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What is Valium?
Valium is a brand name for the prescription medication Diazepam and is part of the benzodiazepine class of drugs. Valium is primarily used to treat anxiety, seizures, and to aid in the process of alcohol withdrawal. Valium can also be used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. Valium produces a feeling of relaxation and calmness by increasing the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. Valium also acts as a depressant on the central nervous system. The calming effects of Valium place individuals who consume it at high risk for developing a valium addiction.
Whether taken as prescribed or abused, long term use of Valium can result in physical dependence and psychological dependence. The physical dependence results from building a tolerance, fueling the desire for more of the substance to experience the same effect over time. Valium addiction is a major-medical disorder, and drug addiction rehab has been proven to treat the condition successfully.
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Signs of Valium Addiction
Once someone develops a Valium addiction, frequent behavioral and psychological changes may include the following: increased anxiety, restlessness, irritability, depression, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, irrational or disorganized thinking, and memory problems.
Also, they will appear preoccupied with obtaining Valium at any cost, regardless of potential consequences. Once a user has a tolerance to the effect of Valium, they are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms if they discontinue taking it. The withdrawal of Valium can be dangerous and painful if done without the assistance of appropriate medical supervision.
Symptoms of Valium Addiction
An individual that has taken Valium will begin to experience the effects within 30 minutes and can experience those effects for the next several hours. At low doses, Valium may cause confusion, impaired motor skills, and drowsiness. At higher doses, the results of Valium are quite like those of alcohol intoxication. If someone is using Valium in large amounts, they may display the following symptoms: poor judgment, slurred speech, disorientation, double vision, dry mouth, tremors, nausea or vomiting, painful or difficult urination, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, memory issues, and seizures. Long term use of Valium may result in increased risk for dementia and other brain disorders.
Valium Effects & Withdrawal
The length of time that Valium remains in your system is dependent on a variety of factors based on the individual, the amount, and duration of time used. Valium can be detected in blood samples up to 48 hours after the last use, in urine samples for up to six weeks, in saliva tests for up to 10 days, and hair follicle tests for up to 90 days.
Valium withdrawal varies significantly based on individual factors (age, height, weight) and the length of time and amount of Valium used; however, the initial withdrawal process can take approximately 10 to 14 days. Common physical symptoms of Valium withdrawal may include tremors, intense stomach pain, sweating, high blood pressure, impaired vision, numbness, intestinal and digestive problems, insomnia, and seizures.
Common psychological symptoms may include increased anxiety, agitation, depression, hallucinations, and psychosis. It is imperative that someone who has developed a Valium addiction not attempt to withdrawal on their own without seeking medical care due to potentially fatal symptoms that require appropriate medical supervision, such as a high chance of seizures.
Risks of Valium Abuse & Addiction
Risks of Valium Abuse and Addiction Valium is overprescribed and over consumed. Valium addiction, along with other central nervous system depressants, such as alcohol addiction and OxyContin addiction, are increasing in popularity due to accessibility. When Valium used in conjunction with other depressants, the sedative effects of the substances increase significantly, placing an individual at alarmingly high risk of overdose, respiratory depression, and death.
Understanding the Valium Addiction Treatment Plan
While everyone’s treatment plan will differ to some extent, at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we offer comprehensive rehab programs that provide the support recovering addicts need to find long-lasting recovery.
Valium Addiction Treatment
At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we treat addiction with individual and group therapy, combined with medical and holistic approaches, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team and managing the individual. Patients can address core issues with their therapist, build support networks with peers, discuss medical conditions with our staff doctor, and work with our staff psychiatrist to treat any mental health conditions and identify an effective medication regimen. Often, addressing mental health conditions like anxiety with therapy and non-addictive medications is vital for successful recovery from dependence on Valium or other benzodiazepine medications, especially for individuals who developed an addiction due to use of prescription medications.
Medication Assisted Treatment
To help patients recover from valium addiction and co-occurring disorders, we offer medication management. Our experienced, compassionate psychiatric and medical staff works together with patients to develop a medication regimen to help manage cravings, issues like anxiety and depression, and general medical concerns to ensure a full recovery and regain optimal health.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many individuals who abuse Valium suffer from an underlying or co-occurring disorder, such as anxiety, which causes them to abuse substances to self-medicate. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we treat both the Valium addiction and any co-occurring issues with a combination of therapy, medication, and life skills training.
Our Valium Rehab Center
During treatment at our Valium addiction treatment center, patients will meet with therapists weekly for individual sessions and engage in anywhere from 9-25 hours of intensive group therapy.
Individuals will integrate coping skills, relapse prevention tactics, emotional regulation exercises, and life skills, alongside addressing any underlying issues that contribute to their addiction, such as trauma resolution, family and relationship issues, and more.
They will begin to learn why they started their Valium addiction and how to have a life of recovery. Call now and take the first step towards changing your life.
Does Insurance Cover Valium Addiction Treatment?
Insurance plans often cover the cost of Valium addiction treatment. The coverage offered by each insurance plan differs based on their specific criteria; however, most insurance plans include the price of a majority of all the expenses of valium drug rehab. For individuals without insurance seeking Valium addiction treatment, we offer flexible self-pay plans. If you are considering entering Valium addiction treatment and are looking to obtain thorough information about your insurance and payment options, call our trained and compassionate staff today.
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