VALIUM REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

Valium is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is used to treat conditions like anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, insomnia, and more. It is one of the most easily recognized drugs in the world and at one point was the best-selling drug in the U.S.

With a high potential for Valium abuse and since its peak in the 1970s, the use of the drug has become controversial. In 2014, 103,000 Americans aged 12-17 and 416,000 Americans aged 18-25 reported using tranquilizers like Valium for non-medical purposes.

Valium Abuse

SYMPTOMS

In order to achieve a “high” effect, Valium users often take the drug in combination with another substance, take excess doses, or take more frequent doses than prescribed. All of these practices are very dangerous and can lead to Valium addiction, but are often done to achieve feelings of:

  • Relaxation
  • An overall euphoria
  • Reduced coordination
  • A warm sensation
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced stress

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Dangers & Effects

Because of its effects on the brain, a person can become easily dependent on Valium and continue to increase their doses in order to achieve the effects they want. Unfortunately, this use can lead to both short-term and long-term effects as well as a need for Valium treatment. Effects include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea

Long-term effects include:

  • Shaking or tremors
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased risk of heart attack

Withdrawal

In our Valium recovery program, our experts know that individuals who use Valium for an extended period of time and abruptly stop may experience withdrawal symptoms 1-4 days following their last use. These symptoms can vary in each individual, but may include things like:

  • Increased potential for seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Respiratory distress
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Headaches

Treatment Option

Because Valium is a common drug, it doesn’t take much for those using it to become dependent. If you or a loved one is currently abusing Valium, we encourage you to discover our Valium rehab center at Victory Bay. At our state-of-the-art facility, we offer the best in recovery care to help you eliminate your addiction and live a healthy life. You’ll find trained and trustworthy professionals who will be with you every step of the way to help you achieve success. Contact us today.

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