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 has been prescribed to treat the symptoms of anxiety and other mood disorders for decades. It’s addictive, often abused recreationally and dangerous when abused. From 2005 to 2011, nearly 1 million emergency room visits in the U.S. were due to benzodiazepines like Valium. At one point being addicted to Valium even had cute names like “Mommies little helper” for example.

Sovereign Health is a leading provider of Valium addiction treatment. 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 at a lasting recovery.

Abusing Valium

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 larger amounts of the drug in order to feel its effects. This pattern will eventually lead to addiction.

What is Addiction?

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

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Symptoms of Valium Abuse

  • 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
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Red Flags of Valium Addiction

  • 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
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Valium Inside the Body

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 detoxification. However, the same rewiring is what can cause tolerance and continued Valium drug abuse.

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

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

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

What is Addiction?

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

Getting Help for Valium Abuse

Because it’s a prescription drug, Valium addiction can sneak up on patients, taking over their lives before they realize it. Make no mistake: Valium addiction treatment can be difficult. However, Sovereign Health will be with you every step of the way on your journey through treatment.

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. We seek to holistically renew our clients, and Sovereign treats co-occurring conditions with evidenced-based treatment modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy and brain renewal programs. Sovereign also believes in using alternative therapies like yoga to ensure our patients are treated completely.

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 tailor our programs to every patient’s specific needs. This ensures the best possible chance at a full recovery.

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Why Choose Sovereign Health?

Our treatment programs work because Sovereign Health believes in treating both body and mind. We offer our patients safe, comfortable and pleasant environments in which to restart their lives. Our program graduates can utilize our 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

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

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