There are many people who live in Arizona who are addicted to Valium. This can be a hard drug to quit, but going to rehab and other forms of treatment can make a huge difference.
Valium (diazepam) is in a class of medicine called benzodiazepines. They act as sedatives, slowing down the functions of the body, and are used to treat anxiety and sleep problems. They work by increasing the effect of a brain chemical called gamma amino butyric acid (GABA). GABA reduces brain activity in the areas of the brain responsible for rational thought. Valium is used to treat anxiety, problems with agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal, and sleep problems. It is also used along with other medication to treat muscle spasms and spasticity caused by neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, paraplegia (inability to move body parts), athetosis (abnormal muscles contractions), and stiff man syndrome. It works by calming overactivity of the brain.
Valium is a controlled substance. It is very addictive. Taking Valium for more than 4 to 6 weeks increases the risk of addiction. People should not take more than their proper dose. People can become physically and psychologically dependent on Valium. If there becomes a dependency on Valium, they should seek help in an Arizona drug rehab facility to recover from a valium addiction.
Signs of Valium Addiction and Withdrawal Symptoms
Many drugs can alter the thinking and judgement of people which can lead to serious health hazards such as infectious diseases, drugged driving, addiction, etc. Many people may have questions as to whether or not they have an addiction to a drug such as valium. The following are signs of addiction:
- Need larger dose to feel the effects of the drug
- Strong cravings
- Continue to use it even though there have been problems associated with using it
- No longer enjoy activities that once was enjoyed
- Ignoring responsibilities and commitments
If there is an addiction to valium then when trying to come off this drug, people may experience the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Overactive reflexes
- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, temperature with sweating
- Severe cravings for the drug
What Can Be Expected in a Medically Monitored Detox Program in Arizona?
When patients decide that they want to stop abusing prescription drugs such as Valium, it will be necessary for them to seek a detox program to help manage the painful and serious withdrawal symptoms. When entering a detox program, patients will be given a thorough medical examination to determine their overall health. It is important to treat any health issues that they may have. They will receive quality care from addiction specialists in a safe and warm environment. They will round the clock care. There are no FDA approved medications for withdrawal symptoms for Valium. Lowering the dose over time under the supervision of health care providers is an effective way to help lessen the more severe withdrawal symptoms. Nutrition is an important consideration to the detoxing process. Detox programs in Arizona will put in place a proper diet and nutrition plan for their patients while detoxing from drugs. Once the detoxification process is complete, patients will receive their medical clearance to begin rehab in a facility so patients can move forward in their journey to a life of sobriety.
What are the Types of Drug Rehab Programs in Arizona?
There are options for treatment for patients recovering from addictions. When patients contact a facility for help, they will reach admissions experts that will work along with them to make the best decision for treatment. They will use data received during the admissions process and intake process. Patients are given assessments and a complete medical physical during the intake process. Information from these are used to make decisions about their treatment plans and goals. It will depend on the severity of the drug and the length of time they have been in the addiction. They will be given a team of experts to guide each step of recovery. For some, a combination of treatments may be what is needed. The following options are available in Arizona rehab facilities.
- Inpatient Treatment programs offer 24 hour care 7 days a week in a facility. This is a high level treatment program. Patients who have a severe addiction to a potent drug will benefit from inpatient treatment. They can focus on their recovery 100% of the time. They are completely removed from their home life including responsibilities and work. They are placed in an environment that is focused and their only responsibility is to engage in their treatment plan to recover. During inpatient treatment, patients work with a team of quality experts during individual and group therapy. They receive around the clock support and help. Patients are removed from triggers in their environment that may cause them to relapse. They are given the opportunity to be fully engaged and focused in their treatment.
- Outpatient treatment is for patients who can benefit from a lower level of treatment than inpatient. Patients can live at home and can often remain in their jobs. Patients will attend individual therapy sessions weekly. Some outpatient rehab centers offer group therapy. Outpatient treatment programs provide different levels of care from Partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs down to outpatient programs. The level of care patients need is determined by the patients team. A Partial hospitalization program requires patients to attend the program daily, Monday through Friday. They participate in activities similar to inpatient programs. They go home in the evenings and on the weekends. Intensive outpatient programs meet 3 to 5 days a week for several hours. They engage in individual therapy sessions and group therapy. Art therapy is often provided by a licensed therapist in outpatient programs. Art therapy can be an effective way to help patients to reflect on their past responses to crisis situations and process multiple ways to handle the situation better. Outpatient treatment programs are effective in helping people continue in their journey and enjoy sobriety. They receive support from others who are desiring sobriety and they receive help and support from trained therapists.
