Christian Valium Treatment
Many Christians believe that drug addiction is an affliction from God that is used to punish someone or strengthen someone's faith. While it's true God works in mysterious ways, it's not true that God purposefully afflicts people with addiction for these reasons. In 1 John 2:16, the Bible says, "For all that is in this world – the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions – is not from the Father but is from the world."
A diazepam addiction or addiction to any substance is an unfortunate problem of a fallen world. It's not something from God that you must suffer through. You don’t have to suffer through addiction alone, call us at (844) 402-3605. Our Christian counselors are available to take your call any time of the day, all year long. We can help you understand how to take a step toward God and receive treatment for your addiction.
What is Valium?
Valium is a branded version of the medication diazepam. It is part of the benzodiazepine family of drugs, which is one of the most abused types of drug in the United States. Valium is not illegal when used under a medical prescription regime. However, it is illegal to abuse Valium that was not prescribed to you or to seek Valium for abuse by going to different doctors and pharmacies and lying about your prescriptions.
Valium works in the body by calming certain nerves and receptors in the brain. This means it can be used to treat anxiety and other issues, but it can also be used to suppress emotions or get high.
Developing A Valium Dependency
As with any drug that makes chemical changes in the brain or body, Valium can be addicting. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that medications like Valium should be prescribed with caution. Even though diazepam has been around since the 1960s and is known as an effective treatment tool, it can be addicting. People who start taking it as part of a medical treatment have been known to become dependent on it and develop a valium addiction.
One of the more frightening things about Valium and similar prescription medications is that they open the door of addiction to so many people. You don't get a special immunity for following all the rules or believing strongly in a higher power. Anyone can become addicted to Valium, even if they start taking it legally. That doesn't mean you shouldn't follow doctor's orders and take medication your body might require, but it does mean you should be aware of the signs of addiction and be willing to seek help if you believe you have become addicted to Valium or any other substance.
Signs of Valium Addiction
The signs of Valium addiction can range from symptoms of a Valium high to irrational or strange behavior even when someone is not high. If you're worried someone you love is struggling with a diazepam addiction, look for some of these signs of addiction or Valium side effects:
- Use of Valium above the prescribed amount
- Use of the drug in ways that are not prescribed, especially taking it other than orally or mixing it with other drugs or alcohol
- Feeling anxious when the drug supply starts to run low
- Seeking drugs, especially through actions that involve lying, stealing or undue risk-taking
- Trying to stop taking Valium only to find yourself unable to do so
- Feeling withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Valium or reduce your dosage
- Failure to handle responsibilities and obligations
- Loss of interest in normal activities
- Changes in sleep and appetite
- Taking Valium without any medical reason
- Taking someone else's prescription
- Changes in hygiene
- Slow movements and speech
- Clumsiness and falling
- Problems with concentration and memory
The Dangers of Mixing Valium with Alcohol
One of the signs that someone is addicted to or abusing Valium is that they are mixing it with other substances to get high faster or strengthen the effects of any Valium high they might have. It's common to mix Valium with substances such as Xanax or alcohol, and this mixology can lead to very serious consequences.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that mixing alcohol with certain substances, including Valium, can result in overdose symptoms. Those include reduced heart rate and blood pressure, problems breathing and the risk of entering a coma. In many cases each year, mixing Valium with other substances results in death.
If you are struggling with Valium abuse, don't wait until you end up in the emergency room to get help. Call us today at (877) 443-7342 for a confidential consultation and information about how you can take steps to overcome this addiction.
Christ-Centered Valium Rehab Can Help
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
You might wonder where your new creation is if you've already "found Jesus," but you are still dealing with an addiction. What many people don't realize is that this verse from 2 Corinthians isn't a one-and-done thing. As humans, we can be "in Christ" daily; we must make that decision repeatedly and become a new creation over and over.
Seeking Christian Valium abuse treatment is one way you can become a new creation today, but fighting your addiction will be something you must work on the rest of your life. We know that's not easy, but we want to help you build a solid spiritual foundation to promote success in the future.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
Our Valium abuse treatment program includes a wide range of medical and behavioral therapy options integrated with a Biblical approach. We know it's critical to understand the root of the problem: why did you begin abusing Valium? The answer is different for everyone, which is why we take an individual approach to your treatment plan.
Treatment might include:
- Medical detox to help you stop using Valium without suffering from withdrawal symptoms
- Individual and group therapy so you can determine root causes for your addiction and develop healthy coping mechanisms for these problems
- Pastoral counseling, Bible study and worship services to incorporate your faith more fully into your recovery
- NA, AA and 12-step programs to prepare you for aftercare
- Family therapy to ensure you have a viable support structure upon discharge
- Education about career, lifestyle, nutrition and exercise changes that can help you lead a drug-free life
- Court liaison services to assist with any legal issues stemming from your drug use in the past
Ongoing support for sobriety
Galatians 5:1 says, "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." Just as Christ didn't set you free from sin so you could fall into eternal death, we don't want to work with you on your addiction just to send you right back to it.
After time spent at Road to Freedom, we help you integrate back into normal life. Our discharge counselors work with you to develop aftercare plans that support your mind, body and soul so you can continue to take steps toward a sober future and a full life.
Call us at (844) 402-3605 today for more information about how you can seek a full life with help from Christian Valium abuse treatment.