Inpatient Diazepam Rehab Centers
Diazepam, more commonly known by the brand name Valium, has been a staple prescription for muscle spasms and anxiety for decades. It was literally the highest selling medication between 1968 and 1982. This mother’s little helper, like other benzodiazepines, has a valid contribution to make to medicine, but it is easily diverted into illicit or nonmedical use, which progresses into dependence and addiction.
If you are one of the many diazepam users who can no longer control their use of the medication, you know that you are risking your health and wellbeing. As central nervous system depressants, benzodiazepines slow breathing and overdoses often lead to death from poor respiration. But, that is just one possible negative health impact. There are many others.
The best way to avoid risking your health is obviously to stop using diazepam and other drugs, but that often feels easier said than done. It is really hard to kick a benzo addiction. The first step in recovery is learning about rehab, so that you can make a wise decision about the type of treatment that you choose to enter.
The following discussion should help you to understand the role of inpatient rehab for diazepam addiction. It should help you with the decision making, but the best way to get ready is to consult experts. By calling 800-681-7369Who Answers?, you can speak directly to an addiction expert who can walk you through all of your options and recommend a rehab center that will truly suit your case and give you the best chance at recovery.
How Do Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Differ?
Outpatient rehab really works best for people who have busy lives and a lot of obligations. People who can’t take a break from their daily lives to attend inpatient treatment are left with outpatient as their only option. Patients are able to continue attending school, going to work, and caring for their homes and families because they only have to go to the rehab center at scheduled times to attend treatment sessions.
Inpatient care is also called residential rehab because it requires patients to live on the premises. Participants experience the same types of sessions as outpatient patients:
- Support group meetings
- 12 step meetings
- Educational sessions
- Specialized care
- One-on-one therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
And, they sleep and eat and spend all of their other time at the rehab facility.
Does My Diazepam Addiction Really Require Residential Rehab?
Yes. First of all, benzodiazepines can be quite dangerous to stop taking and the first stage of inpatient rehab is detox, the series of interventions that help you to eliminate drugs and alcohol from your body as safely as possible. During this time, clinicians will work with you to allow you to stop using the medication without putting your life at risk.
Secondly, people with an addiction are twice as likely as the general population to suffer from a mood or anxiety disorder, often called comorbid. The same is true of other mental disorders as well. Inpatient care does the best job of simultaneously treating your diazepam addiction and your other disorders.
You will also benefit from the distance it provides you from your daily life. Without exposure to stress and triggers, you won’t want to use quite as badly. Without access to drugs and alcohol, you won’t be able to use even if you want to. And, without other obligations you can completely focus on your recovery.
How Much Time Should I Expect to Spend in Inpatient Rehab for My Diazepam Addiction?
There are a variety of treatment lengths because each person’s addiction requires a different treatment plan. The commonly offered lengths are:
- 28-30 days
- 60 days
- 90 days
The National Institute on Drug Abuse argues that treatment lasting fewer than 90 days has limited efficacy. They actually recommend that you remain in treatment significantly longer to achieve the best outcomes. Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend the whole time in inpatient care. You can always start there and transition to outpatient treatment when you are more stable.
The most important thing is to remain in treatment, so regardless of the length of treatment recommended to you, work on committing to the process.
To learn about what goes on in diazepam rehab, call 800-681-7369Who Answers?.