Soma is a brand name for carisoprodol, a pain medication and muscle relaxant. Although not a barbiturate drug, Soma has many of the same effects. Soma is safe to use as prescribed – in general, it’s only prescribed for short-term use.
Soma abuse is rare – the drug seems to produce mild euphoria only for some people. Nevertheless, Soma can be addictive when taken for long periods of time, or when abused with other drugs. Soma addiction benefits from treatment at a detox center.