Diazepam abuse is posing an increasingly urgent substance abuse threat in the United States. Better known as Valium, diazepam is a benzodiazepine commonly used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. While it’s proven remarkably effective in the treatment of certain anxiety-related issues, diazepam can also be incredibly addictive and dangerous, particularly when mixed with alcohol. In 2014, there were over 1,700 overdoses due to diazepam, a number that has been steadily climbing for the past five years. If you or someone you care about is one of the thousands that have fallen victim to diazepam abuse, help is closer than you think. Call RU Encore today for comprehensive, music-based long-term treatment.
Effects of Diazepam Abuse
Physical and Emotional Fallout
In addition to posing serious acute medical and psychiatric risks, diazepam abuse can also create chaos in users’ quality of life. While effects of diazepam abuse will vary for each user, based on their history and scope of abuse, some of the more common may include:
Changes in Heart Rate
Nausea and Vomiting
Confusion and Disorientation
More serious long-term side effects can include depression, aggression, decreased cognition, psychosis, seizures and more. If you’re experiencing these or any other serious side effects, contact your prescribing physician immediately.
Treating Diazepam Addiction
The RU Encore Approach
RU Encore offers a variety of long-term treatment options to help patients heal from diazepam abuse and addiction. Each one of our treatment programs combines music-based therapies, such as songwriting, lyricism and live performance with traditional treatment elements like individualized counseling, group therapy and aftercare. We are also able to coordinate medically supervised detox to help patients get the help they need for withdrawal symptoms and address the acute medical risks of their diazepam abuse. You don’t have to struggle with diazepam abuse on your own anymore. Call RU Encore today at (844) 25-MUSIC.