Valium Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Valium is a long-acting benzodiazepine, meaning it stays in the body for much longer than Ativan, Xanax or Halcion. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for over 14 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help!
Valium is commonly used for anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, Meniere's Disease and restless leg syndrome because it possesses anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, sedative, hypnotic, muscle relaxant and amnestic properties. Valium binds to the GABA receptors, which are the most prevalent inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter of the body. However, like all benzodiazepines, continued use of Valium down-regulates the GABA receptors and tolerance occurs, where a larger dose is required to have the same calming effect. After tolerance to Valium develops, the calming effect diminishes while anxiety and other excessive excitatory symptoms increase. This hyper-excitability is responsible for the wide and debilitating withdrawal symptoms if Valium is withdrawn too rapidly. Contact Us if you need help tapering Valium or have questions.
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Real Results for Valium Dependency
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Valium while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate
Interaction items to help make Valium withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Valium correctly. The success of our program over the past
14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Valium can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while
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We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Benzodiazepine withdrawals.
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Key Components of Our In-Home Program
Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process
Professional, kind mentoring
Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
*Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
Information, advice and direction
24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
- Email and phone access at no charge
Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
- Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone
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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people taper off Valium correctly. With customized withdrawal rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your
symptoms and properly taper off Valium, once and for all, from the comfort of your home.
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Valium history and info
On November 15, 2013 Valium marked its 50th anniversary. Diazepam was introduced as the generic version after Valium’s patent expired in 1985. Approved by the FDA in 1963, the drug was marketed to ‘reduce psychic tension’ and went on to become the Western world’s most widely prescribed solution for anxiety. Valium was also the first drug to reach $1 billion in sales and is marketed in over 500 brands around the world, including a nerve agent antidote the United States military employs.
As early as 1964 medical experts became alarmed about Valium’s addictive potential. In 1975 Vogue ran a story entitled “Danger ahead! Valium – The Pill You Love Can Turn on You,” warning that dependence could result in a ‘far worse addiction than heroin.”
Diazepam binds to GABA, the most prevalent calming neurotransmitter of the body. Initially the drug eases tension and anxiety, improving sleep. With continued use Diazepam down-regulates the GABA receptors, requiring a higher dose of the drug to achieve the calming effects. This is known as tolerance and once it occurs the sedative qualities of the drug diminishes while anxiety, insomnia, sensitivity to stress, and many other symptoms increase. This hyper-excited and altered state of GABA is responsible for the widespread and debilitating withdrawal symptoms that occur if Diazepam is withdrawn too rapidly.
Diazepam is highly addictive and recommended for short term use only, with both a psychological and physical addiction occurring.
Diazepam is the longest acting Benzodiazepine and has a half-life of 1-3 days (depending on individual metabolism), but peak plasma levels occur within 30-90 minutes. For this reason, many will convert from the shorter-acting benzos to Diazepam to taper. However, it depends on how an individual metabolizes Diazepam as it can cause over-sedation, increased pain and depression if they are a poor metabolizer.
*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...