Valium Is the Brand-Name of Diazepam and Is Often Prescribed for Sleep Disorders

Valium is a prescription drug in the benzodiazepine family of drugs. It is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat individuals with anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Valium is usually limited to one to two weeks of use when it is prescribed to relieve pain associated with muscle spasms. Lower-back pain sufferers are commonly prescribed Valium as a muscle relaxant.

Long-Term Valium Use Can Lead to Dependency

Many Valium abusers use the drug in combination with other illegal drugs or alcohol to achieve a more intense high.. Many legitimate Valium users can find themselves becoming addicted without even realizing it. For both of these groups, Valium drug abuse can be a very difficult habit to break. Long-term use, even under a doctor’s supervision, often leads to tolerance, forcing the individual to increase their dosage of Valium to achieve the same effect. This further exacerbates the negative impact of Valium abuse on the user and those around them.  

Withdrawal Symptoms

Long-term Valium use will yield a number of different withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Tremors
  • Convulsions
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramps
  • Vomiting

Their best and safest way to stop long-term Valium use or abuse is in a medically supervised detox and treatment facility. Medical professionals will be available to help you through the physical withdrawal symptoms and licensed counselors and therapists will be able to help you overcome your psychological desire for the drug and free you from the grip of Valium abuse.