Benzos, like Valium, are the most commonly prescribed medications. These drugs are used to treat seizures, anxiety, and muscle spasms. Valium is most often prescribed for anxiety and intense stress. Unfortunately, like other benzos, Valium can be highly addictive and cause long-term effects on a person’s brain. Benzo addiction treatment is the safest way to stop using Valium while treating the underlying causes of symptoms like anxiety and stress.
Are you worried about Valium addiction? Our valium addiction treatment program in New Hampshire can help. With comprehensive, holistic outpatient treatment for benzos and other drugs, A Better State is here to help you and your loved ones address the root cause of valium addiction. Call us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about our holistic benzo addiction treatment and start recovery today.
How Does Valium Work?
Valium relaxes the mind and nervous system to reduce anxiety and hyperactive thinking. Like other benzos, Valium releases high levels of GABA and dopamine to promote calm. The brain makes GABA and dopamine every day. Unfortunately, stress, anxiety, diet, and lifestyle can reduce levels of these essential chemicals or make them less bioavailable in our food.
Valium supplements these chemicals, providing temporary relief from symptoms. Unfortunately, prolonged use can stop the brain from making its own GABA and dopamine. This can cause Valium dependence and addiction. Prolonged use of Valium can lead to:
- Difficulty speaking or understanding language
- Short-term memory loss
- Trouble understanding objects in space
- Trouble following conversations
While Valium can help relieve anxiety, it won’t treat the root cause. Mental health conditions, unprocessed trauma, belief systems, fears, and life situations can cause intense anxiety for many. Working with a mental health professional to treat the root cause of anxiety can relieve the need for Valium and other benzos.
Signs You Need a Valium Rehab Program
Valium can be highly addictive. Most people taking Valium are seeking relief from prolonged stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, the more often someone takes Valium, the more often they will need it to save off anxiety symptoms. When someone stops takings Valium cold turkey, they will experience a “rebound effect.” This means initial symptoms will return and worsen. For many, this can make quitting without professional help feel impossible. Signs it’s time for Valium addiction treatment include:
- Long-term side effects like memory and comprehension issues
- Craving Valium or thinking about Valium
- Suicidal ideation
Valium is a long-acting benzo. This means it stays in the bloodstream longer than other meditations. Unfortunately, it can cause many adverse mental health problems like suicidal ideation. Whether you’re craving Valium, combining it with alcohol for more potent effects, or experiencing self-harming thoughts, it’s time to call a mental health professional.
Begin Valium Addiction Treatment Program in New Hampshire Today
People struggle with Valium addiction every day. Unfortunately, the drug is a band-aid for deeper emotional and mental health issues. At A Better State, we believe in a different approach to addiction treatment. Clients undergo a range of evidence-based therapies during our holistic treatment programs to get to the root cause of benzo addiction. This can help relieve the need for Valium and provide healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety. Our dual diagnosis treatments can uncover, diagnose, and treat anxiety and other mood disorders with the support of loved ones and others in recovery.
Our partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide a balance between flexibility and care. Our Valium rehab clinic provides clients with the following:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Art therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Mindfulness meditation therapy
Our range of therapies and accessible treatment options are here to help you stop using Valium and heal.