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Drugs and Alcohol Addiction is a universal problem. There are several ways to overcome it.
Valium Addiction

Valium is the generic equivalent of diazepam, one of the best-known members of the benzodiazepine family. Valium is used for short-term relief of symptoms related to anxiety disorders. Valium will reduce anxiety and induce sleep. Valium is also used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures, hallucinations caused by alcohol withdrawal, and for relief of muscle spasms. Metabolic function of Diazepam is done by the liver and excreted mainly by the kidney. For long Valium was the leading benzodiazepine in the United States as well as many other countries.



Effects of Valium

What makes Valium different from other depressant drugs, is that benzodiazepine target receptors in the limbic region of the brain (a system involved in emotional regulation and control) instead of depressing activity all over the central nervous system. Valium is less risky because it is devoid of many of the side effects linked to other depressants. Valium is safe if taken as directed for short periods. In the case of tranquilizers, less than two months, and for sleeping pills, two weeks are considered as the safe period.

Symptoms of Valium Addiction

Dependence is a risk factor that comes with the drugs. This happens when the patients, after getting relief, continues to take it under the impression that they cannot live without their daily dose. Once used to it, they make it a habit to have a hit of Valium every few hours. And if they stop it suddenly, they feel like the old problem returns. Sometimes when the drug stops working, tolerance builds and they increase the dosage without consulting the doctor. By now, actually their problem is not anxiety or insomnia, but that they are unaware that the real problem is benzodiazepine dependency. Symptoms seen among the addicts mainly are high levels of anxiety, insomnia, tension, tremors, and fatigue.

Treatment

A state of mind psychologists call "learned helplessness" is one uphill task they find difficult to tackle. This is a pathetic situation where the patient feels stubbornly that there is no way out. To overcome this we need to learn the exact opposite - build the confidence that we can take charge of the events and circumstances of our lives. It is better to fight it this way than living as a nervous wreck or as a Valium addict.

 
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