In the U.S. one of the biggest problems – and one that is growing by the minute – is prescription drug use. Currently, there are more than six million people who abuse pharmaceuticals.
What Exactly Is Valium?
Also known as diazepam, valium is a specific type of benzodiazepine. It is primarily used as an anti-anxiety medicine or as a muscle relaxer. It has also been known to treat seizures, anxiety and withdrawal symptoms. When the medication is taken in high doses or incorrectly, it can cause a physical dependency for the user.
Signs and Symptoms Associated with the Misuse of Valium
When valium is misused, it can threatened the user’s life. To create a heightened sensation, many valium users will opt to take valium with other drugs, especially in large doses. This is when thigns can get extremely dangerous. Pregnant women are putting their unborn fetuses at risk when they misuse valium. Individuals with disease kidneys or livers who misuse valium may experience various other health problems. Over time, misuse of the drug can lead to a high tolerance of the drug, which can lead to an increased dosage of the medication and an accidental overdose and could lead to one’s death.
Some of the side effects associated with valium include nausea, constipation, difficulty breathing, confusion, dry mouth, agitation, drowsiness, dizziness, depression, irrational behavior, impaired judgment, vision issues, and hallucinations. When taken with alcohol, the side effects can be increased. It can also cause an overdose, which could potentially be fatal.
Valium Medical Detox Program
There are withdrawal symptoms when a user discontinues valium. The severity will vary depending on the dosage and the length of time the medication was being used. The symptoms include stomach cramping, vomiting, nausea, irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremors, insomnia, loss of appetite, weight loss, increased heartbeat as well as seizures. In some cases, the withdrawal period can be life-threatening. This is why it is not recommended to discontinue use from valium cold turkey or via an outpatient method. It is safest and most effective to enter into an inpatient valium medical detox program, such as the one here at Shadow Mountain Recovery. We use what is known as IV therapy detox, which allows us to control the withdrawal symptoms as they appear so that the patient is comfortable and safe throughout the entire detoxification process.
After the Valium Detox
Once you have successfully completed the detoxdification from Valium here at Shadow Mountain Recovery, we can help you even further by teaching you habits and behaviors that will teach you techniques that will assist you in putting your life back together piece by piece. It is possible to make better, drug-free choices; you just need to know that you have the power to do it. We can help you see that the power is within you and show you how to better decisions in life that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle that is free from drugs so that you can keep your life on track once you leave here.