Baclofen Addiction and Abuse North Jersey Recovery Center - An image of various muscle relaxers, including Baclofen, which many believe can give off a Baclofen high.

Can Baclofen Get You High?

While some approved medical uses for baclofen, many individuals abuse it to achieve a baclofen high.

In the 1960s, medical professionals began using baclofen to treat epilepsy.

More recently, it was approved for use for other disorders.

Baclofen treats muscle spasticity in patients with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord diseases.

Less frequently, it treats addiction withdrawal symptoms.

However, there are safer and less addictive medications for this purpose.

We can help if you are battling a baclofen addiction or need a medically-assisted detox for another substance.

Can Baclofen be Snorted?

Since baclofen comes in pill form, it can be crushed and snorted for recreational use.

This type of drug ingestion is dangerous.

When taken this way, the drug passes through your nasal lining and enters your bloodstream nearly immediately.

It increases its effects, but it also increases the risk of addiction and overdose.

While any kind of recreational use of baclofen can be risky, snorting it is particularly troubling.

Traditional medical use of baclofen dictates oral ingestion or transdermal administration.

Transdermal is a painless drug delivery method that often involves adhering a patch to your skin for your body to absorb.

Seeking a baclofen high through snorting or another non-medical ingestion method can cause adverse effects and damage to systems within the body.

Symptoms of a Baclofen High

The short-term side effects of a baclofen high are pain relief and relief from muscle stiffness or tightness.

These are the side effects that are appealing to people who abuse baclofen.

However, they are not the only side effects linked to baclofen use.

Several adverse side effects are also possible, especially with prolonged non-medical use.

Some of these adverse baclofen side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Troubling falling or staying asleep
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urination

In more severe cases, hallucinations and seizures are possible.

These side effects can be serious and typically require immediate medical attention.

Pursuing a baclofen high is not worth the risks associated with it.

If you are abusing or addicted to baclofen, our comprehensive rehab programs can help.

You are not stuck.

Your baclofen highs do not define you.

And you are not alone. Help is available right here at North Jersey Recovery Center.

The Benefits of Medically-Assisted Detoxes  

If you are coming down from a baclofen high, you may notice that drug cravings or withdrawal symptoms leave you wanting more.

Withdrawal symptoms are one of the most common reasons that those struggling with addiction relapse.

These can be uncomfortable, painful, and frightening. Some withdrawal symptoms can even be dangerous.

Battling your withdrawal symptoms at home can be more challenging than doing so under the care and guidance of a knowledgeable medical team.

Withdrawal is not a process you must face alone.

Our dedicated experts and our safe, comfortable facility help eliminate many concerns associated with withdrawing from different substances.

If necessary, we will administer approved medications to ease your withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings.

Medication can help you move swiftly and safely through your detox.

Detox can also help you restore your strength and confidence for everything that comes next.

In a safe and supervised setting, we can ease your withdrawals and cravings and monitor your progress.

These are all crucial factors in enforcing early sobriety and preventing relapses.


Baclofen High Withdrawal Symptoms

In any substance abuse detox, your withdrawal symptoms may vary depending on several individual factors.

Your method of ingestion, frequency, dose, and weight, among others, can alter your withdrawal symptoms.

However, some withdrawal symptoms are more common than others.

Some of the most common baclofen withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Angry outbursts
  • Hand tremors

While it may seem tempting to quit cold turkey, this can be challenging, and in some cases, dangerous.

Abruptly ending your baclofen use can lead to troubling side effects, ranging from mild muscle spasms to life-threatening seizures and organ failure.

As such, tapering off the drug may be necessary.

Our medical team will evaluate your needs so that we can meet them accordingly.

Beyond the Baclofen High

Once you have safely detoxed, you can put the worst of your withdrawals and drug cravings behind you.

You can move on to an effective addiction treatment program.  

Treatment programs teach you to build healthy and sober habits, coping mechanisms, and social networks instead of chasing your next baclofen high.

We do this by combining a variety of effective and proven treatment methods, programs, and settings.

We work with you to build a customized treatment program that is suited to your unique needs.

This treatment program will take place in one or more of the following settings:

  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Partial care program
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Sober living
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Telehealth treatment

Effective Treatment Methods

Most of our addiction treatment programs begin with a detox.

Detox is a critical step in the three levels of addiction care.

The next two levels are addiction therapy and aftercare.

Addiction therapy can take place in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, or a supplemental program.

Depending on your addiction, withdrawal symptoms, needs, preferences, and schedule limitations, we will help you determine the right care method.

Our trained medical professionals will help you navigate through each step in your recovery journey.

If you have a severe addiction, multiple addictions, or a history of relapses, inpatient treatment may be the best path forward.

Outpatient care is ideal for milder addictions or family or work obligations that prevent you from committing to a full-time program.

Outpatient care can also be successful with a strong support system at home.

Some patients prefer to start with an inpatient program and graduate to outpatient when they feel more comfortable.

At each step, we will evaluate your unique needs and progress to ensure you have the right levels and types of care.


Paying for Addiction Treatments

Battling an addiction to a baclofen high can be difficult.

It is all the more difficult if you choose to battle it alone.

Do not let costs stand between you and sobriety.

Addiction treatments are made more affordable by health insurance payments. Most major health insurance providers off some amount of coverage for addiction treatments.

If you would like to know what is covered by your health insurance provider, please call our admissions specialist.

They will perform an insurance review and verification for you.

Today is as good of a day as any to change the rest of your life.

North Jersey Recovery Center

It is time to end the abusive cycle of addiction and leave your last baclofen high in the past.

Whether you need 24-hour care or just a little bit of extra support, we can help.

Our addiction treatment programs meet a unique variety of needs.

But even better, they are customized to each individual.

By getting to know you, your addiction, and your needs, we can offer high-level, individualized addiction care that works.

Why wait another day to witness the difference high-level support, care, and guidance can make?

Call us today to get started.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Laura Riley

Laura-Riley-Cropped-Profile-150x150Laura Riley, MA, LCADC, CCS is an Administrator with North Jersey Recovery Center.