Valium Addiction Treatment

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Valium is the marketing name for diazepam, a drug belonging to the benzodiazepine family. A mild tranquilizer similar to Xanax, Valium is commonly prescribed to treat the symptoms of anxiety and other mood disorders. It’s addictive and often abused for recreational purposes, which can have fatal consequences.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there was a 4.3-fold increase in the total number of benzodiazepines overdose deaths between 2002 and 2015.

Sovereign Health is a leading provider of Valium addiction treatment that begins with a detox program at one of the best Valium detox centers. In addition to treating addiction’s physical symptoms, our staff also addresses any co-occurring mental disorders. We strive to ensure that every patient has the best chance to attain a lasting recovery.

Symptoms of Valium abuse and addiction

Not all drug abuse involves multiday benders, or secretly purchasing illicit drugs in a dark alley. Drug abuse can be as simple as continuing to take a drug like Valium after the prescription has expired, or taking a pill innocently offered by a friend to alleviate momentary stress.

People engage in Valium abuse for many reasons. The sedative effect can help some people relax, or forget their problems. Also, Valium’s effects can be amplified considerably when combined with other drugs like alcohol. This is a highly dangerous combination, as it can seriously affect the body’s ability to breathe. Like many other drugs, it’s possible to build up a tolerance to Valium’s effects, requiring the user to take it in larger amounts so as to feel similar effects. Doing so on a regular basis can eventually lead to an addiction.

Some of the common signs and symptoms signifying Valium abuse are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in appetite and mood swings
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Clumsiness, slowed reflexes and other motor difficulties
  • Sleeping difficulties and lethargy
  • Severe withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug

 

Valium addiction can be easily identified. If a person exhibits any or all of the following signs and symptoms he/she could be addicted to the drug:

  • Doctor shopping – obtaining multiple prescriptions from different doctors to obtain more Valium
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking Valium
  • An increased reliance on Valium in order to get through everyday life
  • Depression
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Episodes of psychosis
  • Abuse of other drugs, including alcohol
  • Permanent mental impairments
What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

What is Addiction
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Effects of Valium abuse

Valium works by manipulating levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA plays a role in the brain’s messaging system by reducing the activity of nerves. Some researchers think low levels of GABA are associated with anxiety disorders and neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

When taken, Valium binds itself with GABA receptors in the brain, creating a calming effect. This chemical “rewiring” is what makes Valium useful for legitimate treatment of anxiety disorders and helping alcoholics through Valium detox treatment. However, the same rewiring is what can cause tolerance and continued abuse of the drug.

Long-term use of Valium can chemically “teach” the body that it needs the drug in order to function properly. When a person stops using Valium, he/she will experience withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Increased anxiety symptoms including panic attacks
  • Muscle aches
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Seizures

Additionally, some users have reported memory difficulties along with other mental issues after using Valium long-term.

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Valium addiction

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

Addiction is not merely a collection of physical symptoms, it is a chronic disease often driven by underlying mental disorders like anxiety and depression – something painfully common with prescription addiction. Valium addiction is no different and can be used to define an abnormal drug-seeking behavior in an individual. The risk of Valium addiction increases if the person has abused alcohol or drugs in the past.

Sovereign Health is a rehab center that seeks to holistically cure its clients. We treat our clients for co-occurring conditions using evidenced-based treatment modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy and brain renewal programs. Sovereign also believes in using alternative therapies like yoga to ensure that its patients are treated completely.

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Why choose Sovereign Health?

After an initial interview, our patients are given a full medical and psychological screening before entering our care. We do this because our patients are first and foremost individuals, and the interview and screening helps us to tailor our programs to every patient’s specific needs. Our typical treatment program includes detoxification treatment, medications and psychotherapies. This, in turn, ensures the highest chances to attain full recovery.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that manipulates a person’s sense of reward, motivation, memory and a number of related neurological functions.

What is Addiction

Our treatment programs work because Sovereign Health believes in treating both body and mind. We offer our patients safe, comfortable and pleasant environments to restart their lives. Our program graduates can utilize alumni services program which offers vocational training, money management skills and other tools helpful when newly sober. Additionally:

  • All our facilities are accredited by the Joint Commission
  • We have multiple locations across the U.S.
  • We use evidenced-based and alternative treatment modalities to treat our patients
  • We specialize in treating dual diagnosis patients with co-occurring conditions
How do I Start?

If you are beginning the admissions process at Sovereign Health, be assured that you will receive high-quality service and care provided by our...

How do I Start

A healthier life can start now. Please contact our 24/7 helpline to learn more about starting recovery from Valium abuse.