Are you concerned about your prescription Valium use? Is your loved one misusing Valium? Valium is an addictive prescription medication that requires treatment to safely detox from.
Indah Recovery is a comprehensive detox and addiction treatment facility that supports clients who struggle with other mental health disorders as well. At Indah Recovery we believe that through evidence-based and holistic treatment programs, we can support clients in the development of crucial strategies and skills to live a sustainable sober lifestyle.
What Is Valium?
Valium is the brand name of the drug Diazepam. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. It can also be used to calm the brain during withdrawal. Diazepam calms overactivity in the brain and helps individuals maintain focus and calm in anxiety causing situations.
Valium causes several side effects including:
- Muscle weakness
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty urinating
- Frequent urination
- Changes in sex drive or ability”
Valium misuse can actually occur quite easily. When a person takes Valium not as prescribed, uses it to get high, or takes someone else prescription it can lead to problematic use and addiction.
Is Valium Addictive?
Yes, Valium is addictive, even when used as prescribed. Individuals who are prescribed Valium should be wary of this and check with their doctor that none of their other medications will cause an extreme interaction.
Addiction to Valium can cause:
- “Loss of control of bodily movements
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- Slurred speech
- Slowed breathing and heartbeat
- Slowed breathing and heartbeat
- Loss of consciousness”
While individuals who are addicted to Valium are not typically at risk for overdose, when Valium is used with other narcotics it can be deadly. When mixed with opioids, natural or synthetic, the combination can be deadly. In fact, in 1 in 6 deaths attributed to opioids, users also had benzodiazepines in their system.
How To Find Valium Addiction Treatment Today
Individuals who are addicted to Valium should speak with the prescribing doctor. Inpatient residential addiction treatment is necessary for individuals who were prescribed Valium for anxiety and those who are misusing Valium without a prescription. Individuals addicted to Valium who use it for muscle spasms or seizures may need to seek addiction treatment through their doctor who can recommend a treatment center that can support their medical needs as well.
Individuals seeking addiction treatment for Valium should look for residential treatment centers that have both a detox program and an addiction treatment program that supports individuals with a dual diagnosis. Finding a treatment center that does both means that clients can have continuity of care through transitions from detox to treatment.
This is crucial to proper rehabilitative care because individuals who struggle with both anxiety and substance abuse will need comorbid treatment and continuous care. In a residential facility that has medically monitored detoxification and treatment, this type of client will have access to support 24/7 and will be able to work one on one with a counselor to learn tips, tricks, and strategies to manage both their anxiety and substance use.
Indah Recovery can specifically help people with an addiction to Valium as well. Our dual-diagnosis treatment program can support individuals struggling with anxiety and addiction. Our comprehensive programs are designed to support the clients through medically monitored detox and addiction treatment. In our luxury facility, clients can focus on rebuilding their total mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being. Indah Recovery is a treatment center that feels like home.
Our expert staff provide evidence-based and alternative therapeutic treatments. Our unique therapies are available to support individuals struggling with traditional rehabilitation methods. We support clients through detox, treatment, and offer alumni programs to continue supporting our graduates.