Given its properties as excellent anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication, Valium has long been a favorite drug with patients and doctors. It is a benzodiazepine. It acts to slow down brain activity. Unfortunately, users have a history of abusing this drug, as the effects are calming and who doesn\u2019t want that? Further, given the drug's reputation for being addictive, it's not uncommon to see users displaying the typical signs of Valium abuse.\r\nThe Signs of Valium Abuse\r\nWhile most people might not readily recognize the signs of Valium abuse in the early stages of abuse, there is a noteworthy progression. First, the user will begin to show an obsession for the desire to get the drug at all costs. If their doctor has opted to discontinue writing a prescription, a patient will usually go \u201cdoctor shopping\u201d or check friends and relatives medicine cabinets.\r\n\r\nAs the abuse continues, loved ones will notice a change in appearance, a change in the frequency of mood swings, loss of muscle control, constant sleepiness and slowed movements. When a severe addiction becomes evident, the user is likely to become irritable and aggressive towards others, especially when they have difficulty securing more of the drug.\r\nGetting Treatment for Someone Showing Signs of Valium Abuse\r\nValium addiction is serious. When the signs of Valium abuse become evident, loved ones should be on alert. There is a threshold where addiction treatment from a licensed treatment center like Beaches Recovery becomes the only road to recovery. Of course, addicts are unlikely to seek treatment until they are ready to admit they have a problem\r\n\r\nWhen it's time for them to get help, the user can expect to go through three phases of treatment. The first phase is medical detox where the patient will get a chance to cleanse their mind and body of the cravings associated with addiction. Next, they will get the therapy that's necessary to help them identify the root causes of their addiction. The final phase of treatment is aftercare. It's here that patients turn in order to avoid relapse.\r\nHelp is Available at Beaches Recovery\r\nOur facility in Jacksonville, Florida, Beaches Recovery is a premier treatment center that focuses on individualized care and treatment. Our counselors help patients by employing some of these treatment options:\r\n\r\n \tOutpatient care\r\n \tInpatient care\r\n \tPartial hospitalization program\r\n \tDual diagnosis treatment\r\n \tResidential drug rehab\r\n \tFamily counseling\r\n\r\nWe also provide access to detox programs and a variety of aftercare options. Treatment includes ongoing counseling and access to sober and transitional living environments.\r\n\r\nAs an alternative to suffering an addiction to Valium, find the courage to reach out for help. The help you need is available by calling Beaches Recovery at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>.