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Valium Addiction

As one of the most popularly prescribed benzodiazepines, Valium, or diazepam, enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the most common medications abused by the public. Though the ingestion of Valium is not recommended for more than four months, it can be possible to develop an addiction to it within a few weeks of use. Abuse can occur across age groups, and as instances of death due to overdoses have more than quadrupled since 1996, the drug presents a latent danger for both those holding legitimate prescriptions and individuals who obtain it illegally. At BetterAddictionCare, we're proud to offer a nationwide network of successful rehab programs designed to manage and conquer Valium addiction. Call today and speak with a counselor to be paired with the best rehab for you and your specific needs.

Since Valium use can have side effects similar to inebriation and sedation, poor driving skills serve as a common red flag of abuse. Valium addiction and abuse can lead to drowsiness, dizziness, muscle weakness, memory problems, nausea, and vomiting. Substance abusers may also experience memory problems, vision troubles, and a loss of libido. Those who ingest high dosages of the drug for extended periods may develop seizures, tremors, and incontinence. Psychiatric and mood disorders may also result from long-term abuse and can manifest as confusion, aggression, depression, and/or hallucinations.

Withdrawal symptoms that appear after attempting to lower your dosage can also indicate addiction. Addicts who are dependent on Valium may suffer through muscle cramps, tremors, and irritability while attempting to taper off doses of the drug. It is important to know that some withdrawal symptoms may be serious enough to lead to convulsions and even death. Psychiatric symptoms like psychosis and hallucinations can also be present and are some of the more profound Valium addiction symptoms that require medical treatment.

A safe detox assisted by highly trained medical professionals can be an integral part in getting well. While the particular symptoms experienced during Valium withdrawal can depend on co-occurring disorders, the severity of an addiction, the frequency of use, and how much Valium the body has become accustomed to, all side effects of Valium withdrawal can cause serious damage if not monitored and managed by a top medical team. Skilled medical professionals who develop customized plans based on patients' particular needs can make addicts feel comfortable while detoxing from the drug. To get well as soon as possible, find the right detox medical team to manage Valium addiction symptoms in BetterAddictionCare's nationwide recovery network. Our pre-screening tool can help guide you to a detox facility that specializes in Valium addiction recovery that is also accepting new patients.

Though undergoing rehabilitation for Valium addiction can be an intense experience, recovery from the disease of addiction can be well worth the time and effort required for successful completion of an inpatient program. While in rehab, addicts can expect to taper off from the drug while also undergoing addiction counseling to address the root causes of the disease. Start healing by taking the first steps to get sober. Call today to speak with a counselor who knows and understands the challenges of Valium addiction and can suggest rehabs near you that will work with your private insurance. At BetterAddictionCare, we strive to provide the best treatment options for those struggling with addiction.

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