Valium Addiction Treatment in Las Vegas
Therapy and Care for Tranquilizer Addiction
Valium, also known as diazepam, is classified as a tranquilizer and is used to treat symptoms from alcohol withdrawal, psychosis caused by sudden alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, anxiety, panic disorders, feelings of restlessness, and inability to sit still. The drug works by enhancing the effects of GABA, a naturally occurring amino acid that decreases the activity in the nervous system. While Valium can be effective when used as intended and under medical supervision, it has strong addictive potential. Unfortunately, even with a prescription, taking the drug for longer than four to six weeks increases the likelihood of addiction. As users become more dependent on the drug, they tend to increase their doses in order to experience the same effects. When this occurs, the visible signs of addiction might become more apparent.
Signs of Valium abuse to watch out for include:
- Slurred speech
- Impaired coordination
- Dilated pupils
- Changes in appetite
- Shaking from withdrawal
Some of the side effects of Valium abuse are threatening or even dangerous. These include:
- Persistent drowsiness
- Memory loss
- Blood in urine or stool
- Sleeping problems
Why a Medical Detox Is a Helpful Step on the Road to Recovery
The short-term relief that users experience from Valium abuse is a double-edged sword. As Valium builds up in the body, the body cuts back its production of natural anxiety relief. Stopping Valium use on one’s own can be a dangerous task, as it can lead to seizures, comas, hallucinations, depersonalization, convulsions, and, possibly, death. Valium is a benzodiazepine that comes with potentially long-lasting and protracted withdrawal symptoms which could result in seizure and serious physical and mental harm if not handled the right way.
Other symptoms of Valium withdrawal include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle pain
- Severe anxiety
- Restlessness and insomnia
- Panic attacks
- Memory issues
- Reduced appetite
- Sensory hypersensitivity
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle twitching
Personalized Treatment and Rehab for Valium Abuse
As demonstrated by the symptoms above, Valium withdrawal can be quite challenging, but it is not impossible to overcome and there is always a support system available. The team at Nestled Recovery Center works to provide this support system and the tools the patient will require to continue on a healthy path. When recovery from Valium addiction is the goal, our medical detox program is typically the first step. Because the addiction oftentimes starts from a previous prescription, or from an underlying mental health issue, we will work to identify the source of the urges. This will allow us to treat the patient’s addiction while being mindful to treat the symptoms of a co-occurring disease. The Nestled Recovery Center advocates and facilitates a holistic treatment experience. Our residential program treats the whole person, caring for our patient’s specific needs and helping them start the road to a healthy life.
At The Nestled Recovery, you will receive a holistic approach to treatment that helps address the underlying causes of addiction, while also safely and comfortably detoxing and learning about ways to manage the triggers and urges during drug rehab.
If you are struggling with Valium abuse, or have a loved one who is, don’t wait to contact The Nestled Recovery Center. You can reach us by phone at (702) 299-6406 or contact us online. Feel free to ask us about any of our other treatment programs as well.