Valium Withdrawal and Detox

Valium Withdrawal and DetoxWithdrawal from Valium, describes the symptoms you will feel when you begin to detox from the drug. Detox is a necessary process on the path to recovery from addiction, but withdrawal from benzodiazepines like Valium can actually be dangerous. With any drug detox poses the risk that you’ll relapse and use again, but with Valium there are also serious risks to your health. Given these points,  you should never attempt to stop using this drug without professional, medical supervision.

Heavy, long-term users of Valium are at the greatest risk of experiencing harmful withdrawal. Comparatively, less severe withdrawal will cause increased heart rate, sweating, tremors, nausea, vomiting, insomnia and anxiety. Lastly, withdrawal from Valium can cause distressing psychiatric symptoms, like hallucinations and delirium. It can also cause seizures and death in extreme cases.1

Symptoms of Valium Withdrawal

Heavy use over a long period of time leads to more difficult withdrawal symptoms. Valium withdrawal can be serious, but the symptoms are often less intense than more potent benzos.

Unfortunately, like all benzodiazepines, this drug can cause fierce withdrawal symptoms when use ceases, including:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Severe anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Restlessness and insomnia
  • Numbness
  • Panic attacks
  • Memory issues
  • Weakness
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sensory hypersensitivity
  • Heart palpitations
  • Muscle twitching

Depending on the seriousness of use, more dire complications can also arise, including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Depersonalization
  • Numbness/tingling in the arms and/or legs
  • Delirium
  • Psychosis
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Death

Reach Out For Help

At Transformations Treatment Center, we offer the types of treatment that uniquely addresses Valium addiction. Our addiction treatment professionals understand how to assess a benzo addiction. Additionally, we create an individualized care plan to address your unique needs. We use a holistic therapeutic approach to focus on the different aspects of addiction, such as physical dependence and psychological effects.

You don’t have to let addiction control your life. We provide holistic care and treatment using an individualized approach specifically tailored to your needs. Secondly, we help you lead a healthy, substance-free life with adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals, in addition to our first-rate facilities.

  1. Medscape. Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Use Disorders Clinical Presentation. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/290585-clinical
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