatient rehab is highly encouraged. There, the person will learn life skills, coping mechanisms, and relapse prevention while under the supervision of the 24-hour medical team. Alternative treatment programs include intensive outpatient rehab, cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, family therapy, psychotherapy, 12 step programs, sober living homes, and support groups. If you or a loved one has an addiction to Soma, contact a treatment provider or a trusted medical professional to discuss what the next steps on the road to recovery are for you. Addiction recovery may be challenging, but it is possible. 

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