Librium (Chlordiazepoxide) Withdrawal and Detox
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Given how helpful Librium is to people who suffer from an anxiety disorder and are recovering from alcohol withdrawal, it’s hard to believe that such a supportive drug can become such a threat. Even though there are many good things that come from Librium, the drug can become highly addictive if it is not taken carefully. If misused or taken for extended periods of time, individuals can find themselves addicted to Librium. However, it is possible to live a life free of substance misuse.
- Amplification of symptoms that the drug was initially intended to treat (such as anxiety)
- Length of time using Librium
- Dosage taken
- Physical health
- Psychological health
- Method of detoxification
- Days 1 – 3: The beginning of detoxification can be challenging because the body is trying to cleanse itself of the Librium. The person may experience restlessness and exhaustion, along with dizziness and headaches. During this time, the brain craves the Librium that it is accustomed to having. The person may also feel irritable or depressed. In more severe instances, paranoia can be experienced. The brain is going through some very radical changes, so patience is key during this time.
- Days 4 – 7: After almost a whole week without Librium, the symptoms may lessen in their effects. Cravings may remain, but, the most challenging part of a Librium detox has passed. The person may still feel an intensified feeling of exhaustion, but they’re well on their way toward recovery.
- Days 8 – 14: At this point it has been two weeks without Librium and some withdrawal symptoms may still persist. The person may begin to experience insomnia, and when they are able to fall asleep, they may experience unpleasant dreams. However, around this time is when a person’s appetite may return to a normal state after being suppressed by the need for Librium for so long. Mood swings may still linger, but this means that the brain is returning to its original state prior to the substance misuse.
- Days 15 – 28: Near the end of the first Librium-free month, some cravings may reappear. Fortunately, the Librium should be completely out of the system by this point.
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