September 11th, 2023
Are you desperate for a life that doesn’t revolve around the constant need for diazepam? Or a life full of opportunities where the clouds of diazepam addiction have been lifted once and for all? Diazepam rehab can provide the pathway to that new life and a future that you can finally look forward to. At Oasis Runcorn, our diazepam rehab programme has helped people from every walk of life put the memory of addiction firmly behind them and begin to repair the damage done by diazepam abuse.
Understanding diazepam rehab
Diazepam rehab is an effective, evidence-based treatment programme that can help you stop taking diazepam, improve your health and help you to stay sober in the future. At Oasis Runcorn, diazepam rehab involves a combination of medically supervised detox, different types of therapy and an aftercare programme for when you leave rehab and return home. This combination is needed because prescription drug addiction, including dependence on diazepam, is a complex illness which requires a holistic treatment approach.
The benefits of diazepam rehab
We understand that diazepam rehab can seem daunting and scary, but the benefits can be life-changing. Some of the benefits that are available to you include:
- Breaking free from the grip of diazepam dependency and gaining control over your life again.
- Restoring your physical and mental health that have been harmed by diazepam abuse.
- Mending relationships strained by your condition and reconnecting with friends and family.
- Improved quality of life, including happier and more successful work, hobbies and relationships.
- Building a supportive network of people who understand what you are going through and can help you on your journey.
- Less financial issues as you will no longer need to spend money on diazepam or lose money due to job loss or poor performance at work.
- Reduced risk of legal issues as possessing and supplying diazepam is illegal, and funding a dependency can also lead to criminal behaviour.
Do I need diazepam rehab? a self-check quiz
It may sound easy, but accepting that you need diazepam rehab is a significant breakthrough. In fact, many people fall at this first hurdle because they are in denial and convince themselves that their diazepam use is under control.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I often take diazepam in larger amounts or for longer than intended?
- Have I tried to cut down or stop using diazepam but failed?
- Do I spend a lot of time and effort trying to get diazepam, using it or recovering from use?
- Do I experience cravings or diazepam withdrawal symptoms when I haven’t used it?
- Has taking diazepam made me unable to perform well at work, school or home?
- Has my diazepam use affected my relationships?
- Have I given up hobbies or other activities that I used to enjoy?
If you answered yes to several of these questions, then it might be time to consider diazepam rehab.
Inpatient diazepam rehab: why it’s the best option
Prescription drug rehab programmes such as those for diazepam can be provided either as outpatient or inpatient. Inpatient diazepam rehab (where you live at a residential centre like Oasis Runcorn while completing treatment) is usually the most effective for a number of reasons:
- Round-the-clock medical supervision during the crucial detox phase
- A drug-free residential environment which provides a sanctuary from stress, triggers and temptations
- The chance to focus purely on diazepam rehab and not worry about other responsibilities
- A wider range of therapies (for example, one-to-one therapy is usually only offered at inpatient diazepam rehab)
- Peer support from the other people in recovery and a chance to make bonds with them and the staff
The diazepam detox process
Diazepam detox is the initial stage of rehab, where your body rids itself of diazepam, breaks the physical dependence and begins to heal. Diazepam detox can be challenging due to withdrawal symptoms, but in a rehab setting like Oasis Runcorn, doctors and nurses can manage any discomfort and keep you safe.
Understanding diazepam withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms are a normal part of the diazepam detox process, but they can vary in intensity and duration based on your diazepam use history and overall health. Here are some common diazepam withdrawal symptoms you can expect:
- Trouble sleeping
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle pain
These symptoms can be uncomfortable, but remember, they are temporary and manageable under professional supervision. However, you should never attempt to go “cold turkey” and detox from diazepam at home as more diazepam withdrawal symptoms can arise, which require medical intervention. These include:
- Extreme dehydration
- Dangerously rapid heart rate
The diazepam withdrawal timeline: what to expect
Withdrawal from diazepam can be daunting, but knowing what to expect can help prepare you and prevent fear of the unknown. Here is a general diazepam withdrawal timeline as a rough guide:
- 6-8 hours post your last dose: Minor diazepam withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and restlessness may start to appear.
- 1-3 days post your last dose: Diazepam withdrawal symptoms usually peak during this time, including high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and severe anxiety.
- 1-2 weeks post your last dose: Diazepam withdrawal symptoms gradually begin to subside, although psychological symptoms like anxiety and insomnia may persist for a while.
- After 2 weeks: Most physical symptoms should have diminished, but psychological support might still be necessary to deal with lingering anxiety or mood changes.
Keep in mind that these timelines can vary, but each day you push through brings you one step closer to recovery.
Unfortunately, benzodiazepine addiction, such as a dependence on diazepam, has one of the longest potential withdrawal periods. Some people may still experience symptoms weeks or even months after diazepam detox. This is known as Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms or PAWS. If you experience PAWS, you will need ongoing professional support, which a centre like Oasis Runcorn can assist you with.
The diazepam rehab therapy process
Oasis Runcorn’s diazepam rehab programme includes various therapies that can help with every aspect of diazepam addiction. These therapies are all evidence-based and have been proven to be highly effective. They include:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): DBT is a form of CBT that focuses on mindfulness, gaining better control over your emotions and dealing with stress in a healthier way. This can help you manage cravings and avoid relapse both during and after diazepam rehab.
- Group therapy: Sharing experiences and coping strategies with others who are also going through recovery can provide valuable insights and support.
- Individual counselling: One-on-one sessions with a therapist can help address personal issues linked to your diazepam use and dependency in a safe, confidential environment.
- Family therapy: Involving your loved ones can help mend strained relationships and build a support system for your recovery journey.
- Holistic therapies: Techniques like yoga, mindfulness and meditation can help manage stress and promote overall well-being.
This tailored blend of therapies offered at Oasis Runcorn aims to address the underlying emotional and psychological triggers that have caused your diazepam abuse and dependence. With this comprehensive approach, you can build a strong foundation for a healthier, drug-free life, well-equipped to face future challenges.
Diazepam relapse prevention strategies
A stay in diazepam rehab can transform your outlook and chances at a happy, healthy future. However, when you leave rehab and go home, you will suddenly be exposed to all the stress and other triggers you have been shielded from. To prevent these issues from causing a diazepam relapse, here are some proven strategies:
Take part in aftercare…
Just because you’ve completed rehab doesn’t mean therapy should stop. Our aftercare programme will provide you with the aftercare support you would need for one year, completely free of charge. This will provide ongoing support and make the transition to everyday life easier.
Adopt healthy lifestyle practices…
Building a life around health-conscious habits such as regular physical activity, nutritious eating and restful sleep can strengthen your body’s natural resilience against relapse.
Manage stress effectively…
Stress is a common relapse trigger. Find healthy outlets to manage stress, such as mindfulness techniques, meditation or yoga, to ensure it doesn’t drive you back to diazepam use.
Steer clear of triggers…
Recognise the situations, people or environments that provoke the urge to use diazepam. Develop strategies to avoid or cope with these triggers effectively when they are unavoidable.
Lean on your support system…
Foster relationships with individuals who support your recovery. Whether it’s family, friends or recovery support groups, having people you can turn to in challenging times can make a huge difference.
Begin diazepam rehab today
Every step you take on your recovery journey brings you closer to reclaiming the life you deserve, and Oasis Runcorn is here to support you all the way. Our diazepam rehab programmes have been proven to give you the best possible chance at a bright future free from diazepam.
The decision to seek help is the first, crucial step towards a healthier, happier life. And it’s a step you can take right now. So reach out to Oasis Runcorn today, and let’s walk this path together.