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Valium

What is Valium?

Valium, which is also known as Diazepam, is a long acting benzodiazepine that is normally prescribed to treat:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscle Spasms

Valium works by slowing down or stopping certain nerve signals in the brain. The effect of this drug is to decrease excitement in the brain.

Is Valium addicting?

Valium is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few months of consistently taking Valium, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Valium develops, the body requires more and more Valium to achieve relieve the symptoms the drug was prescribed to treat.

Valium Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures

 

Warning Signs of Valium addiction

  • Overwhelming desire to take valium at a specific time or several times a day
  • Attempting to stop using valium and failing
  • Needing higher and more frequent doses of valium to receive the same effect
  • Symptoms of withdrawal from valium if a dose is missed or reduced

Valium Withdrawal Treatment

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing valium withdrawal symptoms. Patients may detox off of Valium in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans consisting of a gradual taper off the medication until the medication is no longer needed. Outpatient Detox professionals will also use other non-addictive medications to help with the taper and to keep the patient safe, calm, and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.