Diazepam Addiction Treatment Explained

Best Facilities For Diazepam Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that people may not know they are susceptible to until surgery, cancer, or a serious injury introduces a prescription pain medication into their system. This critical time is when a dependency can develop, which can quickly lead to addiction. Diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Diazepam Intensol) addiction is a complex medical conditioning affecting the brain. If you or a loved one need diazepam addiction treatment, WhiteSands Addiction Treatment Centers in Fort Myers and Tampa FL are medically staffed facilities that can help you.

Diazepam Addiction Treatment

How do you know if you or someone you care about needs diazepam addiction treatment? The following symptoms indicate an addiction to diazepam.

  • Continuing using diazepam even if experiencing problems with the drug
  • Unable to function normally without the drug
  • Experiencing problems on the job
  • Hoarding pills to take larger doses
  • Avoiding family, friends, and social activities
  • Giving up activities such as golfing, bowling, or hobbies
  • Obsession with diazepam and craving it
  • Stealing prescription drugs from other people
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Doctor shopping to get more prescriptions

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, seek treatment immediately. One of the reasons diazepam is so addictive is because it replaces the normal brain chemical, and the user gets a relaxed euphoric feeling. Judgment and self-control are also affected by the drug. A person’s biological makeup can also contribute to the susceptibility to addiction. Addictive behavior runs in families and genetics can makeup to fifty-percent of the addiction risk. Other risks include environmental factors, social associates, emotional pain, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dual diagnosis.

Is Diazepam Addictive

The answer is yes, if you have wondered “is diazepam addictive?” It is a highly addictive drug because it affects both the mind and the body. When diazepam is used on a daily basis, the feeling of euphoria the user experiences can trigger the desire to keep using it over and over. Two warning signs of diazepam addiction are:

Tolerance

When you use diazepam on a continual basis, you can build a tolerance to it before you realize it is happening. Tolerance results when the dose being taken no longer produces the desired effect. As a result you increase the amount and frequency of your dose.

Physical Dependence

Once the brain has adjusted to the effects of diazepam, the drug can change the the structure and function of its nerve cells. If you have become physically dependent on the diazepam and stop taking it, you will experience serious withdrawal symptoms.

Some of the more serious side effects that can occur from the use of diazepam include, hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, hostility, fainting, muscle tremors, slowed breathing, and loss of bladder control. WhiteSands Addiction Treatment Centers’ counselors are available to answer your questions about diazepam addiction and options to create a personalized treatment program that will promote long-term recovery.

Diazepam Addiction Withdrawal

Diazepam addiction withdrawal symptoms may begin in just a few hours following the last dose. During the first 24 to 72 hours you may experience heavy sweating, agitation, and tremors. Physical withdrawal symptoms lessen after the first week, but emotional ones still remain. You may have difficulty sleeping. Two weeks after stopping diazepam, rebound withdrawal symptoms occur. These symptoms will be the same ones you experienced in the beginning days of withdrawal and will be the same intensity. You will experience another set of rebound symptoms between the third and fourth weeks, but the intensity level will less than before. There should be a marked decline in symptoms within six to eight weeks and your body should be resuming normalcy.

WhiteSands Addiction Treatment Centers are dedicated to helping people recover from addiction. Diazepam detox should take place in an inpatient environment, and the staff at WhiteSands includes medical personnel and trained addiction counselors. Call WhiteSands today for a better life tomorrow.

Sources:

https://www.dea.gov/druginfo/drug_data_sheets/Benzodiazepines.pdf

http://winmentalhealth.com/valium_history_minor_tranquilizer_effects_side_effects_diazepam.php

http://ginad.org/en/drugs/drugs/227/benzodiazepines

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states

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.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.