Valium (Diazepam) is a benzodiazepine sometimes prescribed by physicians or psychiatrists to help treat those suffering from anxiety and/or panic attacks. It can also be used as a muscle relaxant or sedative. Valium supplants chemicals ordinarily created by the brain to slow down uncharacteristically fast electrical activity. Valium addiction generally begins when a user takes it regularly over an extended period. When attempting to stop, the brain is no longer able to adequately produce the natural chemicals needed to keep up with with the demand. A this point a person is physically addicted to valium.
When taken in conjunction with powerful opioids such as Methadone and Morphine, Valium interacts very dangerously and often leads to slow pulse, shallow breathing, overdose, and even death.
Valium addiction does not happen overnight, and most people don’t realize there is a problem until it is too late. The user general likes the way they feel when taking the drug and dislike the discomfort (both mentally and physically) when not on it. When off Valium, users lose their appetite, suffer from anxiety and sweats, get stomach cramps, and/or suffer from shakes. The following are some signs and symptoms of Valium addiction:
Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Valium addiction. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in a Valium treatment program that meets your personal needs.