You can get addicted to Valium if you take the medication for its effects on the brain. Learn more here about how Valium addiction is formed. By the end of the article, you should be able recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction. Questions are welcomed at the end.
Valium discontinuation is expected to be accompanied by withdrawal symptoms which can be more or less severe, depending on the dose, frequency of use, and duration of Valium therapy. How can Valium withdrawal symoptoms be managed safely? Read, here.
It can take weeks to months to detox from Valium. More on tapering protocols here.
Yes, Valium shows up as a benzodiazepine and is detected in many 5-10 panel drug testing kits. In fact, urine concentrations of metabolites are detectable for several days to weeks after last use of Valium. More here on drug testing for Valium.
Practical ways that you can start helping a Valium addiction NOW.
You can ask for help for Valium addiction FIRST from your prescribing doctor or family doctor. Other professionals who can help include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and spiritual or religious leaders. More on getting help here.
It is difficult to OD on Valium. In fact, some people reported taking doses of up to 2000 mg Valium without serious effects. More on how to identify Valium overdose here.
Signs of physical addiction to (dependence on) Valium include constant drowsiness, fatigue, and ataxia. What other signs should you look for…and how is addiction to Valium treated? A concise review here.
When you snort Valium, you deliver high doses of diazepam to the brain almost immediately. What side effects occur? We explore here.
Doctors recommend tapering off Valium rather than a cold turkey Valium withdrawal. Learn why here. And inform yourself on best practices in getting off Valium.