Valium Addiction & Detox Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2019, 16 percent of overdose deaths involving opioids also involved benzodiazepines such as Valium, which were prescribed for anxiety or to help with insomnia.

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Valium Detox Treatment

Our detox treatment center in New Jersey can help reduce painful withdrawal. Medically supervised detoxification is the safest way to rid the body of this drug. Detoxing is the first step toward treating Valium addiction. Avatar Residential Detox Center has a detox center available 24 hours a day. Clients receive the treatment and support they need to help build a healthy lifestyle for themselves. A clinically supervised medical detox is the best way to manage withdrawal symptoms and keep the user safe. Benzodiazepine detox and withdrawal management can take several days to weeks, although it varies based on an individual’s circumstances.

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Valium Addiction Recovery in NJ

Valium or Diazepam is an addictive prescription drug from the benzodiazepine family that has a powerful effect on the central nervous system by suppressing the nerves, which produces a calming effect. It belongs to the class of antianxiety agents and is also prescribed as a muscle relaxant. Valium is prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Valium is abused for its pleasant and relaxing effects in many instances, which facilitate good sleep, relaxed mental state, and loss of inhibition for drug addicts.

Individuals with untreated sleep apnea should not take Valium. The relaxant effects of the drug make sleep apnea worse. When people start consuming the medication in larger quantities or other than the prescribed dosage, it leads to continuous dependency and addiction. The Avatar Residential Detox Center offers methodical Valium detox programs to negotiate Diazepam addiction and reduce relapses’ risk.

Signs of Valium Addiction

  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired coordination
  • Dilated pupils
  • Changes in appetite
  • Uncharacteristic sadness or irritability
  • Shaking (from withdrawal)

Valium Drug Interactions

Valium is relatively safe for older adults when taken as prescribed by a medical professional. Mixing a benzodiazepine with other medications, alcohol, or drugs, can cause dangerous drug interactions. Side effects include disorientation, confusion, sedation, accidents, brain damage, coma, or overdose. Combining Diazepam with other legal or illicit substances also increases the chances of addiction.

Mixing benzodiazepine with other substances can enhance the effects of the drug. Individuals with valid prescriptions may be unaware of the risk of drinking alcohol or consuming other medications simultaneously. Since benzos act as a tranquilizer, they can escalate the sedative effects of alcohol and some illegal drugs, leaving the user more prone to confusion, grogginess, and potential injury.

Valium is commonly prescribed in some medication-assisted treatment programs to help manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Our medically supervised detox program provides 24-hour supervision, the safest, most effective way to withdraw from benzodiazepines and additional substances.

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Signs and Symptoms

Side Effects of Withdrawal from Valium

Once a physical dependence and tolerance to the drug develops, the individual takes a higher dosage to maintain the drug’s effects. The increased tolerance generates an outbreak of concerning symptoms when individuals voluntarily quit the consumption or reduce the dosage level of Valium. The classic Valium/Diazepam withdrawal model consists of two stages – General Withdrawal Stage and Acute Stage. There are physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal, the most prominent Valium withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Insomnia
  • Mild Amnesia
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Spasms

Valium Detox Treatment Timeline

The patient will not experience withdrawal symptoms immediately after their last dose of Valium. Due to the long-lasting nature of the effects of the drug, it takes a more extended time for them to begin exhibiting symptoms of withdrawal. Several factors can impact the severity of withdrawal, such as short or long-term addiction, mental health status, co-occurring drug use, drug abuse severity, and overall physical health. The following points explain the typical withdrawal symptoms of detox:

Week 1:

During the initial first week of the withdrawal detox schedule, the patient experiences various detox symptoms such as hallucinations, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, etc.

Week 2:

In the second week, the symptoms will intensify, and over time, the symptoms start to subside.

Week 3:

After two weeks of detox, the patient might experience hypersensitivity, rebound withdrawal symptoms.
One Month: The symptoms will lessen, and patients will feel sober after one month of Valium detox time.

Aftercare:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and addiction treatment should always follow the Valium detox. Support groups as part of your aftercare plan are encouraged.

 

Valium Addiction Treatment in NJ

No matter the age and circumstances of people suffering from diazepam addiction or benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, our detox treatments follow the most effective strategies to carefully address rebound withdrawal symptoms and provide a fast recovery from Valium dependency. Even though the internet displays natural remedies for Valium detoxing, keep in mind that stopping benzos cold-turkey to detox at home is not a good option for severe addiction cases; symptoms of withdrawal can be life-threatening.

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About Detox

Valium Addiction Treatment

Inpatient Treatment Center
Inpatient treatment after detox is known to increase the success rate of recovery without relapse. Our beautiful campus is set on ten private acres in the middle of the Ramapo Mountains.

Medication-assisted Detox
At Valium Detox Center NJ, we offer customized medication-assisted detox treatment to our clients. Treatment differs from patient to patient because it considers the level of severity of the addiction. There is a combination of medicines like buprenorphine and methadone that decrease cravings and, therefore, consumption. MAT can be used to detox benzos; however, it must be done with caution and medical supervision.

Dual Diagnosis
Many people diagnosed with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental illness or behavioral disorder. Clients with a co-occurring disorder require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both diseases. To treat this, we offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, group therapy, individual therapy, and specialty therapies to help individuals cope with anxiety and other triggers.

Aftercare planning
At Avatar, once rehab is complete, we conduct aftercare planning sessions with our clients. Our team of medical professionals develops the most suitable and personalized aftercare plans based on a client’s unique needs that aid in long-term recovery.
We accept all major insurances such as Molina, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, CareFirst, Anthem Health, and many more. We can easily verify your insurance coverage. Insurance coverage varies from one person and one plan to the next. However, as one of the best rehab facilities, count on getting the care you need here. Coverage is usually available for most of our services, including detox, residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and medication-assisted treatment. Avatar also offers customized flexible self-pay options for all our treatments. We understand obstacles standing in the way of receiving treatment can feel overwhelming. For our clients that are unable to travel to and from our facility, we offer courtesy transportation.