Valium Detox Program
Valium Detox Program
Valium Addiction Treatment
Becoming addicted to a powerful prescription drug like Valium (diazepam) is not only tough to detox from, it is also difficult to recover from. Benzodiazepines such as Valium are typically prescribed for anxiety, panic disorders, and muscle spasms. Additionally, Valium is also used to treat alcohol with withdrawal symptoms because of its sedative effects. People who abuse Valium desire the drug because it causes them to feel relaxed and calm.
Like other addictive drugs, Valium causes the addict to develop a tolerance to it, which means that in time they will require more and more of the drug to reach the same desired effects. This endless cycle of substance abuse means that a Valium detox is the best way to get better. At Evoke Florida, we specialize in medical benzodiazepine detox for men and women that are suffering from this chemcial dependency.
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It is very common to hear about Valium addicts seeing more than one doctor to get a prescription for Valium as well as buying it illegally off the street. Valium is also abused along with other substances such as alcohol, opiates, or cocaine, and methamphetamine. Combining Valium with other substances is extremely dangerous and can easily lead to an accidental overdose. Since addicts create homemade drug concoctions usually while under the influence, they can easily take too much Valium when intoxicated or high and overdose. Additionally, since Valium is a central nervous depressant consuming Valium with other CNS substances like alcohol and opiates -the likelihood of respiratory failure is extreme.
Some Valium addicts do not mix Valium with other substances but are still abusing the drug by taking higher than prescribed doses. The signs that someone is addicted to Valium often start with minor differences in behavior. A Valium addict may sleep more often or express that they are tired, more than usual. Slurred speech and inactivity are also signs that someone is taking too much Valium and indicating an addiction. Other behaviors Valium addicts display are missing or being late to work or other responsibilities, neglecting self-care routines (showers, house cleaning). More obvious signs include forgetting where objects are repeatedly, driving while on Valium, and distancing themselves from the family or friends. Valium addicts also are subject to legal consequences from illegally filling prescriptions or buying Valium from drug dealers and getting caught.
Valium Withdrawal Symptoms
Unfortunately, the Valium withdrawal symptoms that people experience once they have become physically dependent on Valium are severe and can cause a life-threatening condition to manifest. Seizures are prevalent withdrawal symptoms that can lead to death and frequently occur with Valium addiction. Since the withdrawal symptoms are so dangerous, a person who is addicted to Valium must have medical supervision to help them detox safely. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) lists the symptoms of Valium and benzodiazepine withdrawal.
Those who have become addicted to a prescription CNS depressant and stop using the drug abruptly may experience withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms-which can begin as early as a few hours after the drug was last taken—include:
Since Valium is classified as a central nervous depressant, the person who is addicted to Valium will usually experience Valium detox symptoms that often mirror the exact symptoms that Valium was initially prescribed or abused to minimize. The most common reason Valium is prescribed is to deter anxiety and to help a person relax and remain calm. The withdrawal symptoms cause the same symptoms to happen and often to a much higher degree. Valium addicts will feel panicky and extremely uncomfortable when they are not on Valium. This then prompts the addict to need more Valium to feel normal, which to them is ‘high’ or under the influence of Valium.
A Safe Valium Detox
The program that Evoke Florida offers for persons who are addicted to Valium and other benzodiazepines begins with a medically supervised detox. Since the withdrawal symptoms cause seizures, the protocol for detox is to prescribe a taper down regimen of Valium to prevent a medical emergency. Our Florida Valium detox program prescribes smaller and smaller doses of Valium to help the person detox safely. Other medications are also administered to help with insomnia, anxiety, and heart palpitations.
The staff at Evoke Florida detox all specialize in benzodiazepine detoxification and addiction. Each client is monitored around the clock and seen regularly by our full medical team of doctors, psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, and therapists. The amount of time it takes for a person to detox from Valium ranges from 10 days up to 2 or more weeks. During detox, clients are allowed to rest and recover. They are encouraged to participate in groups about Valium addiction once they are able. Since Valium is addicting, our detox center works to encourage all clients to remain for one of our specialized drug treatment programs.
Our Florida Valium detox center is directly connected to our benzodiazepine addiction treatment programs. The programs we offer for Valium addiction utilize evidence-based forms of therapy to treat this addiction. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of evidence-based treatment that has proven to assist addicts in learning how to remain drug and alcohol-free for years. To learn about our Valium detox program and the available treatment, please speak with one of our detox program specialists. A person who is addicted to Valium can recover. The first step is to help them detox safely with a taper down regimen and a supportive environment. Evoke Florida is a professional medically supervised detox center that is licensed by the state of Florida health department. We sustain our rates of success by offering cutting edge treatment programs and superior care from our professional staff members who specialize in addiction detoxification and recovery.