Are you or a loved one considering a Valium detox? At Guardian Recovery Network we understand how difficult Valium withdrawal can be. The withdrawal symptoms make quitting hard even when someone desperately wants to stop. The key to overcoming this obstacle is a medically supervised detox where withdrawal symptoms can eased with medication in a comfortable, supportive, homestyle environment. Beyond physical stabilization, detox is also an important time to plan a path forward in recovery. At Guardian Recovery Network we first provide a safe, pain-free detox, then we get to work putting together a plan for long-term sobriety. We perform an in-depth initial evaluation and tailor a treatment plan unique to each client’s needs and recovery goals.
Valium is the brand name of the drug diazepam, a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety-related disorders, seizures and symptoms associated with acute alcohol withdrawal. It is known for being longer-lasting than other medications in the same class and can be highly addictive quickly — a physical and psychological dependence can take hold after several days or weeks of repeated use. Individuals who use Valium — even as prescribed by a medical professional — can quickly develop a physical tolerance, and once this tolerance develops they will inevitably experience symptoms of withdrawal as soon as use is abruptly ceased.
Over the course of the past several decades, rates of Valium abuse and addiction have been on the rise throughout the U.S. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that rates of benzodiazepine use are high among members of every demographic, and that between 2015 and 2016 an estimated 30.5 million adults used benzodiazepines like Valium. Despite high rates of use, only 17.1 percent of men and women who used these medications misused them on a regular basis, and only 2 percent had diagnosable benzodiazepine use disorders. However, it is important to note that this abuse rate is only among men and women who obtained a written prescription from a medical professional. Many people who abuse drugs like Valium obtain them from a friend or relative. If you or someone close to you has been abusing Valium or any other benzodiazepine medication, Guardian Recovery Network is available to help.