Valium is one of the most commonly abused types of benzodiazepines. Let Recovery Unplugged help you overcome your Valium withdrawal symptoms.
Each user’s Valium withdrawal experience will be different, depending upon the frequency and duration of their use; however, some of the more common symptoms tend to include migraine, dizziness, blurred vision, hallucinations, insomnia, stomach illness, nausea, irritability, depression, anxiety and more. These symptoms are likely to worsen, the longer Valium abuse continues untreated. Valium withdrawal can last for weeks and manifest in as little as a day after the last cycle of use. If you or your loved one are experiencing these symptoms, do not ignore them. Get help immediately to prevent long-term health issues. You don’t have to live your life in withdrawal.
It’s not uncommon for Valium users to self-medicate using alcohol as well; this is never a good idea as one substance’s effects directly influence and compound the other. Both Valium and alcohol are central nervous system depressants that can slow or even stop the breathing process. Concurrent alcohol and Valium problems need to be confronted and treated as soon as possible. Both alcohol and Valium are potentially addictive when used separately. When used together, the symptoms of both drugs are enhanced, as is the danger to the individual taking the drugs. Several of the symptoms of mixing alcohol and Valium include memory issues, impaired coordination, shallow breathing, fainting, drowsiness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating and more.
Withdrawal from any drug, whether it’s benzos, painkillers or anything else, should be treated as a medical procedure, just like surgery or diagnostic testing. It should be managed by an addiction-trained physician and nurses who are trained in the symptoms or withdrawal and can intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Valium withdrawal can last for months and may require ongoing medical maintenance. While symptoms will taper over time, it can take a long time. After Valium withdrawal treatment, patients should undergo comprehensive rehab and behavioral therapy. Withdrawal treatment is not meant to replace any other aspect of care and should be administered as the first stage of a comprehensive overall treatment program.