Valium is a drug from the benzodiazepine class that is prescribed by a physician in order to manage symptoms of anxiety disorders and treat panic attacks. Often used as a mild sedative and muscle relaxant, Valium is designed to slow down abnormally high levels of brain excitement. While many individuals are prescribed Valium in order to manage symptoms of their disorder and take it responsibly and as directed by their prescriber, others may become hooked on Valium and begin to use it in a nonmedical manner. This is called prescription drug abuse.
If used for an extended period of time, Valium begins to cause problems in an individual’s life. Physiological addiction occurs when your brain stops producing chemicals fast enough for the demands of your body. Psychological addiction develops if an individual begins to believe that he or she cannot live without the drug and comes to rely upon it as a way of relieving tension or getting high.
Valium users describe the intense feelings of relaxation induced by the usage of this prescription drug long after the drug was intended to be used. It is these feelings of pleasurable relaxation that make Valium one of the most commonly abused sedative drugs in the United States. In 2010, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2.6 million individuals used Valium or a similar drug for nonmedical purposes every month.
Individuals who realize that they have become addicted to Valium may try to stop taking the drug, leading to an intense and potentially dangerous withdrawal syndrome which can lead to tremors, shaking, cramping, and extreme anxiety. Valium should never be abruptly discontinued without the trained supervision of a member of the medical community as it can cause very serious – and potentially deadly – symptoms.
At Mount Regis, we will take your addiction to Valium seriously and carefully and humanely detoxify you from Valium and other substances in our detox program under the care of our well-trained medical staff.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Rehab at Mount Regis Center
Valium addiction is a very serious problem that requires the trained staff of Mount Regis to help you begin your journey to sobriety. Many of our compassionate staff members have struggled with addiction in the past so they are able to best relate to you as you face your struggles head-on. You’ll always have a shoulder to lean on when you need one most.
In our serene and comforting environment, you’ll be able to escape the everyday stresses of life to better focus upon your recovery. By being able to reduce your daily stresses, we can more appropriately address your addiction to Valium and any co-occurring disorders. We want you to feel like you’re at home when you’re in the safe confines of our restored historic Victorian home in Salem, Virginia.
When you come to us, you’ll undergo physical and psychiatric evaluations by our staff to determine if you are struggling with a co-occurring disorder and assess your body’s tolerance to Valium. This will allow us to gather a precise picture of who you are and what your needs from us will be. You’ll work with your treatment team to create a detailed plan of care for your stay with us that’s designed to meet all of your needs – mind, body, and spirit.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Mount Regis Center what matters to you matters to us. We genuinely care about you as a person and want to do everything in our power to make certain you get well and stay well. From the moment you enter our facility, you’ll know it’s like no other. We focus on treating the whole person and employ a variety of therapeutic techniques to manage your Valium addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our addiction rehab is centered on the 12-step model for addiction recovery and has helped many individuals just like you successfully become and stay sober. We’ll serve as your guides on your journey to sobriety.
Treatment Approaches to Valium Addiction at Mount Regis Center
At Mount Regis Center, we understand that each person who comes to us for help is a unique individual who has his or her own needs and problems. That is why we take a multipronged approach to Valium addiction. We work hard to create a treatment plan that takes all your needs into account before we proceed with treatment. Over the years, we’ve learned that the best approach for addiction rehab involves detox, medication management, and various therapeutic modalities.
When we have gathered enough information from our medical staff about your body’s tolerance and level of addiction to Valium, you may be placed into our detox program. In our detox treatment, we will humanely remove the Valium from your system under the careful supervision of our medical team. When you have been stabilized and are ready to begin your addiction recovery, we will help you transition into the next phases of your sobriety.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your recovery journey to manage any lingering withdrawal symptoms or treat the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. Then, we will slowly taper down your dosages as you learn new and more effective coping strategies. Medication is only used in maintenance doses as we do not want you to come away from our program addicted to another type of substance. In addition to detox and medication management, we also offer a variety of therapies to assist you in your recovery.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy we often use at Mount Regis to help you see how your thoughts affect your behaviors. We’ll explore negative thought patterns and how you can restructure these to behave more appropriately.
Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is another form of therapy we often employ at Mount Regis. REBT is an action-driven therapy that focuses upon resolving behavioral or emotional disturbances to allow you to lead the happiest and most fulfilling life you can imagine.
Group therapy is one of the most common therapeutic approaches we use at Mount Regis Center as it allows you the opportunity to work with other individuals who are struggling with similar problems in order for you both to grow and heal. Group topics may include anger management, co-occurring mental disorders, addiction, relapse prevention, and coping skills.
We know that you’re a part of a larger picture – your network of loved ones and friends will play a very important role in your recovery. We offer family sessions on a bi-weekly basis to allow your family to better understand the addiction process and your recovery. Family sessions will also serve to allow your loved ones to express the ways in which your Valium addiction has affected them.
Individual therapy may be necessary at times so that you can discuss issues you’re not comfortable facing in group therapy.
In addition to these therapeutic programs, we also pride ourselves on offering a number of experiential programs to best help you meet your therapeutic goals. These programs may include:
- Art programming
- Spiritual counseling
- A.A. and N.A.
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Recreational programs
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
When your stay with us comes to an inevitable end, we will work closely with you to create an appropriate aftercare plan to allow you the best opportunity to continue working through the strategies you’ve learned in rehab. Many of our alumni decide to join one of the less structured programs we offer after being discharged from our inpatient treatment center. Popular options include Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), day programs, and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) which will vary primarily in the number of days and hours you will meet. Other individuals decide to discharge home after their inpatient stay with us. In this case, we’ll locate an outpatient provider and connect you with local community resources to help you on your path toward sobriety.