Is It Safe to Seek Treatment in an Arizona Facility During the Covid19 Pandemic?
SpringBoard Recovery is diligent to implement all the guidelines that CDC is recommending for our safety and protection from Covid19 spread. We are committed to take every necessary precaution to prevent an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. We care about the safety and health of our staff and patients. The following are the precautions we are taking to prevent a Covid19 outbreak in our facility.
- Increased cleaning of all communal areas of the facility several times a day.
- Staff must be able to answer “no” to the CDC recommended questions such as, “Have you been in direct contact with someone who tested positive for Covid19 in the last 14 days (Direct contact meaning within 6 feet of each other without a mask for 15 minutes or longer)?” Temperature will be taken, masks required to be worn, social distancing required at all times, and covid screening completed daily. If staff does not pass the Covid screening, they will be required to follow the recommended procedures by the CDC to return to work.
- Visitation will be limited. Their temperature will be taken, Covid screening questions recommended by the CDC will be asked, mask required to be worn at all times, and social distancing required for each visitor.
- All incoming patients will be thoroughly examined to ensure they are healthy and free of Covid19.
- All Staff will remain consistent in disinfecting their work area throughout the day with a spray approved by CDC to kill the Covid19 virus.
- Patients and staff continue to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
- Patients and staff will report any Covid symptoms they may have at the moment that they notice any.
- We will take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are dedicated to do everything we can to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff. If one of our patients test positive, they will be immediately removed from the facility. Their room will be completely cleaned and disinfected. It is our goal for them to return to treatment as soon as it has been deemed safe for them to return. It is our desire that all our patients have the opportunity to receive the treatment and care they need to continue in their journey to living a fully recovered life.
What Does Treatment Look Like After Drug Rehab in Arizona?
When patients complete rehab in Arizona, they will be discharged with a complete treatment plan created by their team. Patients partner with their treatment team to create this aftercare treatment plan. Patients are expected to continue in treatment. Each aftercare treatment plan is catered to the needs of each patient. Every patient leaves the rehab with a team in place to support them in their everyday lives. Some will not be returning home, but will have the opportunity to live in a sober living home because home is a toxic environment in which they are likely to relapse. Sober living homes in Arizona offer activities for residents to engage in that are helpful to help them maintain their sobriety. They are expected to follow house rules, help with household chores, pay rent, and continue in individual therapy weekly. A sober living home provides patients with luxury amenities such as:
- Swimming pool
- Yoga studio
- Gourmet kitchen
- Coffee service
- Deluxe outdoor grill
- Extensive programming
- Spacious, upscale residence
- Professional house manager
Aftercare treatment requires all patients to continue in individual therapy. Therapy is necessary to continue in as patients navigate back into their daily lives. Some patients will go into outpatient programs because they still need close accountability and support. Aftercare will be in place for each patient before leaving the inpatient rehab facility. It is necessary for patients to continue in treatment in order to learn coping skills, how to deal with temptation to use, how to deal with triggers in their home life, what to say to loved ones about their addictions, how to manage negative influences, how to handle cravings to use Valium or other drugs, to learn better ways to handle the stress of everyday living, and skills to avoid slipping into a relapse. Many will be encouraged to attend 12 step recovery meetings in which they will meet people equipped to hold them accountable in their journey.
Learn More About Arizona Valium Addiction Treatment Options
In 2020 in Arizona, 1,141 people died as a result of drug addiction. Death from drug overdose is higher in Arizona than deaths caused by motor vehicles or deaths caused by firearms. The drug in-duced deaths in Arizona (17.9 per 100,000) is higher than the national rate (12.9 per 100,000). There is a strong need for drug rehab treatment for people in Arizona to seek help and support to stop their drug addiction.
At SpringBoard Recovery, we provide our patients with quality teams and care from the moment they enter the rehab facility to the day they are discharged. Our patients will leave our facility with the confidence of having the support and help in place they need to continue to live in sobriety. Each patient’s individual and unique needs are considered each step of their recovery. Teams work together with their patients to make decisions about their treatment. These decisions are based on the information, data collected from medical examinations, psychological assessments, and questionnaires that patients have completed during the intake process. If you or a family member need care and support to help stop drug addiction, please do not hesitate to call us today. When you call, an admissions specialist will be available to help you to start the admissions process. We will contact insurance for you and determine what any out of pocket expenses you may be responsible for. We will take the stress of contacting insurance and we will help you in this process step by step from the moment you pick up the phone to contact us. Contact us today.