Carbogen is a gaseous mixture of carbon dioxide and oxygen. When it is inhaled it causes an alteration in consciousness. Carbogen is commonly known as Meduna’s Mixture. It is used in psychiatric research as a “panicogen” to trigger panic reactions. Carbogens effects are typically considered unpleasant although some people enjoy them.
Carbogen is used in psychiatric research as a “panicogen” to trigger panic reactions. It is used to determine how a patient would react to an altered state of consciousness or to a sensation of loss of control. Those who react negatively would not be administered other psychiatric medications for fear of similar reaction.
Carbogen is also commonly used for recreational purposes as Meduna’s Mixrture which combines 70% oxygen with 30% CO2 and is inhaled repeatedly (5-15 breaths). When inhaled individuals experience a wide array of effects. Those using Carbogen for recreational purposes have discovered unconscious contents of their mind, with the experience clearing away repressed material and freeing the subject for a smoother, more profound psychedelic experience.
Carbogen Signs and Symptoms
While addiction to Carbogen is rare, those who are addicted will find themselves consumed by the need to use. They become addicted to the psychological effects this drug creates, looking to repeat those feelings as often as they can.
Those abusing Carbogen may begin to ignore their daily responsibilities in the home, school or work. They may suffer legal troubles as a result of their actions while high on Carbogen. Their personal relationships may become strained as drug use becomes most important in their life. As their use of Carbogen continues the addicts physical and mental health may become damaged, possibly with fatal results.
Carbogen Addiction Treatment
Carbogen Addiction Treatment requires the patient to enter into a residential treatment program where they are taken away from the temptation of drug use. Many Carbogen addicts have underlying mental or emotional illness, requiring a dual diagnosis treatment program. The patients needs will be determine upon intake assessment, at which time an individual treatment plan will be put together containing a wide array of treatment aspects, including;
- Medical Detoxification
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Behavioral Modification Therapy
- Chemical Dependency Education