Diazepam – which is often prescribed as Valium – is a highly addictive anti-anxiety medication that has been prescribed to millions of Americans. If you are now struggling with Valium addiction due to a prescription, or if you began using Valium without a prescription, then you might feel like you are at a low point in your life. The Good Life Treatment Center is here to help you lift yourself again. At our North Palm Beach rehabilitation center, we combined medical care, mental health treatments, and holistic wellness activities to empower you. Let’s defeat Valium addiction together.
Valium, or diazepam, can potentially cause several side effects, although not everyone will experience them and some might be more common or severe than others. Some of the side effects include:
Valium, like other benzodiazepines, can be addictive due to the way it affects the brain. It enhances the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces brain activity. This calming effect can be pleasurable and can lead to a sense of relaxation and relief from anxiety.
Over time, some individuals may develop a tolerance to Valium. This means that the same dose no longer produces the desired effects, leading them to take higher doses to achieve the same level of relief or euphoria. This increased dosage can contribute to physical and psychological dependence.
Addiction to Valium can occur when a person starts to rely on the drug to cope with everyday life or feels unable to function without it. The development of a tolerance and dependence, combined with the relief or euphoria it provides, can lead to addictive behaviors such as:
The risk of addiction can increase if Valium is used recreationally or for an extended period beyond the prescribed duration. Abruptly stopping Valium after long-term use can lead to withdrawal symptoms, reinforcing the need for the drug and contributing to continued use to avoid these symptoms.
To mitigate the risk of addiction, it's crucial to take Valium exactly as prescribed by a healthcare professional, use it for the prescribed duration, and communicate openly about any concerns or changes in its effects. If someone is experiencing difficulties controlling their use of Valium or suspects they may have developed an addiction, seeking professional help and support is essential for a safe and healthy recovery.
When you take Valium, the drug’s sedative nature can put you in a mental haze that makes you unaware of the harm it is doing. Oftentimes, Valium users need to reflect on how they felt while they were affected by the drug to see the beginnings of drug abuse symptoms.
Valium abuse can cause many short-term side effects, such as:
People who are becoming addicted to Valium or who have already begun to abuse it can also experience non-physical symptoms that hurt their lives and happiness in different ways. You might ignore your friends and family because you cannot help but seek out another dose of Valium. Or you might begin to struggle with your finances because you are spending so much on illegally obtained pills. If you have noticed that your life seems to be in jeopardy ever since you were first prescribed or given Valium, then it is time to call our North Palm Beach Valium treatment center at (561) 250-8552.
The short-term side effects of Valium abuse can be problematic and potentially harmful to your health. The risk of suffering a health condition, be it physical or mental, will only increase as Valium abuse continues.
Severe symptoms and consequences of extended Valium abuse can include:
In rare cases, Valium abuse can cause ataxia or the loss of bodily control. Users may collapse suddenly due to their legs feeling unstable or as if they do not have control of them. If you have collapsed at least once from using Valium, then please reach out to our drug and alcohol treatment facility as soon as possible before another serious ataxia event occurs.
The Good Life Treatment Center has a variety of treatment methods and programs available to people who come to our doors to overcome Valium addiction. We would be happy to be your guide to sobriety, too. It all begins with speaking with a member of our team about what happened, so we can get a better understanding of what treatments will work best for you as an individual with unique needs and expectations.
Some of our programs and treatments that might work for you are:
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