How do you know when you have a Chlordiazepoxide addiction or someone you know has a problem? The first thing is illegal purchase from the streets if the prescription runs out before the maximum time frame. Stealing money to buy more pills from family and friends should be a big red flag. The tolerance to regular use of this drug becomes high, so the need to purchase more is addicting as well. Sometimes it sneaks up on a person so slowly that they don’t even realize or want to admit there is a problem. An addict can’t think much about anything except where or how to get their next pill.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know has a Chlordiazepoxide addiction, one factor to look out for is the way the body slows down. There’s no way a person can function on a normal basis, so it slows down physical as well as mental ability. Then when a person stops taking the drug for whatever reasons, thoughts can’t seem to process, and race out of control. Since a prescription is needed, many addicts look for other ways to purchase the drug.
These illegal behaviors include forging prescriptions, lying to hospitals and doctors to get a prescription, begging and stealing from those who have a legal prescription and even taking oneself to the ER with a fake illness to obtain the drug. Some hardcore addicts have even robbed places where the drug is stored, like a nursing home or medical facility. When it’s that bad, it’s time to get help before it spirals out of control.
Chlordiazepoxide, one of the oldest marketed drugs from way back in the 1950’s, is used for several disorders and for those who are withdrawing from alcohol. It can help anxiety and is basically prescribed as a short-term treatment. Diazepam, Librium and Valium are some of the more familiar names of this drug and some hard-core addicts use it to increase the effects of other drugs as well.
The problem with Chlordiazepoxide is it can be addictive if taken longer than the prescribed term of two to four weeks. It’s a sedative depressant, which could cause an overdose in a person when combined with other depressants. If you’ve taken a chlordiazepoxide with alcohol or opiates like morphine and even oxycodone, the chances of overdosing are much higher.
A Chlordiazepoxide Addiction Story –
Nicole, a 33-year-old mother of two beautiful girls, had some trauma in her life and was prescribed Chlordiazepoxide. She realized that taking a few more than she should gave her a great high and she often mixed it with alcohol. When her prescription ran out, she went to the ER and lied to get more. She went to three different hospitals in the next few months, but soon she ran out of places to ‘legally’ get a prescription.
Nicole didn’t know where to turn until she found someone on the street to sell her pills. This satisfied her addiction for a while, but since she only worked part-time her money ran out faster than she made it. She stole from her own mother to get more pills. Nicole loved her kids and husband, but her life spiraled out of control because she couldn’t keep feeding her high. Eventually her own mother called her out.
She began to realize there was a problem, something she had a hard time facing. The only option for her and anyone else who is abusing Chlordiazepoxide is to get professional help through a detox and treatment program. If you or someone you know is addicted, please get help today.