Recover from Valium Abuse

Valium is a benzodiazepine with properties acting as a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle-relaxant drug. Valium is generally prescribed for short-term use to treat moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. When used for long periods, patients very often become dependent. Approximately 50% of patients who used Valium for a prolonged period of time showed signs of addiction. Signs of a Valium addiction may include the following symptoms:

  • Lack of coordination
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Decrease in memory
  • Blunt emotions
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Aches, pains and other physical ailments

Valium Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms of Valium include the following:

  • Convulsions
  • Tremors
  • Abdominal and muscle cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating

These symptoms are usually the result of quitting Valium suddenly. The most severe symptoms occur from the withdrawal from an excessive amount of Valium. Therefore, abrupt discontinuation is not advised. Tapering the drug down gradually is a much more attractive form of detox.

Valium Abuse and Addiction Treatment and Recovery

If your use of Valium has begun to negatively affect you or others around you, then considering treatment options may be beneficial. Talk to your doctor if you or others feel you have been abusing Valium. Even if you have been using without a prescription, it is important to be honest about your use. Doctors can provide you with useful treatment options. By reducing your intake of Valium you can begin to recover from your addiction. However, do not attempt this on your own. Reducing your dose too much can be potentially dangerous. With a physician’s approval, you can begin your detox.

Obtaining a Dual Diagnosis is important in analyzing your treatment needs. A dual diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of Valium addiction with a mental disorder. When all aspects of the addiction have been revealed, a decision about your treatment plan can be made.

You should also consider finding and participating in a 12-step program. These programs encourage sobriety and are a good support system while battling an addiction. Whether you choose a group setting or individual counseling with a professional, communication and participation in the recovery process is essential to achieving sobriety.

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