The use of chlorpromazine hydrochloride in the treatment of barbiturate addiction with acute withdrawal syndrome.

@article{Brooks1955TheUO,
  title={The use of chlorpromazine hydrochloride in the treatment of barbiturate addiction with acute withdrawal syndrome.},
  author={W. Brooks and L. Deutsch and R. Dickes},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1955},
  volume={111 9},
  pages={
          696-8
        }
}
A patient with barbiturate addiction and the acute withdrawal syndrome was treated successfully with Thorazine. We feel this drug warrants further clinical investigation in the treatment of drug addiction. 
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Failure of chlorpromazine to prevent barbiturate‐withdrawal convulsions
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It is recommended that chlorpromazine not be used in the treatment of barbiturate‐withdrawal manifestations in man because it failed to suppress the restlessness, tremulousness, twitching, and increased startle response that occur during the week following withdrawal ofbarbiturate in the dogs. Expand