Learn More Now: How we can help you when going through Valium addiction withdrawal symptoms
Valium – Diazepam component – is prescription medication (narcotic) that works on the central nervous system, acting in the GABA-A receptors in the brain, as a calming agent. It is used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, and delirium tremens from alcohol withdrawal, spasms, etc. If taken for a long period of time – whether medically or recreationally – Valium addiction withdrawal symptoms will appear when consumption of the drug is reduced or stopped abruptly.
Valium is a very strong narcotic, which is why it’s available by prescription only. However, this does not stop consumers from abusing the medication and/or using it as a recreational drug– buying and reselling it illegally.
Valium withdrawals timeline starts with the most obvious– dependence. When Valium starts building up in the system, the body decreases natural production of anxiety-relieving chemicals in the brain. This, after a certain period of time, leads to a dependence of the drug in order to maintain a certain sense of calm and control.
When you stop taking the medication, whether it’s by lowering the dosage or simply stopping cold turkey, your body goes through a series of symptoms and manifestations that are known as valium addiction withdrawal symptoms. The way these symptoms appear and the severity, depend on a number of factors, including your current health state, dosage used, and time of use.
However, Valium addiction withdrawal symptoms have often included:
- Anxiety attacks
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle pain
While Valium withdrawals timeline is not always fixed or does not manifest the exact same way in everyone, it is important to detox from the drug in a safe environment with the care of medical experts that can make the process easier for you.
Valium withdrawal and detox is possible and, depending on your state of mind and your physical health, it can last a few days and/or weeks, instead of months. It is always recommended to engage in mental (therapy, meditation, counseling) and physical activities (yoga, exercise, training) in order to have a faster recovery.
Valium addiction withdrawal symptoms can be heavier or more severe in a person if the dependence or addiction has been present for a long period of time. This is why detoxing while in the care of medical experts is highly recommended.
Because the Valium withdrawals timeline can change, it is important to have the support of experts in the field, those that can assist you in the case of extreme anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, and help prevent seizures and/or suicidal thoughts.
In general terms, when you engage in a detoxification process, the idea is to remove the drug from your system, while trying to minimize as much as possible the withdrawal symptoms. Getting you healthier safely and quickly, is as important as helping you prevent a relapse and teaching you ways to cope with a new drug-free lifestyle.
Going through a successful Valium withdrawal and detox process can also be helped when you adopt new methodologies that become part of your life. These include; building a strong and trustworthy support network, going to therapy (individual or group), changing your routine, adding light exercise to your daily schedule, getting plenty of rest, and having good nutrition.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.