Three million people struggle with Valium abuse and addiction. The fact is that only a very small percentage (less than 3 percent) will get the help that they need. If you have tried to quit and want to know: how can I detox from Valium, help is here!
Get Professional Detox Help
Valium is the trademark name for diazepam which is a sedative from the family of drugs called benzodiazepines. Valium has been used to treat clinical depression and anxiety disorder as well as alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Valium works by decreasing the amount of Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) that is produced and slows brain chemistry.
Trying to quit Valium without professional detox can be dangerous as it will create a sudden change in brain function and can lead to terrifying nightmares, delusions, seizures and death. Most doctors strongly encourage persons who want to stop using Valium to get professional detox help.
Medical Detox from Valium Abuse
The best way to detox from Valium abuse is with the assistance of an inpatient medical detox. An inpatient medical detox will allow you to stay in a facility for a specific amount of time while the drug is removed from your system.
Medical detox from Valium may take from seven to ten days, depending on the severity of abuse. Most people begin to experience the side effects from withdrawal within a few hours after the last time the drug was used. Valium withdrawal may include:
The method of medical detox will play a significant role in how comfortable/uncomfortable you are throughout the process.
Medical Detox with Oral Medication
Traditional medical detox programs use oral medications throughout the process. The problem with oral medications is that it takes time for the body to absorb them before they are effective, during which time the patient is left to endure painful withdrawal.
Patient comfort or a lack of comfort is the reason most people give for leaving detox before the process is complete. In fact patients who leave detox early are most likely to return to their drug use just to find relief from Valium withdrawal.
Medical Detox with IV therapy
A better way to detox from Valium is to enter a medical detox treatment that uses IV therapy. Intravenous therapy is the method most recommended by doctors because it has an immediate effect on patient comfort by addressing withdrawal more quickly than oral medications. This is because the medication used in the detox process is administered through the IV port. The body does not need time to break down the medication; it goes directly into the blood stream.
Call Gallus Detox Center today, at 855-338-6929 and to find out how you can detox from Valium abuse.