Drug overdoses kill more than guns and cars every year.
Yet, with regards to professionally prescribed medications that are ready to murder you as well as can drag out the last retribution for quite a long time, with intensifying wretchedness at each step, it is hard to beat the benzodiazepines. (1)
“Valium is legal. You can go to a doctor and get it and overdose on it.”
This excerpt line from Howard Sterns interview forces us to think about the horrifying effects of some Over The Counter Drugs.
I had also lost a lot due to this deadly drug- Valium.
I am sharing my cousin John’s story just to aware you about Valium high.
It’s been almost 2 years since the death of my cousin. He was only 20 years old.
He was a high honor student. He was bright, handsome, athletic, and popular.
He was dearly loved by his family and me. We were the best of friends.
Valium overdose took away his life.
We didn’t know that he started using drugs because he never showed any signs of using drugs.
And later, he started using pain and anxiety medication. He started using Valium to get high. It was then when we really began to see a change in him.
And one day, he was found dead on his bed.
That was the black day of my life because he was very close to me.
When we were in the hospital, I asked the doctor about the reason of his death.
And I was shocked when he told me that the reason was Valium High.
I lost my best friend, my partner in crime. For me, it hasn’t been easier. I just learned to live with pain. Drugs destroyed his life.
What Is Valium?
Valium belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, pronounced as (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens).
Its generic name is diazepam.
This is a medication that is prescribed by psychiatrists and doctors to alleviate pain and anxiety.
How Does It Work?
This medication works by calming the brain and nerves.
➔Valium is a depressant medication that fortifies the impacts of a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric corrosive (GABA). (2)
➔GABA attempts to slow down the activity of the brain.
➔Thus, increasing GABA neurotransmission results in reduced anxiety and less activity.
What are Valiums Good For?
- Valium is used to treat anxiety disorders, muscle spasm and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
- It is also used to treat seizures.
- It also provides sedation before medical procedures.
- This medication is also used to prevent nightmares.
There are some conditions in which you should not use the Valium.
- Severe Lung Disease
- Breathing problem
- Glaucoma (4)
- Alcohol Addiction
- Kidney problem
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep apnea
- Mental illness
What are the side effects of Valium?
There are a lot of side effects, which can disturb your life. These include:
- Feeling of tiredness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Dry mouth
- Loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Blurred or double vision
- Numbness and tingling sensation in the legs and arms
- Muscles twitching and tremors
- Skin rashes
- Slowed respiration
Confusion, unusual thoughts and depressed mood create a lot of problems.
Does Valium Get You High?
Yes, Valium can get you high.
Its chronic use leads to physical dependence and tolerance in its users.
In other words, Valium’s effectiveness decreases over time which means that people using Valium will have to start taking larger amounts of to get high.
Valium has nasty withdrawal effects due to which it gets very difficult to quit.
“When your cousin was using Valium, what changes did you notice?” The Doctor asked and my eyes got filled with tears.
You will see these kinds of signs and symptoms in a Valium-addicted person:
- A person may become a poor driver and he will face trouble focusing.
- A person, who is using Valium becomes “disinhibited” which means a person’s inhibition becomes lowered. This will make person aggressive and he can harm others.
- He can’t communicate clearly with other people.
- He can not make the difference between right and wrong.
- Dilated eyes will be seen.
- The patient may get hyperactive. Suicidal thoughts may originate in the patient’s mind.
- Do not stop or start Valium during pregnancy without your doctor’s advice. Because it will harm the unborn baby and creates seizures in the pregnant lady.
- Do not give this drug to a child younger than 6 months
- You should breastfeed a baby while using this medicine because it can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing baby.
- If taken with alcohol, it may prove fatal.
What Does Valium High Feel Like?
It produces an effect of euphoria.
It makes you feel lethargic.
Valium is known to give a ‘crazy high’ and the user feels like he is in a relaxed state. It induces drowsiness.
Valium addiction is a nasty thing and the withdrawal symptoms can get really unpleasant.
What are the Precautions You Need To Take?
Don’t Panic: You can Get Treated for The Valium Abuse
Valium Abuse has become a widespread problem. Immediate disuse of the drug can prove deadly to the user. The user may also face the following withdrawal symptoms:
- Panic Attacks
- High Blood Pressure
The treatment usually starts with a detoxification process. The patient is prescribed with a tapering dosage of valium to wean the patient off this drug and to ensure that the patient doesn’t have to face the nasty withdrawal symptoms.
There are various rehab centers that are working to help valium abusers.
By now you must have realized that the overuse of valium is harmful.
I lost my loveable cousin.
Teenagers, these days are using valium for recreational purposes.
Adults are getting inclined towards this medication for relaxation.
But, I fail to understand, “Why do you need to get high to have fun?”
Don’t play with your health.
Life is a beautiful journey. Enjoy the smooth ride with your loved ones instead of getting into the roller-coaster of ‘Valium High’.