The Dangers of Valium Abuse and When to Seek Help
Valium is a valuable medicine for short-term treatment of anxiety disorders and insomnia. It is also useful in mitigating the symptoms of severe alcohol withdrawal. Valium can relieve tremors, muscle spasms, hallucinations, paranoia, and severe anxiety. Side effects include lethargy, mental confusion, headache, constipation, and erectile dysfunction. Seeking valium treatment means that we there is likely other components to consider given its benefits listed above.
Patients prescribed Valium can become addicted rather easily. Valium abusers eventually develop a tolerance for the drug, as well as physical and psychological dependency. It is estimated that half of patients given therapeutic doses for a period of six months will develop physical dependency.
Abrupt stoppage of Valium usage carries the risk of severe withdrawal symptoms, including tremors, rapid heartbeat, sweating, insomnia, irritability or rage, muscle cramps, vomiting, and even occasionally death. Going “cold turkey” is not the proper strategy in Valium treatment; usage should be gradually tapered off to avoid the risks of acute withdrawal.
Ocean Hills Recovery offers treatment for those looking to kick their addiction to Valium. Addiction to various prescription drugs has only been recognized as a major substance abuse problem in the last decade or so, and is the fastest growing segment of drug abuse, most likely because there is less social stigma and legal consequences attached to the use of prescriptions versus street drugs.
At Ocean Hills Recovery, you will find 30-, 60-, and 90-day programs tailored to you as an individual. Ocean Hills Recovery uses a unique approach called Collaborative Care, which combines exercise and proper nutrition to heal and restore the body while also employing the traditional psychological approaches to addiction. Perhaps most important is the fact that you will be taught to enjoy life in sobriety. Addiction is almost invariably rooted in the need for an escape from the bad parts of one’s own life. Thus, learning to experience joy without chemicals is a crucial step if one is going to remain clean on a permanent basis. This is the missing link in valium treatment programs, or recovery programs in general, which Ocean Hills Recovery provides.share