Valium is a potent benzodiazepine, usually prescribed as the generic “Diazepam,” and is prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Users can easily become addicted, though, as they quickly develop a tolerance and need to keep upping their dose to achieve the same relief. Even though many Valium users had a legitimate need to take benzos at first, it’s common for patients to notice that their prescribed dosage no longer has the same effect it once did. Users may notice that the feelings of intense relaxation and euphoria they used to experience can only be achieved with more and more pills. Eventually, anxiety becomes even more acute, as users become fixated on where they will get their next pills as they suffer from strong cravings.
The good news is that there is hope. Turn to The Carter Treatment Center to break free from the chains of addiction. We are committed to helping patients get clean from Valium addiction. If you or a loved one is addicted to Valium, Xanax, or other drugs, please contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
Am I Addicted to Valium?
It can be difficult to admit to an addiction, especially if you were prescribed pills to manage anxiety. It’s easy to underestimate the abuse potential of prescription drugs, but these are actually more commonly abused than street drugs. If you become antsy and irritable when you don’t have access to more pills, or if you’re taking more pills to get the same effect, it could be a sign of growing dependence. Many who are addicted to Valium experience both physical and psychological addiction and need more and more pills to function. This can put a huge strain on relationships as users lose interest in things they used to care about, including work or school.
Warning signs of Valium addiction:
- Experiencing withdrawal, including symptoms of dizziness, tremors, and nausea
- Isolation and secretiveness about Valium usage
- Drowsiness, dozing off, or passing out in public
- Mood swings and irritability
- “Doctor shopping” to obtain more Valium prescriptions
- Taking Valium when you don’t feel anxious
Two Rehab Facility Locations for Your Convenience: Suwanee and Cumming
We believe anyone can recover from drug addiction and overcome the toll it takes on them mentally, physically, and emotionally. At The Carter Treatment Center, we have extensive holistic treatment services and offer therapies that will appeal to your hobbies and interests as you take strides in your journey to sobriety.
Our centers are located in Cumming and Suwanee, Georgia, and we provide drug rehab for patients residing in Dawsonville, Canton, Milton, John’s Creek, Gainesville, Alpharetta, and Roswell. Contact us online or call us at (678) 737-4430 to learn more.
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