Teen Treatment for Valium Addiction
At Teen Treatment Center, we understand the growing concerns parents have for their teens suffering from pain medication addiction including the use of valium. That’s why we offer a comprehensive teen treatment for valium addiction.
Teens often call them candy, downers, or tranks. In some situations, parents begin to wonder about their teen’s use of these medications when they notice their own medications disappearing from the medicine cabinet. Could your teen really have a diazepam addiction?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that two million Americans were dependent on prescription opioid pain relievers or abusing them in 2014. Many of these were teens. Teen valium addiction is growing in prominence. They also note it is one of the hardest types of addictions to overcome.
If you suspect your teen is at risk or abusing valium, call Teen Treatment Center today for a confidential consultation. We’re available 24 hours a day: (844) 319-5239.
What Is Valium?
A valium high or diazepam high isn’t something most parents think of when they think of substance abuse in their teen. Yet, it is growing in numbers. Valium (diazepam) is a very commonly prescribed medication. It has been available since the 1950s in some form. It is often used to treat many types of disorders including anxiety and seizure-related symptoms. It works to reduce anxiety by calming the central nervous system and some responses in the brain. It helps people to feel better. The pill itself is generally, easily identifiable. It comes in several colors, often with the name VALIUM printed on it as well as a V shape punched from the center of the pill.
The medication can create a sedative or hypnotic presence. This is why teens often seek out this medication.
Dangerous side effects are contributed to the use of valium. Valium side effects include:
- Shakiness and unsteady walking
- Panic attacks
- Rapid eye movement
- Convulsions and seizures
- Sleeping disorders
- Trembling and other muscle-control signs
- Abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Dark urine
- Black or tarry stools
- Changes in speech pattern
- Fast heartbeat
- Irregular breathing
- Loss of appetite
Is Valium Addictive?
Long-term abuse of valium can lead to addiction. Dependency is a very common side effect from even moderately long use. Valium overdose can be fatal. The combination of valium and alcohol is also a lethal combination that can lead to brain damage from seizures, loss of consciousness, and even death.
If you suspect your teen is abusing valium, and you notice these side effects or others, don’t delay in getting your teen help right away. You can call Teen Treatment Center 24-hours a day at: (844) 319-5239 for immediate support.
How Does Teen Valium Addiction Start?
A valium high is very attractive to teens. It can be used as a typically ingested pill or some teens may try snorting valium for a faster, but more dangerous high. Many teens use Valium as a stress-reliever from school or difficult social or family situations. Teens believe that they are not as dangerous as using other drugs. The maintain the misconception that because it is a prescription medication, it is safe to use. Often times, they have easy access to it as well especially if a parent or another contact takes this very commonly prescribed medication for a health condition.
Signs of Valium Addiction in Your Teen
Parents may be able to see signs of teen valium abuse. Generally, this happens when there are withdrawal signs or instances in which the teen no longer is using the prescription medication because they do not have access to it.
Severe withdrawal symptoms include:
- Severe panic attacks
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Any signs of the side effects of use of this medication should be used as a reason to contact our Teen Treatment Center for immediate help for your teen.
What Can Be Done to Help Your Teen?
Teen valium abuse treatment starts with calling our center to enroll your child in our program. We offer a gender-separate residential treatment center that allows your teen to have a safe, secure location to detox.
Detoxing from valium must be done in a controlled environment. As you’ve read, the withdrawal symptoms can be very worrisome. In our controlled environment, we work to minimize the side effects through a medically assisted detox method. This is done in the most comfortable way possible while vital signs are monitored. Our doctors and nurses are there to help your teen every step of the way.
Our licensed therapists will create a treatment plan based on your teen’s individual needs, lifestyle, and goals. At Teen Treatment Center, your teen can safely withdraw in a safe, comfortable environment. We provide the following services:
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Continuing academic support and tutoring
- Recreational therapy
A key component of our treatment is to focus on getting back to life. This includes:
- Identifying the root cause of the abuse with certified counselors
- Learning life skills to help them to get back to their day to day activities and managing stress in a healthy manner
- Aftercare program access to help your teen to have a better life without the use of valium.
At Teen Treatment Center, we have the resources available to support your teen’s and your family’s recovery from the psychological, physical, and emotional impact of valium use.
Call Teen Treatment Center immediately at (844) 319-5239. We are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
All consultations are confidential and free.
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