Valium is an antianxiety agent ( benzodiazepines. ) Used primarily
for short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety.
The habit-forming potential of Valium is high. It is possible to
become dependent on Valium in only two weeks.
Valium in mainly available in tablets. The 2mg tablet is white, the
5mg tablet is yellow, and the 10mg tablet is blue.
Everyone's body is different but as little as half a pill of Valium
when combined with depressants can lower your respiratory system enough
to kill you. Taken in high doses Valium alone can kill you
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addiction can be fatal. As a tolerance to heroin develops, more and more heroin
must be administered to support the individual's addiction, until the addict
is literally spending every waking moment in search of heroin in order to
avoid heroin addiction withdrawal.
The symptoms of heroin addiction withdrawal are extremely uncomfortable.
Heroin addiction withdrawal begins approximately four to six hours after the
last dose of heroin is administered. Physical heroin addiction withdrawal
symptoms include restlessness, diarrhea, low blood pressure, stomach cramps,
leg cramps, vomiting, hot and cold chills, goose bumps and runny nose. The
emotional effects can include depression, anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite.
Cravings for heroin can last for months.
Methadone is a drug that has been used for several decades to
treat heroin addiction by blocking heroin's effects. Methadone generally entails
the entire spectrum of opioid side effects, including the development of tolerance
and physical and psychological addiction.
Heroin addiction can completely change the morals and integrity
of its participants. It is not uncommon for heroin addicts to steal, lie,
cheat, and even prostitute themselves to support their addiction to heroin.
One very grave danger associated with heroin addiction is the
potential for overdose because heroin purity is always uncertain. It is this
fact that makes heroin addiction a life threatening activity. You never know
the potency of the heroin you have just purchased and are about to administer.
In fact, of all drug related deaths in 1999, 51% were by heroin overdose.
Just this past February, Attorney General Janet Reno admitted
heroin is more plentiful, purer, and less expensive than it was just a few
years ago. "If we do not counteract the heroin threat now," she
said, "we risk repeating the terrible consequences of the 1980s' cocaine
and crack epidemic." Authorities estimate that heroin addiction has increased
20 percent and worldwide production has grown sharply, even as other illegal
substance abuse is declining.
Heroin addiction recovery is similar to the recovery from most
addictive drugs, except that heroin addiction withdrawal can last several
weeks to months. Attempting heroin addiction detoxification without professional
assistance is not advisable and can be dangerous. Heroin addiction withdrawal
can cause serious mental and emotional trauma including stroke, heart attack,
and depending on the individual's physical condition, even death. Recovery
from heroin addiction involves detoxification as an initial step. Secondly,
the individual should be willing to discuss the possibility of attending a
drug rehabilitation program. The highest documented success rates for heroin
addiction recovery are through long term drug rehabilitation programs lasting
at least three to six months. This gives structure and support to provide
long term recovery from heroin addiction.
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