Is Addiction Hereditary? What’s the link between heredity and addiction? Great question. It’s a very complex issue. There are predispositions that can affect addiction potential. Oftentimes the environmental influence is the driving factor for addiction. The influencers from early on in our life are just as strong if not stronger alongside any hereditary factors. Other
The Most Dangerous Phase of Withdrawal
The most acute symptoms of Valium withdrawal happen within the first 1-4 days after taking the last dose. During this time, patients can experience severe anxiety or panic attacks, depression, mood swings, headaches, nausea, vomiting, tremors, cardiovascular symptoms (such as high blood pressure or tachycardia), confusion, and seizures. Seizures can be especially dangerous during this critical period, and require immediate medical attention.
After the acute phase, there is another general phase lasting up to two weeks, or longer. Symptoms during this period are similar to those in the acute phase, though less severe. After another week or two of recovery, the physical portion of the withdrawal ends.