AddictionsIn today's world, it seems like almost anything can be fixed with a pill; however, there is a big problem with people getting addicted to prescription medications. Benzodiazepine, also known as Valium, has a very high addiction rate. This class of drug is known as a psychoactive drug, which means it is a tranquilizer. This means it will alter brain function and change your mood and behavior, among others, like slow down your breathing. Valium is usually prescribed for anxiety, muscle spasms, and even seizures, and is not to be used with alcohol; very serious interactions can occur. Valium is only obtained with a prescription but can be easily abused and overused due to its relaxing effect. Like all drugs, there are side effects that can include drowsiness, blurred vision, muscle control issues, and unsteadiness.
There are signs of addiction; some of the things to be on the lookout for are.
- You are trying to get refills more often.
- You are visiting different doctors trying to get new prescriptions for Valium.
- If someone is taking Valium, that doesn't have a prescription.
- You are taking Valium in other ways than orally, such as crushing and snorting it.
- Take more than the directed dose.
At one time, Valium was the best-selling drug in the United States; it has a high potential to be abused, it is no longer the go-to treatment option it is still used but not as often as in the past. Valium is known by many different names diazepam is the most common, but there are many other trade names Valium is sold under. There are signs of acute withdrawal to look for in a loved one who may be withdrawn.
- They might complain of physical pain examples, headaches, cramps, and even tremors.
- Increased heart rate and a spike in blood pressure.
- Confusion and a chance to develop seizures; this needs immediate medical attention.
- Also, things such as cravings or mood swings, panic attacks, and even depression.