Valium Withdrawal and Detox
Valium, the brand name for the drug diazepam, is part of the Benzodiapezines family of prescription drugs that are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Valium can also be prescribed to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms or opiate addiction. However, the over-the-counter medication is often misused. The drug calms the body’s nervous system, with a relaxed and peaceful feeling that can become addictive.
Sometimes, once a prescription ends or people attempt to stop taking Valium, they inadvertently initiate detox and can experience withdrawal symptoms.People dealing with Valium dependency and who are planning to detox from the drug should do so in a reputable rehabilitation program with doctors and nurses providing constant attention and care. By starting the recovery process at a rehabilitation facility, the person seeking treatment is less likely to experience a relapse, once the withdrawal symptoms set in. Deciding to seek proper medical treatment is the important, first step to take toward a happy and healthy life.
- Impaired vision
- Intense stomach pain
- High blood pressure
- Intestinal and digestive problems
The primary goal of medical detox is to prevent or reduce the intensity of physical withdrawal symptoms while the patient remains as comfortable as possible. The Recovery Village’s advanced detox facilities offer medication-assisted detoxification, gradual Valium dosage reduction, and continuous monitoring by staff members.
Psychological withdrawal symptoms can cause people to doubt their decision to begin the recovery process. It can be extremely dangerous to attempt withdrawal alone or without proper medical supervision, which is why at-home detox methods are not recommended. Rehabilitation centers offer the constant care needed to safely mitigate these symptoms.
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As people continue to take Valium, either consistently, over a long period of time, or in high doses, a tolerance can develop. Over time, a larger dosage is needed to achieve the same effects and people can develop a dependence for Valium. People suffering from Valium addiction often build a dependence for the drug through misuse regardless of whether it was being used with or without a doctor’s prescription. However, there are some people who reported that they experienced addiction symptoms just from taking the drug exactly as it was prescribed.
If a person attempts to remove Valium from their daily life, it can lead to withdrawal and uncomfortable symptoms, which can be challenging to overcome without the help of medical professionals. People who misused Valium and suffer from a substance use disorder are recommended to enroll in a reputable rehabilitation program. For individuals curious about taking steps toward treating their substance use disorder, they can call The Recovery Village today and speak to a representative about treatment options.
- Height and weight
- Personal medical history
- Family history of drug misuse
- The detox method being used during withdrawal
- Whether any medications or replacement drugs are used during detox
These symptoms can be challenging to handle and can lead to helpless feelings. Before withdrawal begins, it’s best to seek proper medical supervision. At The Recovery Village, clients undergo detox in a safe environment and can later map out a plan for their rehabilitation from Valium addiction.
After a successful inpatient rehab experience, clients often transition to the outpatient phase, which allows the clients to have more independence. The clients can maintain personal responsibilities such as going to work work, caring for family members, or going to school while they continue treatment in a group or individual settings. Medications may continue to be used to mitigate discomfort if the client still experiences withdrawal symptoms, although the need for such medications is rare at this stage in the recovery process.
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