Valium, a benzodiazepine, can be used to treat various medical problems such as seizures, anxiety and muscles spasms. In many alcohol and drug rehab centers, patients are given valium when treated for alcohol withdrawal to help them through the detox process. When used as advised under the care of a physician, valium can be very helpful at alleviating some of the most serious withdrawal symptoms from alcohol. However it is common for drug rehabs and addiction doctors to give long term prescriptions for valium to patients for after they leave rehab. While many people may go to rehab for their alcohol addiction, they leave rehab with a new habit, valium. Making matters worse, most people go back to drinking at some point after rehab; and mixing valium with alcohol can be a deadly combination.
Quitting habitual valium use suddenly is not advised. Talk to your doctor about weaning your dosages down slowly, but sometimes this may not be needed, especially if you are on a lower dosage. You should always seek medical advice from a licensed physician whenever changing your medications. If you are attempting to quit valium on your own, below is a list of the common valium withdrawal symptoms, which typically only last 3-5 days, but are different for everyone.
If you are concerned that your loved one may be overusing valium, you may notice some personality changes, seeking extra money or stealing, paranoia, preoccupation with their pills, frantically searching for more pills or acting spaced out, sleepy or detached. Emotionally they may seem more irritable, moody and irrational. In extreme cases withdrawal can cause panic attacks, seizures and heart palpitations.
If you think you need help for a valium addiction, call St. Jude's today, we can help you successfully overcome valium use problems with great success. Our program is unique; it is a non-treatment, non-rehab approach. This may seem confusing but you will not receive treatment at our program because addiction is not a disease that must be treated, but instead a behavioral issue. The Saint Jude Program is designed to help you realign your thoughts and behaviors to support your goals and priorities. Through St. Jude's proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Learning (CBL), you will begin replacing destructive habits and thoughts that right now are consumed by your current thoughts of valium. Although this may seem unattainable to you now, thousands of people have stopped their obsessive thoughts and so can you.
Discover who you are again and envision who you want to become at St, Jude's, and get your life back on the right track. Whatever life changes you want to make such as with family, friends, a career, or relationships; with Saint Jude's you can slowly begin to put the pieces of your life back together. It's time to take charge and built the life you truly want. Call today if you're ready to make a life-long change.