Valium Addiction
Valium Addiction

Effective and Affordable Valium Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Valium is a highly addictive drug that, when misused, can have detrimental effects. Valium, also known as Diazepam, is a psychoactive drug in the benzodiazepine family. It’s typically prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome and acute alcohol withdrawal. Valium increases GABA neurotransmitters in the brain that produce a sedative effect, causing drowsiness and muscle relaxation.

Users can develop a tolerance to Valium in as little as a few weeks and need to increase their dosage to achieve the same result. Long-term use causes structural changes to the brain that impair one’s ability to naturally relax without the drug. Once a dependency has developed, users often mix Valium with alcohol or crush and snort the pills for added effect. Mixing Valium and alcohol can be potentially fatal and is one of the most difficult addictions to quit.

Signs of Valium Addiction

  • Mood swings, irritability and rage
  • Drowsiness and slowed movements
  • Increasing dosage
  • Visiting several doctors or pharmacies
  • Change in eating habits
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Memory problems

Long-Term Effects of Valium Abuse

  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Hallucinations, delusions or psychosis
  • Bladder or bowel control issues
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Tremors

    • Slurred speech
    • Insomnia
    • Low blood pressure
    • Yellow eyes or skin
    • Anxiety, hyperactivity or agitation
    • Depression and suicidal thoughts

Valium Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai Rehab Centre

How Valium Detox Works

Valium has a long withdrawal period compared to other prescription drugs. Symptoms come in waves of varying severity. The intense effects of initial detox can last up to three days, and subtle symptoms or rebound effects can last a month or more. Physical withdrawal symptoms from Valium include tremors, vomiting, convulsions, anxiety and sweating. Too sudden of a detox can lead to what’s known as a ‘brain rebound’ and can cause seizures.

We have an international-standard hospital at The Cabin, staffed by a professional medical team experienced in treating withdrawal symptoms. Our team of doctors and nurses will closely monitor the reaction of each client and perform frequent medical check-ups to ensure their safety. Under the supervision of Thailand’s top detox specialist, our team will utilise a taper-down detox programme that includes the administration of specific detox medication as needed.

Psychological Treatment

Valium addiction is often paired with a co-occurring psychological disorder, such as anxiety or depression. It is important, in Valium addiction treatment, to identify and treat any underlying factors that may have contributed to the addiction.

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we have developed a unique programme called Recovery Zones that will identify and treat the addiction and psychological disorder in tandem. Recovery Zones is a unique counselling programme that uses a combination of individual and group counselling, a culturally-sensitive version of the 12-Step techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness exercises. Our team of counsellors and psychiatrists will teach you how to recognise and cope with your triggers and design an aftercare plan to maintain long-term sobriety. Recovery Zones helps our clients achieve complete, sustainable recovery.
Our experienced addiction counsellors will also collaborate with you to develop a personalised exercise and nutrition plan to improve your physical and mental health, making you more resilient and less likely to relapse.

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