Valium Addiction And Abuse
Valium, also known as Diazepam, is a prescribed Benzodiazepine medication to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. Its dosage depends on many criteria such as your age, condition, and response to other medications. Because determining proper dosage is so complex and precise, it is very important to stick to the dosage your doctor prescribed, otherwise addiction is very possible.
If addiction occurs, tapering is practiced to reduce the withdrawal side effects. If someone stops “cold turkey,” which is never recommended, they can experience:
Valium is meant to last a short period of time (less than 4 months), and its medical purposes can wear off, making the drug unable to treat the same symptoms it once could. Instead of stopping the medicine altogether, many up doses in fear their symptoms will return, leading to dependence and an addiction.